Dock stuck at smallest size!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by big_malk, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. big_malk macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I was playing about with my settings just now, and I noticed that the Dock size slider was disabled. I tried clicking on it, and my dock got smaller. I tried again, and it kept getting smaller and smaller, even when I clicked on the large end!
    I've tried restarting repairing permission, but the control is still disabled, and my Dock is still ridiculously small! What can I do? :confused:
     
  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Did you, um, go into Dock Settings in System Prefs?
     
  3. big_malk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. That's where the size slider is, but for some reason mine is disabled and I can't change it.
    All clicking on it did was move it slightly towards the small end, now it's right down at Small, and I can't drag it back up!
     
  4. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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  5. big_malk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yip.
     
  6. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Can you place the Dock on the horizontal? What happens?
     
  7. big_malk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've moved it from the bottom, to left and right, and tried changing every other Dock setting, it all works fine but the size is still stuck small!
     
  8. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Have you pulled your com.apple.dock.db and com.apple.dock.plist files from ~/Library/Preferences, and then restarted?
     
  9. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

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    Are your Dock preferences disabled because they're locked? Look in the lower right hand corner of the preferences pane.
     
  10. big_malk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yay! That sorted it!
    I didn't even have to restart, just re-launched finder, the dock (via activity monitor) and system preferences, and it's all working perfectly! Got the size slider working again as well.

    Thanks :)
     

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