No longer able to Quit programs by right clicking Icon on dock?

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  1. sgrrsh26 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Just today i noticed i am no longer able to quit any of the open programs by right clicking the icon on the dashboard... any idea why?
     
  2. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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  3. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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    You have safari open yes? But there is no blue orb below it's icon? Have you any modifications applied to the dock?
     
  6. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    safari is open. cant quit that either or itunes,
    no mods
     
  7. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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    does cmd-Q work? Or force quit as couto27 said? Have you restarted finder?
     
  8. celticpride678

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    Go to ~/Library/Preferences and remove com.apple.dock.plist and com.apple.dock.db

    Finder has nothing to do with the Dock. They are two different processes.
     
  9. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I deleted the files you stated but nothing has happened. do i need to restart or something? also what has caused this?
     
  10. celticpride678

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    Go to Terminal and type in "killall Dock". Make sure to trash the files from the Trash also. It could be a corrupt .plist.
     
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    What do you mean?
     
  13. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    killall dock didnt work, but quitting the process from activity terminal worked
    thanks a bunch

    how did it happen?
    this is the first problem i have ever run into
     
  14. celticpride678

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    Corrupt .plist file. Happens some times. So, the issue is fixed?
     
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