What is this graphic artifact in my dock?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by whatlifeforme, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. whatlifeforme macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2011
    I attached a screenshot of a section of my dock that has this random graphic artifact directly beneath my textedit icon. Anyone know what this is?

    Note: If I switch the two icons seen below, the rectangular box shown stays in its location. Thus, it does not seem to be attached to a particular dock icon like textedit or iCal, but rather it is something in the dock itself, i suppose?

    Please see attached image!

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  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I have the same thing on my work iMac running Yosemite, though it's underneath my Downloads folder, which I have as a stack on the dock. My guess is it was a download progress bar at some point that never got fully cleaned up.
  3. randomgeeza macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2014
    United Kingdom
    It's a stuck download progress bar. To get rid of it... Open Terminal and type killall Dock, hit enter and hey presto, a fresh Dock, with no stuck bar.

  4. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    I had same thing but just rebooted and that took care of it
  5. JPM macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Ottawa, Canada
    I think this is an OS bug. It happens to me all the time on the Downloads folder too. As the previous poster says, a reboot cleans it up. Never thought of restarting the dock.

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