Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2013 11:54 AM (in response to ClaraSophieP)
Take a look at this link, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1782369?start=0&tstart=0
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2013 12:26 PM (in response to Eric Ross)
Tried this, too. Nothing changed. :/
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to ClaraSophieP)
Did you try repairing your permissions and hard drive with disk utility?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2013 12:37 PM (in response to ClaraSophieP)
For removing, have you tried control - clicking the icon, selecting Options, and then unchecking Keep in Dock.
Are any of the applications in your login items in System Preferences/Users & Groups?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2013 12:42 PM (in response to Eric Ross)
I'm not really good with all that stuff, I don't know what you mean by this, sorry. Do you think I should ask a mac expert/specialist to help me?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to ClaraSophieP)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to Eric Root)
@eric root: yes I did that, that's the only thing that worked so i finally could remove some icons but they still wont move.
Thank you for trying to help me but I'm not english so I got a few problems understanding this text about repairing the permissions. I'll give that text another try later!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2013 1:56 PM (in response to ClaraSophieP)
Go to Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility and open the program:
When the program opens, it will look like this. Select your hard drive at the left. I have two drives because I have two partitions.
With the hard drive selected, the program will look like this. Check the top tab to make sure it reads First Aid. Click the button shown by the bottom arrow to repair permissions. You may need to run Repair more than once to get everything fixed.
After Repairing Permissions, Verify the disk by using the button on the right.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2013 12:33 AM (in response to ClaraSophieP)
Since I have spent all this time and somehow solved this problem I think it is best I share it with you and everyone else. First I want to inform everyone I am sort of illiterate about computers. However, I am pretty good about resolving my problems through extensive googling. Bear with me since this is my first-ever post.
I noticed the same problem you are having about an hour ago. I tried to move Photoshop application on the dock and realized I was unable to do it. I followed a few different steps. I am not sure which one caused it to be fixed so I am going to lay them all out. Excuse my overdetailing but I hate it when people assume you know everything and jump and skip steps so I will be assuming you are 90 and explain it accordingly.
Go to the finder(little magnifier on the top right corner of your screen) and type Terminal. When you see the Terminal option highlighted underneath, click on it or hit enter. A strange little window will show up. Copy and paste the following
And hit enter. This is somehow supposed to erase your dock settings I suppose. You have to restart your computer after that and then try to move an application item to the dock. See if it works. If it doesn't, which it didn't for me, move to the second step.
Go to the finder(again the little magnifier on the top right corner of your screen) and type Terminal. When you see the Terminal option highlighted underneath, click on it or hit enter. A strange little window will show up. Copy and paste the following
defaults write com.apple.Dock contents-immutable -bool no
And hit enter. This is somehow supposed to take your dock settings back to defaults. Again you have to restart your computer after that and then try to move an application item to the dock. See if it works. If it doesn't, which this also didn't for me, move to the third step.
Open your applications grab and drag the application to the dock, drop it specifically between the documents and the trash(or right next to the last icon-in my case it was the trash- in your dock). You may realize that it allows you to do that. Initially you cannot put it anywhere else but "right next to the trash" for some reason.
Proceed by moving the app from there to anywhere you like on the dock.
So my story is that once I did that suddenly it allowed me to move it from there to any other place in the dock since that seems to have suddenly unlocked all the dock. I don't know how but this or the combination of this and all the above broke this strange spell. Now I can move, relocate or remove any application I want.
This process might certainly not help you. I hope it does, though. If not you at least I hope someone out there saves some time by following these steps.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 7:42 PM (in response to ClaraSophieP)
I just talked to Apple Support. The reason the applications can't be undocked is because they are not "closed". When you close an application using the red - button it doesn't fully close it; you have to click on the application's name in the upper left hand corner and "quit" the program for it fully be considered close. After that you can remove the application from the Dock
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2013 2:47 AM (in response to CassidyDJ)
Thanks so much CassidyDJ! I tried everything and nothing was working, but I did as you suggest and closed them properly...after that: poof! and they were gone! Thanks!
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