Announcement: Upgrade to macOS Mojave

With features like Dark Mode, Stacks, and four new built-in apps, macOS Mojave helps you get more out of every click. 
Find out how to upgrade to macOS Mojave > https://support.apple.com/macos/mojave

Looks like no one’s replied in a while. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.

Question:

Question: How can I remove an item from the Dock that appears to be "open" when there is no application for it, and I can't close it?

I have an old Onyx icon on the Dock. The program become corrupted and would not close, so I remove it with Appcleaner-3. The icon on the Dock won't close and it can't be removed in the typical way. Is there a 'brute force' way to remove an icon that appears to be open?

Mac mini, macOS High Sierra (10.13.1), can't close the icon, either.

Posted on

Reply
Question marked as Solved
Answer:
Answer:

From your Finder "Go" menu > "Go to folder" and copy & paste this command:

~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist

Press Return

Delete the plist file, then restart or log out and back in.

(This will set your Dock to default and you'll need to set it up again the way you like it.)

Posted on

Page content loaded

Question marked as Solved

Nov 15, 2017 6:51 AM in response to earlywirgit In response to earlywirgit

From your Finder "Go" menu > "Go to folder" and copy & paste this command:

~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist

Press Return

Delete the plist file, then restart or log out and back in.

(This will set your Dock to default and you'll need to set it up again the way you like it.)

Nov 15, 2017 6:51 AM

Reply Helpful
User profile for user: earlywirgit

Question: How can I remove an item from the Dock that appears to be "open" when there is no application for it, and I can't close it?