Dock updates not saving

Discussion in 'macOS' started by forafireescape, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

    forafireescape

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    #1
    Searched around for a thread but couldn't find anything similar...

    Whenever I restart my MBP (or just the dock itself) after it has been shut down, the dock loads as a setup I had like 2 months ago. All the updates I've made to it (adding and removing permanent docked programs) are lost. I have no idea why. I thought it might be fixed with 10.5.2 but it wasn't.

    It's really annoying because I've made a lot of changes since the dock that keeps loading.

    Any thoughts/advice?
     
  2. charlieMonroe macrumors newbie

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    This is probably a corrupt preference file. Try moving it to the desktop (it's in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist), use Activity Monitor to quit Dock, so it restarts, modify it and try to restart.
     
  3. forafireescape thread starter macrumors 6502a

    forafireescape

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    #3
    That didn't work :( Thanks for the advice though.

    (Now how do I get that plist file off my desktop without deleting the dock? :confused:)

    Does anyone else have any ideas?
     
  4. forafireescape thread starter macrumors 6502a

    forafireescape

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    #4
    Just wanted to update in case someone else was having the same problem -

    It turned out that a program I had called XSpinner was causing them not to save. I don't know how or why it was doing it, but I got one of my Mac-savvy friends to look at it and he deleted the program and it was fine.
     

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