Default macOS apps coming back to Dock after restart

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  1. testuser3130 macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
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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?
     
  5. testuser3130 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They come back after the restart even though I deleted them from the dock.
     
  6. J.Gallardo macrumors regular

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    Could it be iCloud sync? Desktop, Documents... even System Preferences are iCloud tied by default...
     
  7. DeltaMac, Sep 28, 2018
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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?)
     
  8. iStorm macrumors member

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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?
     
  9. GigabitEthernet macrumors 6502a

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    It is Recent Apps. Turn it off from System Preferences > Dock.
     
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  11. testuser3130 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's not recent apps. I turned it off already
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    What are you talking about, this is new MacBook
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    This is something happened with work mac too. I have this complaint for long time.
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    I don't think so
     
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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?
     
  13. testuser3130 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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