Oh wow activity monitor is pretty kewl.ITASOR said:Open Activity Monitor and find "dock". Click it and use the quit button (red) in the upper left of the window. The dock will start back up again and be as good as normal. Like they say, it's rare when OS X itself needs to be restarted as a whole.
Restart hurts a mac? I always thought it was a good thing to restart (at lesast in windows).Jedi128 said:Just some advice to everyone out there with any kind of problem.... don't just "give up" and restart once you have a problem. Restarting at the wrong time can cuase more problems as it is. Force Quit or log off/log on before restarting, that can fix almost all problems without the damaging affects of a restart....
A restart isn't any more damaging than force-quitting a stuck application (in other words: almost never is it truly harmful). What CAN be troublesome is forcing a Mac to shut down by holding down the power button for several seconds. That gives the Mac no opportunity to gracefully finish any pending changes or writes to the hard drive.Restart hurts a mac? I always thought it was a good thing to restart (at lesast in windows).
by disappearing i mean it is actually leaving the list of active applications. my list isn't long enough that it could be hiding at the bottom, because i can see all of them on the one page. the dock application shows up as being active and within a second disappears once again. Every time it reappears it has a new process id #If by "disappearing" you mean that it drops from view, you could try to sort the processes by their name -- simply click on the "Process Name" tab and scroll down until you see it.