Driving me insane: I can't remove ANYTHING from the Dock!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by CristobalHuet, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    #1
    Hey folks,

    for a while now I've had a problem that is driving me up the wall. I cannot remove an icon from my dock (as in dragging it off or right click, and hitting "Remove from Dock") without the Dock locking up for a second, crashing, and restarting.

    On restart, the icon I wanted to remove is still there.

    Here's a video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR3WL4BcYK0

    I tried going into ~/Library/Prefernces and deleting com.apple.plist and the other db plist file but besides resetting my dock preferences, the problem persists. Do you think it could be an issue with Dock.app itself (on my system)?
    :(

    Please, any input is really appreciated

    Here's the console log.
     

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  2. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    download ONYX and unlock dock icons...pretty simple tool
     
  3. CristobalHuet thread starter macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    Onyx! Haha, I've already got it, I'll give it a shot. :)

    Didn't work. :(

    My icons aren't "locked" into place but rather I just can't get them off my Dock. I can move them in my Dock but not off it.
     
  4. 5DollaFootlong macrumors 6502

    5DollaFootlong

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    #4
    repairing permissions, if that doesn't work archive or erase and install. did you by any chance use candybar or superdocker, or an app that changes your dock's appearance. I'm pretty sure that in superdocker, there is a way to lock your dock.
     
  5. CristobalHuet thread starter macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    #5
    I did use an app that changes the dock's appearance, I think it was LeopardDocks App or CandyBar, can't remember. It wasn't Superdocker though.

    Thanks, I'll repair them right away.

    EDIT: Funny, Onyx just told me I put an invalid password in when I didn't, and recommends I repair permissions if that's the case. :p
     
  6. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    If repairing permissions doesn't work, create a second user account and log in with it. See if the dock still has the problem or not.
     
  7. CristobalHuet thread starter macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    #7
    Permissions were repaired, but the Dock still crashes.

    I'll try that now.

    EDIT: Dang that Logmein (was connected remotely), I'll have to wait till I get home.

    Still there. *sob*
     
  8. zippyjim macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue. Please let me know if you find a solution.
     

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