12767 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2008 11:39 AM by danopdx
Ahh was not aware that this would cause an issue. If so, killing the dock plist and db should also resolve it as it should clear everything off the dock (including the stacks I believe).
Would then need to troubleshoot individual stacks and icons on the dock by adding them one by one to see if problems occur, so removing the Downloads stack would probably be a quick fix to see if it works first.
I had this problem, and removing the "broken" jpg fixed it. Thanks for the advice!
If you have this problem, look for a broken jpg in your downloads folder before trashing the dock plist and db, just in case it fixes it - then you don't have to rebuild your dock icons and settings like I did.
This all assumes you have the default downloads folder shortcut in your dock like I do.
Yes, this solution worked for me too. After a download that included several image files, I started having the disappearing dock problem on an iMac 24" Aluminum running Leopard. At first it would appear and disappear quickly, repeatedly. Dock preference settings had no effect. Then, later, the Dock simply failed to appear at all.
After reading this hint, I connected to my computer from another and found a jpeg file in the Downloads folder. Moving it to the desktop fixed the problem. I had previously tried deleting the various dock prefs files and that didn't help.
Thanks for the solution!
WORKED FOR ME TOO!
My Dock suddenly wouldn't appear, and spaces was freaking out. Preferences did nothing, reboots did nothing. I was starting to freak out.
I saw this solution and I was skeptical, since it seemed unlikely to fix the myriad odd problems I was experiencing. But, I just moved the JPEG from "Downloads" to my desktop and the dock sprang back to life, no reboot, nothing.
There is another forum on this subject:
This was my post from there:
I appreciate the active forum on this subject, thank you all for the help. In the end, my solution to this problem is:
.) Command-Option-D did not work.
.) I tried the Terminal solution of:
.) Terminal solution did not work (other than reset my desktop background, which is kinda cool, because it was jacked)
.) After applying the terminal solution, and THEN using Command-Option-D my Dock came back.
Thank you for the tips everyone.
1) In Terminal:
Hope this helps,
PS: I have no image files or anything related during this most recent disappearing, that may be a separate issue. May the force be with you.