Dock preferences disappeared, v. strange

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thebenjamin, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. thebenjamin macrumors newbie

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    Hello, first post. Couldn't find this anywhere in the search.

    Basically I was running Dock Doctor and my dock started acting strangely, ie not showing running apps etc. So I AppZapped it, deleted 'com.apple.dock.db' and 'com.apple.dock.plist' and restarted.

    Now however I do not have Dock Preferences.

    The Dock preference pane in System Preferences has completely disappeared, and when I right click on the dock and hit Dock Preferences, it just says 'the application cannot be found'.

    Does anyone have any idea of how to get this back? I'm a little scared of using Terminal btw, but could probably manage with clear instructions!

    Thanks v much!
     
  2. thebenjamin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone got even the slightest clue about this?

    I'm running 10.5.2 if that makes any difference. Would really appreciate any pointers at all :)
     
  3. Mr Black macrumors member

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    I uploaded the dock prefpane, see if it works for you
     

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  4. thebenjamin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Mr Black.

    At the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, where do I put this? I cannot find it in a search, and I can't find anything for System Preferences in Library...
     
  5. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Just download it run it and system prefs should pop up and it will stay there.
     
  6. thebenjamin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aaaah. Legend. How simple.

    Strangely even though it's now come back into System Preferences it still reads 'Application not found' when I right click on the dock itself.

    Not to worry though, it works, that's the important thing. Thanks people
     
  7. JNB macrumors 604

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    Move the unzipped .plist file to ~User/Library/Preferences
     
  8. ViolaCain macrumors newbie

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    Wow, you are like..... AWESOMENESSSS!!!!! :D:eek: THANK YOU!!!!:p
     

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