Dock doesn't launch at login, other stuff.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MyDesktopBroke, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. MyDesktopBroke macrumors 6502

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    Today I went through the process of customizing my dock icons without Candybar. I replaced the trash can icons manually, but it only showed the new icon if I put something in the trash and took it back out. When I logged in and out the icon had reverted to normal.

    I went online to see what I could do about this, and some one said to delete the com.apple.dock.plist and com.apple.dock.db. I did so, but upon log in the dock would not open and the desktop had reverted to the default. I also couldn't activate exposé. I tried rebooting into safe mode but that did do anything either.

    I went into system prefs and set the dock app in the core services as one of my log in apps, but when I log in it's set as the default desktop for a few seconds while the dock app launches. It works, but it's irritating.

    What gives, and any advice?
     
  2. benzslrpee macrumors 6502

    benzslrpee

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    Jan 1, 2007
    #2
    if you have any stuff in your Downloads folder on your dock, remove the files/drag it out somewhere, reboot.

    if that doesn't work try

    in Terminal type

    killall Dock

    then hit opt-cmd-D
     
  3. MyDesktopBroke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My download folder is empty.

    When I killed the dock, it simply didn't reboot. Expose also stopped working. Hitting option command d did nothing visible. I again had to launch the dock manually.

    Thanks for posting, though.
     

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