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Question mark on an icon in the dock.

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Jan 12, 2010 5:28 AM
I deleted iStat from my Mac using App Zapper, but the icon in the dock remained and now has a question mark on it. I tried to drag it to the trash but it won't move. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
24" iMac, 13" Macbook, iPhone 3Gs, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6 (10,475 points)
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:27 AM (in response to RedSox1424)
    RedSox1424 wrote:
    I deleted iStat from my Mac using App Zapper, but the icon in the dock remained and now has a question mark on it. I tried to drag it to the trash but it won't move.


    Just drag it up out of the Dock. It should go "poof".
    MacBook 2.0 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6 (10,475 points)
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    Jan 12, 2010 8:02 AM (in response to RedSox1424)
    RedSox1424 wrote:
    I tried that, it won't budge. I deleted all of the files related to the app but it won't leave my dock.


    If you click-and-hold (or control-click) on that Dock icon, do you see an option for "Remove from Dock"?
    MacBook 2.0 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6 (10,475 points)
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    Jan 12, 2010 8:46 AM (in response to RedSox1424)
    RedSox1424 wrote:
    I tried that too. All it says now is, open, show in finder, and open at login.


    If you had the utility "Property List Editor" (part of Apple's Developer package) installed, you could probably use it to edit the file <yourhomefolder>/Library/Preferences/com.apple.doc.plist to eliminate that entry from the "persistent-apps" entry. If you don't, you could drag that file out of its folder, then log out and back in again. The problem with that approach is that you'd have to repopulate your Dock with anything you'd put there manually.
    MacBook 2.0 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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