Left computer then came back and no dock

Discussion in 'macOS' started by James17, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. James17 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2007
    I left my computer for around 30 minutes and when I came back the dock was missing from the bottom of my screen. There was no minimize option in any windows. I haven't set it to disappear or that so I don't know what the problem was. I found this piece of information from Console. Does anyone know why this could have happened?

    24/03/2008 23:12:04 com.apple.launchd[62] ([0x0-0x8008].com.apple.dock[85]) Exited: Terminated
  2. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    If pressing CMD+OPTION+D doesn't work, then restart the Dock (I forget the Terminal command).

    A logout will do the same thing.
  3. sycho macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2006
    "killall Dock"

    That restarts the Dock, but only if it is already running. It is worth giving a try.
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
  5. James17 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2007
    Thanks for everyones replies. I knew the "killall Dock" command for Terminal I just wondered if anyone knew why this could have happened. If anyone has seen the "Mac OCD" thread you will understand my reasons for now reinstalling leopard.
  6. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2007
    In the Sub-Basement of Solitude
    Sounds like the dock just crashed for some unknown reason...I recall having this happen once either on Tiger or Leopard.....killall dock will do the trick...

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