Ever see the dock do this?

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  1. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I just noticed this a little while ago on my iMac...the dock's background seems to have mostly vanished and the reflections are super-strong. I have no dock customization software installed. I'm sure a reboot will fix it (I always have a lot of stuff running so I can't reboot right now) but I just wanted to see if anyone else had experienced this bug.
     

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  2. eyephone macrumors member

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    Yes I have, if I typically sleep, wake, sleep wake for a week or so I will notice this upon wakeup, and it will not return to the correct dock untill I restart. I actually like the dock like that! But it is definitely a bug. I have the 20" imac aluminum 2.4, running 10.5.2 with graphics updates.
     
  3. BlakTornado Guest

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    Yes. It used to happen to me.

    Which version of 10.5 are you using?

    10.5.2 seemed to fix it for me.
     
  4. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

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  5. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Happened to me loads after a few sleep/wake cycles, only a reboot will fix it! Although come to think of it, I don't think it's happened since 10.5.2.
     
  6. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    what's up with the 2 different Safari icons? 1 silver and 1 gold.
     
  7. Viremia macrumors regular

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    Looks like one of them (the gold) is for Webkit
     
  8. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I originally mod'ed my Dock so I may not be any help. However, my Dock randomly returns to a white frosted Dock and fixes itself in a few minutes. I use the hide/show feature.

    So as to not Restart use the following command in Terminal:

    killall Dock
     
  9. montycat macrumors 6502

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    This happens to me also if I dont restart it for a few days. MC
     
  10. rogersmj thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's interesting...I do have 10.5.2, but I never sleep my iMac -- it's on 24/7. This just happened out of the blue.
     
  11. rogersmj thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I usually run WebKit nightly as my primary browser. However, the latest FireFox 3 Beta 4 is quite impressive, so I may switch to that.
     
  12. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    It occasionally happens to me after I have been playing The Sims 2 for some time and see that after I quit it. Yep, a reboot fixes for me too.
     
  13. serpico macrumors regular

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    I was trying to do research on this until I found this thread. It's hard to explain but mine happens after a few days of sleep & awake modes. Very weird. After a restart it goes back to normal. The Terminal command didn't work for me seems a restart is the only way to get it fixed.
     
  14. boffinboy macrumors newbie

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    I just get the whole dock vanishing sometimes after wake from sleep. I just wanted to report that the terminal command above brought it back to life without the need to restart - so thanks!

    Also thought I had better mention that without a dock I could still start applications using Quicksilver (hot-key + first few letters of application name) which was reassuring as I have a lot open and it would be a pain to restart.

    (Edit. Vanished Dock probably symptom of other flakiness (scrambled icons, fonts changing on the fly. Thought I'd better get out quick and restart :eek:)
     

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