Mac OS X 10.5 Dock, Application Switcher problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thegetawayplan9, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. thegetawayplan9 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    So I logged into today to my computer and it wont let me mouse over the dock. I will leave it there for like 15-20 seconds and take it away and it will finally pop up. Also I can use the application switch (Apple+Tab), or the function keys like F11, F12 those. If I hit restart it just hangs forever on the background.

    I created a new user and none of these problems appear. I really kind of need to use my older user name though. I turned off all things that start up on my old username and still have no luck.

    Anyone got any idea's on how to fix this?
     
  2. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Maybe, just maybe, delting the com.apple.Dock.plist in ~/Library/Preferences/ will help. I'm not sure if "com.apple.Dock.db" is supposed to be deleted also. These files recreate themselves on next login or sometimes right away. A "killall Dock" in the Terminal will relaunch the Dock too.
    I'm not saying you should delete these files, i'm just a little bit sure that it's what's wrong. I've tried deleting these files a couple of times and they always reappear after the next login or restart.
     
  3. thegetawayplan9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. thegetawayplan9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    also I forgot to mention another small problem I noticed. I can't drag things to ichat and send images to people. I tried a few different ppl that it usually works with and had no luck.
     

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