My Dock is gone?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Karpfish, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Karpfish macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2006
    I have no idea what happened, my dock just went away a minute ago and it won't come back. A restart didn't help. Any ideas?
  2. tonmischa macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2007
  3. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

    Oct 17, 2007
    Try going to System Prefs and make sure Hiding isn't enabled if that doesn't work go to Terminal and type in

    killall Dock

    If that doesn't work try Trashing the file in your home folder then Library then Preferences.

    Hope that helps!

  4. Karpfish thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2006
    none of the above worked.

    Ok, well I did a verify disk and once I did that the dock came back. I thought all was goood until the verify finished. The dock went away again. WTF? This is pissing me off.
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    repair permissions? Or repair disk from your install CD.
    maybe you should check the log for errors.
  6. techluvr macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2010
    Houston, TX

    I had the same problem, and this fixed it. Thank you!
  7. ethical macrumors 68000

    Dec 22, 2007
    Just for your future reference, this is the keyboard shortcut to turn on 'dock hiding'. It means the dock is hidden from view unless you move the mouse onto the bottom of the screen, where the dock will pop back up.

    You can also turn it on and off in the Dock section of System Preferences.
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    It's unclear whether that refers just to post #3 or to #2 as well.

    It would be somewhat humorous, but not surprising, if this is the solution.
  9. Fleacircus macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2010
    As a small tangent...

    Can anyone link to a download for the original OS 10.5 Dock package contents?

    Thanks in advance.

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