Lion Keeps Changing My Dock

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tzus, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. tzus macrumors member

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    #1
    For the last week every time I start up my iMac the following apps have been added to my Dock:

    Mission Control
    App Store
    Face Time

    I have checked the Login Items list and they are not listed there.

    Can NE1 help?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    #2
    Wow! These apps are placed in the Dock by the Lion installer.
     
  3. tzus thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't get your point. I have been running Lion for some time now and I had set my Dock as I wanted it. These apps have suddenly started appearing - that's what I don't understand.
     
  4. herrade macrumors newbie

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    #4
    I can sympathize with your dock trouble...

    I've had a similar problem with the dock -- I move icons around in the order I want them, and 2 seconds later they're back in the original spot. Sometimes I have to move an icon several times before the dock takes the change and stops moving them back.
     
  5. tzus thread starter macrumors member

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    Happily I got the solution from another forum.

    The problem is that your preferences are not being saved. That would suggest a corrupt plist file in <user>/Library/Preferences.

    The Dock plist will be something like "com.apple.Dock.plist" or "com.apple.dockfixup.plist" . Try deleting that and restarting. You may of course then need to set your Dock as you want it (fortunately it left mine intact), and then check that the settings hold after reboot.
     

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