3194 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2010 11:32 AM by antraroony
I've read that the dock can be reset by deleting the preference file (homedirectory/library/preferences/com.apple.dock.plis), but I cannot find such a file. When I drag items off of the dock, they will not go away. I want to delete certain applications from the dock
Welcome to Apple's discussion groups.
Three possible sources of confusion:
1) "homedirectory" means your home directory. You can navigate to it by clicking on your "short user name" in the "Places" section of the "sidebar" of a Finder window.
2) "Library" and "Preferences" start with capital letters.
3) The file is named com.apple.doc.plist, with a "t" on the end.
Someone else who couldn't delete items from his computer's Dock finally remembered that he'd installed a third-party utility to lock the Dock so that his kid couldn't scramble it. Could that be your case?
I do not have that file in the preferences folder or on my computer.
Are you sure you're looking in the right place? What are some of the other files you see in the place you're looking? If you have the right place in a Finder window, it should say "Preferences" at the top of the window, and if you click on the small folder icon next to that while you have a "command" key held down, you should see list containing these items, from top to bottom:
- <your short user name>
- <the name of your computer's boot drive>
- <the name of your computer>
I don't think I do, but I guess I might possibly have a third-party that is messing it up. How can I go about resolving that issue without messing other stuff up?
It's difficult for anyone else to tell if you have third-party software on your computer. That would have been something you installed.