Can anyone help me identity (& fix) this strange Dock items?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Cassady, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Cassady macrumors 6502a

    Cassady

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    Hello all,

    Dock was mostly hidden, and unused in Mavericks (use Alfred etc. to do all my launching).

    With Yosemite, figured I'd give it another go.

    Restored/unhid the Dock - but now have these strange icons in it. Presumably(?) they are non-update/Yosemite ready Apps - but I cannot for the life of me, work out what they are. Dragging them off the Dock brings up a little "remove" icon, but releasing the drag, does nothing (no puff of disappearance). Quitting them does nothing either...

    Any tips?

    PS - hovering over them, brings up "qlmanage" as the tooltip??
     

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  2. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    If you right click (control + click) on the them you will have options for removing them from the dock and finding them in Finder.
     
  3. Cassady thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cassady

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    Many thanks. Found them in Finder - part of the Quicklook functionality - as pointed out (kindly) by the post after yours. It's some sort of an exec file in the OS systems, so not something I'd want to play around with(?)

    Thing is - still cannot work out how to remove it from the Dock. As mentioned - quitting does nothing, neither does dragging it...
     
  4. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Right click > Options > Remove from Dock doesn't work? Are they actually quitting (is there a dock below the icons indicating they're still running)? Have you tried restarting?
     
  5. Cassady thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Still downloading updates - so haven't restarted after the installation. That might very well do the trick - should've tried that first! :rolleyes:

    But right-click does nada. The screen-ab below has all the options available... Note the dot underneath appears to indicate it's active somehow(?)...

    [Edit]

    The plots thickens in Activity monitor...

    Should I simply kill these?
     

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  6. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, they're still running so there's no way to have them leave the Dock until they're quit. I bet a restart will fix it. Post back here if it doesn't.
     
  7. Cassady thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Will do!
     
  8. Cassady thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cassady

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    Force quit and restart did the trick - thanks again for the help!
     
  9. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Anytime! Glad it worked!
     

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