My Dock Icons Won't Get off My Dock?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Austin Wojda, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Austin Wojda macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011
    I am trying to tidy up my dock a bit by pulling icons off the dock and having them stay off for good. However 6 icons on my dock refuse to move and just go back to my dock after I pull them off. Any help? (It is the leftmost six icons)

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  2. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    Chicago IL
    Control+Click on the Icon...

    In the options is a choice to "Remove from Dock"
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    First one is finder, and it'll always be there no matter what as it's always running. The others you could try right-clicking and "Remove From Dock".
  4. a-m-k macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2009
    What's the icon that's susupended above the rest and if it's the address book, why are you getting rid of it? I freated a folder that I can clean up the dock but keep all the icons.
  5. Erasmus macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    Hiding from Omnius in Australia
    I can't help noticing that you also have six apps running. ie. the little white lights under each app. If these are the ones you're trying to get rid of, you'll have to quit them first. Click on them, and then go to the file menu, and quit.

    EDIT: OK, if you're trying to kill the 6 most left icons, that only applies to the first, the Finder, which you cannot kill.
  6. Austin Wojda thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011
    Tried all that

    I've done all those things, I've even reset my .plist for my dock and nothing seems to work. The applications that won't get off my dock that I don't want are address book, ical, preview, time machine, and photo booth. When I right click the icon the remove from dock selection is not even there and in the previous picture I was demonstrating how the trash wad of paper was not appearing next to the address book when I dragged it off my dock. On every application that I do want on my dock the remove from dock selection is still there.

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  7. vanetooth macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2016
    Same, except i have 4 icons, 2 of them are the same and you can see a pic of the icon, but the others are just ? marks how do i remove them?
  8. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Necro bump much? This thread is 5 years old guys.

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