problem with dock

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

  1. zuma022 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2008
    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:
    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


    Dec 28, 2001
    Clovis, NM
    Delete these two files from your Library/Preferences folder in your home directory: and 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

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

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