Unwanted Space in Dock

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CentralFC, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. CentralFC macrumors member

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    Hi all.

    Real quick question regarding my dock: I was messing around with this app, and I tried out a space within my dock. I'm not a fan of it, so could anyone lead me to getting it off of there and back to the original dock? I used this LeopardDock application.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yet another one of many threads posted over the years with problems after "customizing" the Dock, Menu Bar or other user interface elements. These apps many times cause more problems than they solve.

    Try deleting your /Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist file,
    then in Terminal type: killall Dock
     
  3. CentralFC thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the response. Where can I delete that file?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I just gave you the path. If you don't know how to use Finder and don't know how to follow filepaths, the last thing you should be doing is messing with your default Dock settings.
     
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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You tried opening what?
     
  7. CentralFC thread starter macrumors member

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    Starting over: I don't know how to do what you told me to do. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It sounds like you lack some very basic understanding about how to use your Mac. Perhaps a trip to your local Apple store is in order. They can show you how to do the most basic things with your Mac. There are also online resources to help get you started:

    Helpful Information for Any Mac User
     
  9. CentralFC thread starter macrumors member

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    Basic? So everyone knows how to follow file paths and type in commands to your Terminal (which, by the way, I just did)?

    Maybe you need to reeducate yourself with regards to some basic etiquette. You're unbelievable.

    Oh, and your incredible answer didn't work. Thanks!
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, I would say most Mac users know how to use Finder to locate files, even if they're unfamiliar with Terminal.
    There was nothing inappropriate about my response. I attempted to help you. When you appeared not to understand my simple instructions, I offered an alternative solution, better suited to a more novice level. If you took offense to that, that's your problem. There are thousands of threads posted in this forum by people who are new to Macs or new to computers. There is no way for me to know in advance what someone's knowledge level is. Some basic etiquette would involve not criticizing someone who takes the time to offer assistance when you ask for it.
    How do you know it doesn't work, if you don't know where to delete the file?
     
  11. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    ok this might be your solution:
    instructions:
    http://leoparddocks.com/change-dock-mac

    original dock files [that you were supposed to back up :)]
    http://leoparddocks.com/get-your-original-dock-back

    here are the instructions from the site:

    1. Go to Macintosh HD > /System/Library/Core Services/
    2. Right-Click on Dock and select Show Package Contents
    3. Go to /Contents/Resources/
    4. Backup the files you are about to replace (Incase you did not listen, here they are) [[[*** In this case it would be the dock you have already, i don't think you need to back them up, but don't take my word :D**]]
    5. Move those same original files to the trash
    6. Move the files you downloaded to that folder [the 2nd link / original dock files]
    7. Open Terminal (a program that you find it in your Applications folder) and type: killall Dock
    8. View your nice new dock.

    hmm now that i think about it, GGJ's solution should definitely work :)
    hope that helps!
     
  12. CentralFC thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Shyam for the help. It's much appreciated. Rather than belittling me, you got to the point.
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I didn't belittle you. I gave you clear instructions, which you claimed not to understand. I suggested something simpler, along with an explanation of my reasoning. Your attitude doesn't exactly entice people to want to help you. I help thousands of people in this forum, without getting such an ungrateful response as yours. You're on your own. :rolleyes:
     
  14. CentralFC thread starter macrumors member

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    I got it all fixed but thanks for the support! You should probably reconsider helping others with an asinine mindset like that.
     
  15. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    sure thing, glad i could be of some help!

    i do have to say GGJ is extremely helpful, he is usually the first to post on various threads requesting help and he has these awesome GGJ mac guides that he always gives out that give a wealth of info :)

    from my time being on MR, GGJ solves a huge chunk of people's problems, and the chain goes on, someone digs up a thread, etc...

    But in my honest opinion, GGJ makes MacRumors one of the greatest forum experiences!
    :) :) :) :) :)
     
  16. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    You are the one who appears childish here. This coming from someone whose own feathers have been mildly ruffled by GGJ.
     
  17. ibis99 macrumors regular

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    Thats ridiculous. It's user error and NOT the software.
     
  18. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Whether through manual means or via an app, the point is that "customizing" the Dock and other GUI elements has been the source of problems for many, as reported in numerous threads in this forum over the years.
     
  19. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Powned!

    A bit harsh though, at this point the OP has already admitted defeat.

    I would be surprised if in the Apple store they actually would explain how the Unix filesystem is organized, and how to access the invisible Library folder. The Apple store solution might well be "reinstall the OS."
     
  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As the LeopardDocks app is designed for use on the Leopard OS, the Library folders would be visible. I haven't seen any documentation that indicates that app is compatible with Lion, where the Library folders would be hidden.
     
  21. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Oh, my bad.

    Of course, then the question is whether anyone at Apple is still familiar with Leopard :D
     

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