Cannot reset dock after bad terminal command

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  1. zoodledoop macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I was being dumb and entered a terminal command that made it so that my dock only displays running applications. I thought it was cool, but soon wanted to change it back, so I tried the reverting command, but it doesn't seem to work at all. The original command was:

    defaults write com.apple.dock static-only -bool TRUE

    and the reverting (and non-functional) command was:

    defaults write com.apple.dock static-only -bool FALSE

    After looking online, the reverting command works for most people, but for some reason, not for me.

    Any advise??
     
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  3. zoodledoop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    10.9.3
     
  4. kryten2 macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    Messing with the Dock preferences always needs a restart of the Dock. So in Terminal after each defaults write should go a :

    Code:
    killall Dock
    -bool TRUE

    Code:
    Found 1 keys in domain 'com.apple.dock': {
        "static-only" = 1;
    }
    -bool FALSE

    Code:
    Found 1 keys in domain 'com.apple.dock': {
        "static-only" = 0;
    } 
    Note : Tested on OS X 10.9.2
     

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