7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2009 8:28 AM by dlevin7
Punykots Level 1 Level 1
My safari icon keeps disappearing from the dock despite all efforts to force it to remain there ("keep in dock", dragging the icon from applications folder and into the dock). I have to either open Safari from the application folder every time or else open it from "recent items" under the apple sign on the toolbar. I use a macbook, with the latest leopard OSX 10.5.6. (Safari version : Version 3.2.1 (5525.27.1))
This does not happen in the other accounts in my laptop, except in mine (I am the administrator).
What could be the issue and how do I resolve it.

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9
    do you use mobileme?
  • Punykots Level 1 Level 1
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9
    I asked because I've seen posts where similar behavior was caused by corrupt mobileme sync data.

    Try [resetting the sync data|http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1497] (or turning it off).

    Then delete the file homedirectory/library/preferences/com.apple.dock.plist and enter the following command in terminal

    killall Dock

    This will reset your dock to the defaults.
  • Punykots Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks, tried your instructions, but the icon disappeared from the dock as soon as I quit Safari. The icon jumped from its position (after Terminal - killall Dock instructions) next to the email icon in the dock to just before the divider in the dock and as I said as soon as I quit safari, it disappeared. Is there something else I could try?
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7
    Mac OS X
    When you put the icon into the dock,
    are you selecting it, and then clicking on "Keep in Dock???"
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9
    sorry, no other suggestions. I'm fairly certain mobileme is to blame.

    did you turn off mobileme syncing before deleting the preference file?
  • dlevin7 Level 1 Level 1
    My safari icon has disappeared from my ipod touch--and yes, I'm using mobileme. any tips on how to reinstate it? (I've checked apple's documentation and as far as I can tell, it is not possible to remove pre-installed apps. go figure.)
    many thanks!