Unable to Delete Yahoo Messenger Ghost Icon on Desktop

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  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I'm trying to find a solution to an issue a family member it having with Yahoo Messenger and an iMac. The computer is an early release aluminum iMac, running Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11. Yahoo Messenger is the most current version installed. A transparent image of the Messenger icon is on the dock and seems to be stuck between the dock's line near the trash can. It won't delete, even deleted the normal version of Messenger, shut down the computer and restarted it. The image was still on the dock. Are there Messenger files in other folders, that somehow didn't get deleted when the application was deleted, causing this? I've never seen an issue like this before, so any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. GGJstudios, Jan 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can't drag it off the Dock? If not, try deleting this:
    /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist

    Then in Terminal type: killall Dock

    Best way to fully delete an app
     
  3. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No, can't click it to drag off the dock. It's transparent and frozen in place.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you follow the other suggestions?
     
  5. Resist, Jan 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011

    Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I am unable to mess with it right now, because I don't have that computer in front of me. We will try it tomorrow, thanks. But will deleting "com.apple.dock.plist" and then typing in Terminal "killall Dock", mess up all the other applications on the dock?
     

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