Well I have two problems. The first is that I have my dock set to auto hide, but lately it hasn't been showing up- it's just stayed hidden. If I go into system preferences and turn off auto hide, it comes up but I can tell it's not functioning properly because it doesn't magnify as it's supposed to. Any ideas on what could be causing this? This didn't occur right after installing a new program or anything, it just started happening and I can't figure out what the reason would be. The second problem is a bit less OSX related and more my Macbook itself's problem. Much of the time when I boot up, I have my external mouse and keyboard already plugged into the side of the macbook. Almost all of the time, it fails to recognize these at boot up and only does so when I unplug them and replug them in. Any ideas on why this could be? Thanks for the help. EDIT: I just tried deleting the library>preferences>com.dashboard etc. file and it didn't change anything.