Safari and Mail Won't stay in Dock.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chrisgpix, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. chrisgpix macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2008
    New Zealand
    Does anyone know why Safari and Mail vanish from the dock after putting them in only seconds before?...I've seen other threads on this one of which suggested it could be a syncing problem. However I can confirm it is not as I've disabled dock syncing.

    Any help much appreciated as I'm looking at a system reinstall if i can't fix it!...I'm on 10.5.6 if that helps.

  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    If you removed the icons from the dock, then they will only appear when you launch the program and disappear when you quit. If you want them to stay, launch the program and right click on the icon in the dock and select 'keep in dock'.
  3. chrisgpix thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2008
    New Zealand
    Thanks for that...but unfortunately it doesn't cure it. As soon as you relaunch the dock they vanish into thin air again....its driving me nuts!
  4. blehpunk macrumors regular

    May 3, 2005
    this is happening to me too since the last update, except it's Mail and iTunes for me. Safari stays put.
  5. Reining Doc macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    Me too...

    For me it is just the Mail app that will not stay in my dock on my MacPro, but does stay there on my MacBook. I've tried resetting my iSync, run different disk utilities and still no luck.....
  6. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Try moving your out of Library/Preferences and restarting the dock. The quickest way of doing this is probably to open Terminal and typing:
    mv ~/Library/Preferences/ ~/.
    killall Dock
    If that works to keep your items in the dock, just go ahead and set up your dock the way it was earlier. Otherwise move back into Library/Preferences and someone else will have to think of something.
  7. an0ma1y macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2010
    Tried the Terminal fix... same deal. Tried it without Safari running first, the icon stayed for a couple seconds then disappeared just like dragging to the Dock would do. With Safari running, icon slides to the bottom and disappears when you quit.
  8. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    as random as this sounds, can you create a Guest Login or 2nd User... do whatever you would normally do, i.e. put Mail and Safari into the Dock run them, then quit them, then Kill the Dock via Terminal, see if it deletes them, because i have random bugs that appear on my Administrator Account (only got the one) but don't occur in my Guest Account... then disappear in my Main Account... weird lol, good luck
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    From December 2008
  10. cwbrekke macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    Mac mail icon

    Here's what worked for me...

    Drag the mail icon onto the desktop and authorize the change. Drag the icon from the desktop to the doc. Drag the remaining mail icon from the desktop back to your applications folder. Problem solved (at least for me!)
  11. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

    Lord Appleseed

    Nov 7, 2010
    Apple Manor
    This thread has some serious history of thread-necrophilia...

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