Dock acting up..

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  1. Bolteh macrumors regular

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    For some unknown reason, the background of my dock disappeared and the items in Stacks don't show up (just the background (see screenshot below)) but are still functional.

    I tried rebooting and "killall Dock" in terminal, but nothing seems to work.

    I once tried a thingy that makes the dock lighter or whatever, but that was a month ago and I removed it instantly (as it sucked). I also have custom indicators (the black arrows) installed, but for a bigger Dock only (ugly when it's small). But that was all weeks/months ago and in that time, the dock never failed working..

    Come to think of it, this might have happend with the latest security update which I installed monday or so.


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  2. efcjoe macrumors newbie

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    Same thing happens to me sometimes. Normally when I wake up from sleep but not always (so I don't know what triggers it). Rebooting has always worked for me though.

    Joe
     
  3. rhyndu macrumors regular

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    Try adding or removing some icons.

    (there is also always that grey disk that says "Original Tiger System Reinstall" :))
     
  4. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    Oh, so this problem defiantly isn't limited to my computer then.

    It might be the model stilll...

    what computer are you using? I'm a 2.4 GHz 24" 2007 iMac.

    Edit: I never used any of the modifications for the dock. So they have nothing to do with it. And I had it happen before the update, so that has nothing to do with it either.
     
  5. efcjoe macrumors newbie

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    I'm on a 20" 2GHz 2007 iMac so it shouldn't be the model. I don't know what it is :confused:.
     
  6. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    Happens to me too, when waking up from sleep. I think it's a bug.
     
  7. AfroZ macrumors newbie

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    The same thing is happening to me. Twice this week so far. Always when it wakes from sleep. Otherwise everything works fine. A reboot clears it up.

    I have a 24" Alu iMac. Could this be related to the video driver fix from a few weeks ago? If only Alu iMacs are having this issue it may be related I think.
     
  8. Nick12945 macrumors regular

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    I'm using the 2.4 Ghz iMac and this also happens to me too. You don't need to restart though. A log off should suffice.
     
  9. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I have never seen this Maybe it will be fixed in the next update.
     
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  11. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

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    Aloha everyone,

    I have a 20" Core Duo iMac (purchased in August 2006), but have not experienced the same issue, but then again I don't sleep my iMac either. Try setting your iMac to stay awake, just sleep the display, and see if that alleviates the symptoms.

    HawaiiMacAddict
     
  12. rhyndu macrumors regular

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    Have you discovered how to fix it on your computer yet?

    How do you resolve the issue?

    The OP can't even fix it with a restart. Maybe a different problem?

    I'm confused!:confused:
     
  13. AfroZ macrumors newbie

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    Did anyone post this over at the official Apple forums? Just want to make sure they're aware of the problem.

    FYI, I turned off the auto sleep and haven't had this happen since. But I'd like to be able to sleep the machine eventually. :p
     
  14. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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    This happens to me whenever I'm in iMovie, Photoshop, or any other graphic-intensive application.
     
  15. rhyndu macrumors regular

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    How do ya fix it?
     
  16. Gentile macrumors regular

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    Same thing is happening to me on my 24" iMac. I was using iMovie and the computer went to sleep. I tried to kill the dock in terminal, but my dock did not return.

    Any solutions other than rebooting? Temporarily I have to use the finder to launch applications.
     

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