Dock icon is stuck in the dock! Ugh.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Daveway, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    #1
    I have no idea how this happened but as you can see, the dock icon is actually in the dock. And since you have to quit it to remove it, you must quit the dock which makes it impossible.
    I have looked through all the preference files and edited property lists to no avail. Any suggestions?

    And I have restarted it, repaired permissions, etc.
     

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  2. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    #2
    Firstly, right click the dock icon and select 'remove from dock'.

    Then, open terminal and type the following

    killall Dock

    (note that capitalisation is important)

    The dock should quit and re-start, and the icon should now be gone.
     
  3. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    #3
    That's not exactly an option. Also, clicking force quit just quits the dock. And the dock is not hagging because it works perfectly normal, so no idea why it says not responding.
     

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  4. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

    Mac OS X Ocelot

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    #4
    Wow, what an ugly Dock icon. Anyway, that's a weird problem to have. It doesn't work like that in Tiger. Putting it in the Dock doesn't show that it's open (with the triangle) and clicking it does nothing. What possessed you to do it in the first place?
     
  5. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    #5
    Now that IS weird.... The procedure I described SHOULD work. Hmm....

    My only remaining thought is that the dock prefs may be corrupt. I've no idea whether this will work s I can't replicate the problem here, but try starting in safe mode (hold down shift). When the system gets to the desktop, delete com.apple.dock.plist and com.apple.doc.db from ~/library/preferences/ then immediately reboot (normal boot this time).

    Good luck! =]
     
  6. nimr0d macrumors member

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    #6
    Just found this post through google, having the same exact problem, anyone ever come up with a fix?
     

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