My Dock Disappeared

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JBaker122586, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I was watching a full screen video on and now my dock is gone.
    How do I make it come back?
    Sorry if this is a stupid/easy question.
  2. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2007
    I hate to ask an easy question, but is it hidden? Hold your mouse over where the dock normally is, and see if it reappears. If it does, right click on an empty space (like your seperator) and select "Turn Hiding Off"
  3. JBaker122586 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Yeah, I thought I might have accidentally hidden it, but nope. I know rebooting will probably fix it, I'm just wondering if anybody knows a quicker/easier way because this has happened before.
  4. martychang macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2007
    open the Terminal


    enter the command "open /System/Library/CoreServices/" without quotes, that SHOULD work.
  5. dwright1974 macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2007
    I have this on my MacBook after watching videos using VLC.

    I find that moving the cursor over the 'dock area' brings it back.

    Never searched the forums but I'm a little surprised there hasn't been anything about this on the front page rumors as I can consistently replicate this issue.

    Either way, that will bring it back or, like another poster has said, a restart brings it back as normal.

    - D
  6. JBaker122586 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Thanks a lot, this worked.
  7. samschmidt macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2010
    instead of restarting your computer just go to the main screen and click on the apple. Then go to do the dock and hide it and then go again to the dock and turn off hiding. This should reset it. It worked for me anyways
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    A new solution for a problem that was solved 2-1/2 years ago. . . OK
  9. User Ellen macrumors newbie

    User Ellen

    Feb 28, 2017
    --- Post Merged, Feb 28, 2017 ---
    This worked perfectly. Thanks very much. I still wonder what I did though.

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