How to get my Dock back to normal?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Andy348, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Andy348 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2009
    Just recently I followed some instructions on this forum to make my dock just the icons without a background/back drop. Now I tried to change the dock and it doesn't work. How do I revert back to normal?

  2. Bagellord macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2009
    Can you link to the instructions? Maybe one of us can try to back track it.
  3. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    According to a post in this thread:

    I've not tried this so I cannot attest to it's effectiveness.
  4. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

    Bear Hunter

    Aug 10, 2008
    That's not going to get the files back that he either deleted or modified in order to remove the "background" as he says.

    I recommend you download the original files here:

    and put them back in "Resources" folder as noted below:

    Go to Macintosh HD > /System/Library/Core Services/

    Right-Click on "Dock" and select "Show Package Contents"

    Go to /Contents/Resources/

    Once complete open terminal and type

    killall Dock

    and hit "return"

    Next smack yourself in the head for not backing up your original files before modifying anything.

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