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Safari disappears from dock

3367 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2009 8:28 AM by dlevin7 RSS
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Dec 27, 2008 7:38 PM
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.
Thanks
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Dec 27, 2008 7:40 PM (in response to Punykots)
    do you use mobileme?
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Dec 28, 2008 6:54 AM (in response to Punykots)
    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.
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,590 points)
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    Jan 1, 2009 2:12 PM (in response to Punykots)
    Puny-
    When you put the icon into the dock,
    are you selecting it, and then clicking on "Keep in Dock???"
    MBP, 2G; iMac Intel2, 1GB; G4 iLamp; PB G4; Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Cable I'net; LaCie Ext. HD
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Jan 1, 2009 2:12 PM (in response to Punykots)
    sorry, no other suggestions. I'm fairly certain mobileme is to blame.

    did you turn off mobileme syncing before deleting the preference file?
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
  • dlevin7 Calculating status...
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    Jan 3, 2009 8:28 AM (in response to Punykots)
    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!
    ipod touch (Gen 1), Mac OS X (10.4.5)

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