"?" sign in dock

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by eAlex, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. eAlex macrumors newbie

    eAlex

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    Hi, I can't remove a "?" icon into dock using normal procedure. I think this icon was related to an app uninstalled.
    Thank you.
    regards.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You should be able to drag it up far away from the dock, until you see "Remove", then let go to remove it. If that doesn't work, open the Terminal app and type "killall Dock" and press enter. Be sure to capitalize "Dock".
     
  3. eAlex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    HI, thanks but I've already try.. but nothing happens. Using killall Dock command, seems work, but after a few seconds when the dock was rebuild the "?" always appear.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    OP wrote:
    "I can't remove a "?" icon into dock using normal procedure."

    Could you explain what the "normal procedure" you used was?

    Was it "right-click --> options --> remove from dock" ??
     
  5. eAlex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi! yes sure, but when I right click --> options no items appear....so I can't use the remove item...
     
  6. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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  7. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Can you tell us what app you removed -- that the dock icon (formerly) represented?
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    What I would try:

    1. Go to home/preferences
    2. DELETE all "com.apple.dock" plists (there are several of them).
    3. Power down the Mac, ALL THE WAY OFF
    4. Reboot
    5. The dock will need to be re-configured.
     
  8. eAlex thread starter macrumors newbie

    eAlex

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    HI.. eh no.. too easy already tried..... :(
    Thanks.
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    Yes sure, I've removed "the Mac Hub" app.
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    OP wrote:
    "I've removed "the Mac Hub" app"

    OK, if nothing's worked so far, I'd try this:

    1. Download EasyFind from here:
    https://www.devontechnologies.com/products/freeware.html
    (it's a small, free app).

    2. Open EasyFind, and set it up this way:
    - Search for: files and folders
    - Operator: phrase
    - Comparison: ignore case
    - Include: invisible files and folders.

    3. In the search box, enter "Mac Hub". (second choice: "MacHub")

    4. Click the magnifying glass on the upper right to begin the search.

    Does this find anything?
     
  10. eAlex thread starter macrumors newbie

    eAlex

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    Hi, no nothing was found.
     
  11. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    I know its relation to the dock and displaying it, but finder handles the removal

    Perhaps going into HOME/preferences and move com.apple.finder to trash

    Then restart or mac.. then try removing from dock. Finder will need to be re-configured again
     

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