Dock - Problems

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  1. wustephen macrumors newbie

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    I just got my computer reimaged by my school. Now I can't rearrange apps in my dock. They move, but then they move back. I also cant remove apps, or change the applications stacks to a folder view rather than a stack view.

    Please help!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Delete the following:
    /Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist
    Then launch Terminal.app and type the following, then press Enter on your keyboard:
    killall Dock​
     
  3. wustephen, Nov 11, 2011
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    wustephen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that, doesnt work. it just goes back to the original dock with all the apps and stuff i want to get rid off.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Let's try this one at a time. Give one example of an app you want to change on the Dock and we'll take it from there.
     
  5. spacedrabbit macrumors member

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    Is it a school machine? If so, I wouldn't be surprised if they gave you an image where you were a Standard user with Parental controls enabled. One of the things they can restrict is how you can interact with the Dock.
     

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  6. wustephen, Nov 13, 2011
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    wustephen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can dock my own apps, like Google Chrome, but if i try to remove for example iCal, I try to drag if off and it just flies back onto the dock.

    In regards to parental control, I tried turning it off with no results. Please help ASAP. Thanks
    I'm also an Administrator.

    EDIT: Also, if i try to rearrage the icons from Finder to Microsoft Word, when i restart, they go back to arrangement in the photo. I also can't change the stacks, from stack to folder view.
     

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  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What happens if you right-click on iCal and select the option to not keep it in the Dock?

    If you're an Admin user, you should be able to turn off parental controls. Try creating a new account and see if these problems exist on the new account.
     
  8. wustephen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The option isn't there, for apps I put there myself it's there, but the ones that can't be remover don't have that option....
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It sounds like Parental Controls. Have you tried creating another account, to see if it happens there, too?
     
  10. wustephen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried making another account. I have the exact same Problem.
     

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