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Missing Dock icons after Lion installation

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Edinboro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 17, 2012 12:52 AM

I just installed Lion on four machines and I have a problem with the DOck. The space on the Dock to the right of the divider used to hold my numerous icons that took me directly to Safari based web sites. (spring @ icons). These have disappeared. In their place is a blank space. If i hove over that space, the labels for these icons still appear and if I click on them, the website still launches but the big blank space is annoying. The icons have dissappeared.

 

Apple suggested trashing the docks .plist from preferences but that didn't work. They suggested reinstalling ... same problem.

 

Any suggestions?

Mac OS X (10.7)
  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 17, 2012 12:54 AM (in response to Edinboro)

    Why no just drag the blank icons out of the dock and drag the actual apps back into the dock to recreate those items?

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 17, 2012 1:15 AM (in response to Edinboro)

    You could try removing the dock plist (com.apple.dock.plist) in your Preferences directory.  You will of course loose any addtions if you do this.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 17, 2012 2:15 AM (in response to Edinboro)

    Try removing com.apple.finder.plist.  But when you do that force quit the finder.  Don't log out and don't just quit the finder.

  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,185 points)
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    May 17, 2012 2:30 AM (in response to Edinboro)

    What happen is your missing the URL.png image in the /System/Library/CoreServies/Dock.app (package):

     

    pp.png

    Here is a tread that will explain everything:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3942402?start=0&tstart=0

    Read the whole thread... Deleting .plists or installing Lion isn't going to fix it.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 17, 2012 2:55 AM (in response to David M Brewer)

    I just reread the original post and only just noticed he was only having problems with url in the dock as opposted to other things in the dock. 

     

    Assuming you are correct about this (OP needs to verify) I would ask myself, if that file is missing down in Dock.app's Resources  then why is it missing and what else might be missing elsewhere?

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 17, 2012 3:38 AM (in response to Edinboro)

    Dock in corse services is Dock.app.  You just don't have the Finder preferences set to show file extensions (Finder preferences, Advanced). 

     

    If you navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices and see Dock then control (right) click on the Dock icon to bring up the Finder''s contextual menu. In the contextual menu you will see Show Package Contents.  Select that and that will open the Dock application bundle (folder) in the finder and you will see a folder named Contents in there.  Inside Contents are other folders, one if which is called Resources.  In there is where you will find (or not find if the theory is right) url.png.

     

    If the url.png is not there then you would have to dig one up from some backup or installer and stick it in there. Of course why bother doing that if you can just drag a backup of the entire Dock.app into CoreServices?

     

    So no terminal is really needed.  You can do all this with finder manipulations.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 18, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to Edinboro)

    You're welcome.

     

    You're welcome again!

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