Dock is messed up and stubborn?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rekhyt, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Hello,
    Somehow, my dock on my MacBook (No, it is not a Hackintosh. Genuine, on Leopard.)

    When I drag something out of the dock/drag something in, it poofs out/enters the dock. But when I restart the dock, it goes back to the original settings.

    My current dock settings (1st config): Finder, Dashboard, Safari, Firefox, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Textedit, Settings, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, iTunes, and Speed Download.

    When I drag something in, for example, to make something like this: Finder, Dashboard, Safari, Firefox, Flock, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Textedit, Settings, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, iTunes, and Flash. (SD is out, Flock and Flash is in.)

    But when I log out/log in/use Mainmenu to restart the dock, it goes back to "My current dock settings". (1st config.)

    What's wrong? Please help! Thanks!
     
  2. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    This is a personal machine? If not, does it have Deepfreeze installed on it?
     
  3. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it is a personal MacBook. It is unimaged, and no configurations have been preset installed.

    I clean installed Leopard since September (2008).

    And I'm not quite sure what Deepfreeze is. (Thanks for the quick reply. :) )
     
  4. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Your preferences are likely pooched. Trash the dock preferences from Library>Preferences>apple.com.dock.plist

    Restart the machine. Make the dock changes you want, then do a test restart.
     
  5. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. :) Does this hint of hard drive failure or something like that? :(

    Update: When I dragged it to the trash, another one appeared. Is that supposed to happen? (And am I supposed to restart my MacBook or just restart my dock?)

    I restarted my dock after that and it didn't work and am going to try restarting it now.
     

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