Default macOS apps coming back to Dock after restart

testuser3130

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Oct 28, 2017
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Falls Church, VA
I have this problem since Sierra, but it's annoying lately. I removed Photos, News, Siri etc. apps from the dock. But When I restart my mac they keep coming back. What should I do? any suggestion to fix this?
 

DeltaMac

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Does your dock restore to defaults when you restart?
What I am asking is: Do icons for any NON-macOS apps that you add to the dock, then disappear from the dock after a restart?
 

DeltaMac

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Same question, re-phrased:
If you change the Dock (add another non-Mac icon), does the Dock revert to original defaults after a restart (and icons that you have added are gone from the dock?)
 
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iStorm

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Nope. That's not my issue
Right, I know that article isn't about your issue. I probably should have explained it. If your defaults are coming back after restart, maybe something is corrupted with your dock settings file. So I was curious if deleting the settings would regenerate a correct one where you could remove the icons and have the change persist. Not sure if you tried that or not anyway. DeltaMac has a great question too. Do 3rd party apps stay in the dock after restart, or are they removed?
 

testuser3130

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Original poster
Oct 28, 2017
19
2
Falls Church, VA
It is Recent Apps. Turn it off from System Preferences > Dock.
It's not recent apps. I turned it off already
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Just to a clean install dude
What are you talking about, this is new MacBook
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Right, I know that article isn't about your issue. I probably should have explained it. If your defaults are coming back after restart, maybe something is corrupted with your dock settings file. So I was curious if deleting the settings would regenerate a correct one where you could remove the icons and have the change persist. Not sure if you tried that or not anyway. DeltaMac has a great question too. Do 3rd party apps stay in the dock after restart, or are they removed?
This is something happened with work mac too. I have this complaint for long time.
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Could it be iCloud sync? Desktop, Documents... even System Preferences are iCloud tied by default...
I don't think so
 

DeltaMac

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Jul 30, 2003
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Same question (from post #7 above) -
If you add (non-Apple/third party app) icons to your dock, do those new icons also disappear from your dock after you restart?
Another way to ask this: Does your dock return to original defaults every time you restart?
 

testuser3130

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 28, 2017
19
2
Falls Church, VA
Same question (from post #7 above) -
If you add (non-Apple/third party app) icons to your dock, do those new icons also disappear from your dock after you restart?
Another way to ask this: Does your dock return to original defaults every time you restart?
1. 3rd party icons stay in dock even after the restart as expected.
2. No, initially I had 5-7 default icons and deleted those. Every time I restart photos, news, Siri icons come back
 
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