Can not resize dock Help Please

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yetti12, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. yetti12 macrumors newbie

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    I am unable to resize my Dock on my MacBook. I place the mouse over teh spacer on the dock and i the mouse no longer changes symbols ad allows for Dock to change sizes. So i though i would try going in to Preferences and doing it from there. But when i tried doing it from there i was only able to make it smaller... Weird eh? Even when i tried dragging the arrow towards larger it would always move towards smaller. Oh also the dock size section in preferences is now grayed out and can't be moved at all.

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    My specs:

    MacBook 2.4GHZ, Intel Core 2 Duo, (if his is needed and helps)

    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. johto macrumors 6502

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    Dont know what made it go bad, but have you tried to reset the dock to the default by deleting the file ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist in your home directory?

    Its good practice to have a backup version of the pref file if the dock for some reason goes "bad". Example can you imagine if you mistakenly dragged 1000+ pictures to your dock, and it made them all as an icon? You would be dragging them off from your dock the whole day! :D Its easier then to delete the dock prefs and then restore it from the backup file (eg. from com.apple.dock.plist_backup) :)
     
  3. gusious macrumors 65816

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  4. yetti12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    HOw would i go about making a Back up? and where would i save this Back up?

    Also deleting this pList... what would happen my dock would refresh or something?

    Im pretty new to macs only got it in Feb.

    Know quiet a bit but not a Mac genius lol
     

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