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Launchpad icons bug?

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iteron Calculating status...
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Oct 24, 2013 4:43 AM

Got this empty images after some time of work with mavericks.  Anyone else with this trouble?

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MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,480 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 4:49 AM (in response to iteron)

    Test this behavior in another user account. The guest account is fine.

  • nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,480 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 5:02 AM (in response to iteron)

    Do you have any third party 'hidden feature/tweaking' applications installed which you use to modify preferences in the dashboard [ie onyx, which is now deprecated in mavericks]? If so, uninstall them according to the developers' instructions.

     

    From the Finder Menu Bar, Go.. > Go to Folder ... > ~/Library/Preferences/

     

    Copy the bolded path. A finder menu will pop up with property list files for your account. Delete the following:

     

    com.apple.dashboard.client.plist

    com.apple.dashboard.plist

    com.apple.dock.extra.plist

    com.apple.dock.plist

    com.apple.desktop.plist

     

    Reboot your machine and see if the problem still occurs.

  • nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,480 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 5:12 AM (in response to iteron)

    Do you have any third party 'hidden feature/tweaking' applications installed which you use to modify preferences in the dashboard [ie onyx, which is now deprecated in mavericks]?

  • nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,480 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 5:21 AM (in response to iteron)

    Open Terminal. Copy and Paste the following bolded command. Enter it. Log out of your account and log back in. This will fix your problem. You can subsequently trash the file moved to your desktop.

     

    mv ~/L*/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db ~/Desktop; killall Dock; exit

  • Monsignor Paolo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2013 6:30 PM (in response to nbar)

    The bug appears again.

  • Bob Talda Calculating status...
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    Oct 30, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to iteron)

    Thanks for the tip - fixed the initial (and hopefully only!) occurence of this on my system.  Will be watching for a recurrente

  • Monsignor Paolo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2013 4:45 AM (in response to iteron)

    Deleting Launchpad db is not a good idea: you'll lost the icons grouping in Launcher. If you have a lot of programms, it will be a headache to bring it back.

    Just use Windows method - reboot, and you'll see your icons again. Until next time.

  • appleuser1993 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to iteron)

    I've tried the method listed in response #4, where you go to preferences and delete certain files. It didn't work, it only removed my icons from the dock and set it back to default. The problem is, I can't open Terminal.. Like many of my icons in laucnhpad, Terminal is missing its icon too, and I can't open these programs. PDF-viewer, iBooks, Maps and several other programs can launch, but I can't interact in the program. What to do?

  • crispin1957 Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:50 AM (in response to appleuser1993)

    Hi, this worked for me -

     

     

    First, free up enough disk space so that you no longer get disk-full warnings. Then, in the Finder, select Go > Go to Folder... from the menu bar, enter the following in the text box that opens, and press return:

     

    ~/Library/Application Support/Dock

      

    Move the contents of the folder that opens to the Dock and close the folder. Log out, log back in, and test.

     

  • appleuser1993 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to crispin1957)

    Okay, so that didn't work for me, and now I am missing all my icons in the Dock as well....

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