Newly drag-installed applications show up disabled in Dock stacks

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wrldwzrd89, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    This is more of an annoyance than a bug, but... when you install a new application into the Applications folder via drag-install, then attempt to invoke it from the Applications folder in the Dock (it's there by default in Snow Leopard, but you had to add it manually in Leopard), the new app has a generic icon with a white disabled sign over it. It still works, and launches okay, though. Rebooting the Dock (either by logging out and back in, restarting your Mac, or typing "killall Dock" at a Terminal prompt) fixes it. Anyone else have this issue?
  2. kasakka macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    This has been around all along even in Leopard. Like you said, restarting the Dock fixes it but it's a shame that Apple hasn't bothered fixing such an obvious bug.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's not disabled. It's just the icon that shows before you launch a downloaded app. After you run it, drag the Applications folder off the Dock and drag a fresh copy from your Applications to your Dock.

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