6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2010 11:29 AM by RedSox1424
RedSox1424 Level 1 Level 1
I deleted iStat from my Mac using App Zapper, but the icon in the dock remained and now has a question mark on it. I tried to drag it to the trash but it won't move. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

24" iMac, 13" Macbook, iPhone 3Gs, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Solved by William Boyd, Jr. on Jan 12, 2010 8:46 AM Solved
RedSox1424 wrote:
I tried that too. All it says now is, open, show in finder, and open at login.


If you had the utility "Property List Editor" (part of Apple's Developer package) installed, you could probably use it to edit the file <yourhomefolder>/Library/Preferences/com.apple.doc.plist to eliminate that entry from the "persistent-apps" entry. If you don't, you could drag that file out of its folder, then log out and back in again. The problem with that approach is that you'd have to repopulate your Dock with anything you'd put there manually.
  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6
    RedSox1424 wrote:
    I deleted iStat from my Mac using App Zapper, but the icon in the dock remained and now has a question mark on it. I tried to drag it to the trash but it won't move.


    Just drag it up out of the Dock. It should go "poof".
  • RedSox1424 Level 1 Level 1
    I tried that, it won't budge. I deleted all of the files related to the app but it won't leave my dock. There is a question mark on top of the icon.
  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6
    RedSox1424 wrote:
    I tried that, it won't budge. I deleted all of the files related to the app but it won't leave my dock.


    If you click-and-hold (or control-click) on that Dock icon, do you see an option for "Remove from Dock"?
  • RedSox1424 Level 1 Level 1
    I tried that too. All it says now is, open, show in finder, and open at login.
  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6
    RedSox1424 wrote:
    I tried that too. All it says now is, open, show in finder, and open at login.


    If you had the utility "Property List Editor" (part of Apple's Developer package) installed, you could probably use it to edit the file <yourhomefolder>/Library/Preferences/com.apple.doc.plist to eliminate that entry from the "persistent-apps" entry. If you don't, you could drag that file out of its folder, then log out and back in again. The problem with that approach is that you'd have to repopulate your Dock with anything you'd put there manually.
  • RedSox1424 Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks for your help. I feel really stupid, because I have Superdocker installed and I forgot that I locked the icons so my 1 yr. old didn't delete or move anything. I unlocked it and finally, "poof." Thanks.