Stripe in Dock

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by mullinsmikey, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. mullinsmikey macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2015
    United States
    Hi everyone. Who knows what's this stripe like some kind of progress bar in Dock?

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  2. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    looks like a progress bar that got drawn in the wrong place. try killing the Dock to see if it goes away
    to kill the Dock open terminal and type "killall Dock".
  3. mullinsmikey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2015
    United States
    Tried to reboot my Mac. Shows up sometimes. And yes, you're right - it's just bar under the "Downloads" shortcut. Well... not exactly under.
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    killall Dock should indeed fix it; it did for me, at least.
  5. VSG macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2014
    I was beginning to think I'm the only one. :roll eyes:

    I did notice however, this happens most of the time when saving something to the downloads folder. In my case it usually is depicted as a not complete progress-bar, even if the download has finished. Moving the file doesn't help. I had to restart every time to fix it.

    How do I restart the dock separately?

    Another thing: When you don't restart soon after that happens, the system tends to get unstable and when restarting the Finder seems to hang for a long time.

    Hope this gets fixed soon.
  6. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
    Read the post above you.

    killall Dock
    You'll need to open terminal to run that.

    You could also make a script or application to restart the dock if it happens really frequently to you.

    You can also just quit the dock process in Activity Monitor.
  7. VSG macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2014
    I did read the post above me. My question was how to restart the dock. Since I don't know, I imagine "killall" simply kills the process. But how do I restart it? ;)

    Best regards,
  8. AndreSt macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2014
    I will be restarted automatically. No need to do so manually.
  9. VSG macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2014
    Thanks! I'll give it a shot when it happens again.

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