Downloaded something, dock is now gone. ://

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  1. Ameh macrumors newbie

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    My boyfriend and I were trying to spiff up my mac.
    (I have a mac mini btw)

    Anyway, we went onto firefox and downloaded a whole bunch of things so that I could have cool themes.

    Then he downloaded something that would change the top bar to a different color.
    http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z191/gatorz_gurl07/Picture1-9.png

    Theres a picture if your confused by my crappy detailing.

    But after he downloaded that, and something else to make my dock better.
    Its dissapeared.
    In its place is this thing called terminal.
    I don't know what it is. Neither of us do. ):

    But now when i try to get the widgets up, my dock dissapears.
    When i exit out of terminal, my dock dissapears.

    And when i say dissapears, i mean, GONE.

    HELP PLEASE?
     
  2. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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  3. Ameh thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Can you see the Dock process in Activity Monitor?

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    Also, what OS do you have 10.4 (Tiger) or 10.5 (Leopard)?

    The bar on the top of the Desktop is called Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, .... - date, battery, Spotlight), the dock is the application starter/switcher on the bottom or left/right of the screen.

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    The arrows in your screen shot point to the Menu Bar, so what is wrong with it? It just has a different colour scheme.

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    Or you have set the Menu Bar to "not translucent".

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    And Terminal is a command line program, that looks like this:

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  5. Ameh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nothing is wrong with the menu bar
    we just wanted to see if we could change to color

    but what was downloaded ruined our dock.

    [​IMG]

    now there is none.

    I have an OSx
    and how can i get rid of terminal?
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Use term and type in: killall -9 Finder

    See if that brings back your dock.
     
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  8. Ameh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nothing has worked yet.

    I also forgot to mention that when the dock is gone, my desktop is frozen. no icons can be clicked and the wallpaper doesnt show up.
     
  9. ethical macrumors 68000

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    Try:

    Restarting
    or
    Command Key (left of the spacebar) + spacebar.... then type in Terminal...... open Terminal..... type the following: "killall Dock" (without the " " ) and hit enter

    if this fails, then can you post a screen shot of when:

    1) you can see the dock
    2) you cant see the dock
     

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  10. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    I would suggest reinstalling OS X and trying to restrain your "spiffing" tendencies long enough to read and remember what it is you install.
     
  11. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    archive and re-install. and like jackerin said above be careful next time.:(
     
  12. spinnerlys Guest

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    You could also setup a new user account to see if the problem persists.
     
  13. Ameh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried it, the same problem is also on that second new account.
    which i dont know how to delete.. :/
     

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