7 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2008 5:40 PM by MFALPINE
MFALPINE Level 1 (0 points)
I am unable to remove icons from the dock, cannot add or move any icons either. Tried to delete the com.apple.dock files from preferences. nothing works. Saw previous postings to use killall dock but cant find that application or whatever it is anywhere. Any suggestions? I am getting desperate!

MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • V.K. Level 9 (56,110 points)
    "that application" is Terminal.app. It's located in /Applications/Utilities.

    First delete com.apple.dock.plist from homedirectory/Library/Preferences and then
    restart Dock by typing

    *killall Dock*

    in Terminal and pressing enter. That should clear things up.
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,883 points)
    It's a Unix command you run from the Terminal application in your Utilities folder. Run Terminal. At the prompt in the Terminal window enter:

    killall dock
    Press RETURN

    Be sure you know how to move or remove Dock icons. It's an immediate click-drag out of Dock or immediate click-drag in Dock to remove or move icons, respectively.
  • V.K. Level 9 (56,110 points)
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,883 points)
    Must be because I'm now in Canada! I now get a better exchange rate.
  • MFALPINE Level 1 (0 points)
    sorry but it doesnt work. Have deleted all com.apple.dock.db and.plist files.
    When i empty trash the files pop back into the preferences directory. when using termial the response i get is:No matching processes belonging to you were found. Dock is still there and icons still not be able to be removed
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,883 points)
    Did you use "killall dock" or "killall Dock"? You need to enter the latter (I should have capitalized the word "dock."
  • MFALPINE Level 1 (0 points)
    Magic! txs a zillion!!