Problem with my dock

Discussion in 'macOS' started by adrian-cg, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. adrian-cg macrumors member

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    Sep 17, 2005
    #1
    Sometimes my dock's magnificiation will stop working and it wont display the names of the apps when i hover the mouse over them. This just happens randomly. A reboot fixes it and I already tried zapping PRAM but it still decides to stop working randomly.

    Any ideas on what may have gone amiss?

    EDIT: I just noticed a resolution change also fixes it, but I still wonder what is wrong. I have a 15" DL Powerbook running 10.4.3
     
  2. tag macrumors 6502a

    tag

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    PA, US
    #2
    I've run into this problem a couple of times in the last month or so. I found that whenever it happened, it would have been after I had alot of memory intensive apps open for a good long while. Like you I always just rebooted and it went away. I'm on 10.4.2 so I guess its not an update specific problem.
     
  3. Sic macrumors 6502

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    Southampton UK
    #3
    do you have any hot corners? do they work when your dock freezes?

    keep a terminal window open, and when the dock freezes type

    Code:
    killall dock -HUP
    
    if that doesnt reopen the dock, and hot corners, then ONLY fix i have found in the 3 weeks of battling this problem every day, is a reinstall of OSX. i havent got a clue what caused it, which is really annoying as i dont know what i could potentially do to bring it back
     
  4. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    #4
    Try deleting this preference
    com.apple.dock.plist

    in Users>Home>Library>Preferences
     

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