Reset killall dock

Discussion in 'macOS' started by herman238, May 26, 2008.

  1. herman238 macrumors member

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    #1
    I recently switched from firefox to safari, but I used the killall dock command to lock the dock.

    I wish to unlock the dock so i can remove firefox and add safari, does anyone the command/a way to do this?

    Thanks
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #2
    killall dock just kills the dock process. It doesn't lock it (there is no way to lock the dock). The dock should automatically restart when killed. If it hasn't try logging out and logging back in.
     
  3. herman238 thread starter macrumors member

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    I may have used another command beforehand then, but trust me it is locked
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    what command did you use? "killall Dock" just restarts the dock. use the command you used to 'lock' the dock but replace "TRUE" with "FALSE".
     
  5. g-7 macrumors 6502

    g-7

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    #5
    Open Terminal and type:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock contents-immutable -bool FALSE ; killall "Dock"
    The kilall "Dock" part just relaunches the Dock. It's the defaults write part that does the trick.
     
  6. herman238 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ahh thanks for that, I tried searching for the page I got the tip off, but i just couldn't find it
     
  7. Macilias macrumors newbie

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    Great thanks!

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock contents-immutable -bool FALSE ; killall "Dock"
    GREAT THANKS! - IT REALY SAVED MY LIFE ON THE PROJECT!
     

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