My Dock Disappeared

JBaker122586

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

jayhawk11

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Oct 19, 2007
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I was watching a full screen video on MLB.tv and now my dock is gone.
How do I make it come back?
Sorry if this is a stupid/easy question.
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"
 

JBaker122586

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Original poster
Jun 21, 2007
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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.
 

martychang

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Sep 3, 2007
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open the Terminal

/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app

enter the command "open /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app" without quotes, that SHOULD work.
 

dwright1974

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Aug 13, 2007
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I was watching a full screen video on MLB.tv and now my dock is gone.
How do I make it come back?
Sorry if this is a stupid/easy question.
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
 

samschmidt

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Dec 7, 2010
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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
 

User Ellen

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Feb 28, 2017
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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"
[doublepost=1488298918][/doublepost]This worked perfectly. Thanks very much. I still wonder what I did though.
 
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