problem with dock

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zuma022, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. zuma022 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Help? I'm still a newbie and I think I messed something up. When I booted my iMac this morning it took longer and with lots of scratching on the harddisk. And then I noticed when I mouse over the dock the icons don't magnify or jump when I click on them. I checked the preferences and both the magnification and the animate opening applications are ticked.
    The only thing I did last night was following this tip: http://osxdaily.com/2007/05/17/make-hidden-applications-transparent-in-the-dock/
    I guess I should know better than muck around with terminal when I don't really know what I'm doing. I have since undone that and the icons don't get transparent when I hide an application. But my dock is still not working properly. Is there a way to reset it? Can it be restored with Time Machine?

    Anyone know how to fix that?
     
  2. Avenger23 macrumors regular

    Avenger23

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    Clovis, NM
    #2
    Delete these two files from your Library/Preferences folder in your home directory: com.apple.dock.plist and com.apple.dock.db Then you need to restart the dock through the Terminal application in the Applications/Utilities folder. To restart dock either quit it in the Activity Monitor program or enter the following command in Terminal:

    killall Dock

    The dock will restart and it will be rebuilt to the default state.

    Give this a shot... hopefully it will fix your problem.
     
  3. zuma022 thread starter macrumors regular

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    May 18, 2008
    #3
    Thanks so much, that seems to have done the trick.
     

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