Odd OS X Dock behavior

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Zimmy68, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

    Zimmy68

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    #1
    Today the OS X dock on my late '08 MacBook Pro 15" stop working like normal.

    It used to be, when an App was open, the icon would appear in the dock with a sort of highlight.

    Now, the apps run fine but no longer appear in the dock. If I minimize it, it does show as a running app in the left hand side, but that isn't what I want it to do.
    Is there a quick way to get it to work again?

    Thanks,

    Zimmy
     
  2. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Weird. The exact same thing happened on my wife's MacBook Pro yesterday.

    To fix it, I went to Applications-->Applescript-->Script Editor

    Then I typed:

    quit application "Dock"

    Then I hit the 'run' button.

    And as Steve would say, Boom.

    Not sure what caused the issue in the first place but the restart worked.
     
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000

    iToaster

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    Restart the computer. If you don't want to shut down, open Terminal and type "KillAll Dock" which will quit and restart the dock.
     
  4. Zimmy68 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Zimmy68

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    Thanks.
    The dock's behavior restored when I changed the battery power option.

    I'll keep these suggestions in mind the next time it happens.
     

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