Help! My dock´s gone mental. (Problem Solved)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Soundie, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Soundie macrumors regular

    Soundie

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    #1
    Alright, here´s the thing. I can´t seem to change the size of my dock, the "Size drag-line thingie" is all transparent and grey so I can´t grab it and drag it in any direction. This is really weird, and I can´t seem to find any solution to the problem. Here´s a picture of the crazyness:
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    Any ideas how I might fix this problem. Cheers!
    - Soundie

    PROBLEM SOLVED, Cheers Kevin !
     
  2. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

    JSchwage

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    #2
    Try disabling automatically hide dock? Try rebooting your Mac?
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    #3
    Strange. Have you tried mousing over the split in the Dock and then clicking and dragging up or down to change the size? (the icon ought to change when over the right area).
     
  4. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    #4
    Does the problem survive a system reboot?

    If so, it may be a corrupt prefs file. Try deleting (or just moving) the dock prefs in your home folder:

    ~/library/preferences/com.apple.dock.plist

    then open terminal and type:
    killall Dock

    ... which will restart the dock application and make a new pref file.
     
  5. Soundie thread starter macrumors regular

    Soundie

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    #5
    wow, thanks for the quick replies. Actually this problem has been going on for quite a while now (about 3 months) so offcourse reeboting has no effect. I tried reeboting my dock but that didn´t help either. Exactly what is it that Im supposed to be looking for in the dock pref. folder ? Because I can´t seem to find anything, other than 3 documents.
     
  6. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    Within the ~/Library/Preferences folder there is a text file called: com.apple.dock.plist

    Move this file to your desktop, then do as tersono said:

    Your dock will be back to the default dock....so you may want to take a screenshot of your current dock so you remember how you had it setup.

    -Kevin
     
  7. sil3nc3 macrumors regular

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    #7
    it might be an admin lock over it. i know that we cant change it at school because of the admin settings.
     
  8. Soundie thread starter macrumors regular

    Soundie

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    #8

    And MY GOD KEVIN!! It worked. I love ya! Thank you thank yoou :D Im a happy chappy now :apple:
     

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