Can't delete an icon in the dock.

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by sandman512, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. sandman512 macrumors member

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    #1
    Good morning, there is an icon on the in my dock that won't delete. It is a white icon with a dot underneath it. When I go to drag it to the trash, it will not let me. I cannot force quit either. Any advice, THANKS!
     
  2. 65535 macrumors member

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    #2
    Can you upload a cropped screenshot of the icon?
     
  3. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    #3
    Have you tried to restart the dock?
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Does right click and "Remove from dock" work rather than trying to delete it?
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    The dot means the app is running - close the app or force close it, then right click as advised - select Remove from dock
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What app is it? You should be able to Force Quit it.
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 603

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    The only app I can think of that fits this description is Finder, which is always open and can't be removed from the Dock. Unless it's another app that's giving you a hard time, in which case it should be gone after you log out and back in (edit: make sure to uncheck the option to reopen windows when you log out).
     

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