I am a Mac beginner. There are 3 folders on the right hand side of the dock. Applications, Documents and Downloads. My download folder had disappeared, so I dragged one called My downloads from my documents, and it sits there ok, but it is shown as a white folder, instead of blue like the other two folders.
So this is what my safari dock icon looks like now after upgrading to 10.6.2. No impact on functionality but just an eyesore. I've restarted my computer, I've removed the icon from the dock and placed it back to no avail.
I just bought a new MacBook with SL installed. I have tried to search these forums for the past 10 minutes to find an answer. How do I remove the safari icon on the dock. It wont lemme trash it or put elsewhere but dock. I use firefox. Don't want the safari icon!
I turned on my computer the other day and the icon for Safari was missing from my dock. I looked in the applications folder and it is no longer there. how I can get safari if I have no internet search engine?
My safari icon was moved from my dock to my desktop. I am trying to move it back and not have the icon on my desktop. But everytime I drag it to the dock it leaves the icon on my desktop and puts one in the dock. I tried command drag but it didn't work and if I erase the icon on my desktop I loose the whole program. And my kids have an account for themselves and the safari icon is missing completely and they cant get on the internet at all using there account. Can I put the icon back in there account without deleting there account and starting a new one.
since the 10.7.4 update, I have the url shortcuts icon missing in my dock: When draging a new URL from safari to the dock, it's the same problem. The icon is invisible but there is a gap between the other icons and the name of the url's page is displayed when passing the cursor. This problem is only with URL shortcuts and no with jpg or pdf or mp3 or folder sortcuts etc.. I have already reboot the dock and make a disk permissions check and repair. Restarting my computer doesn't solve the problem. Safari Version 5.1.7 (7534.57.2)
Safari suddenly won't launch on my 10.5.8 system on my Powermac G5. The dock icon bounces for a few seconds then gives up. I haven't installed any new software recently.I've tried deleting all caches, preferences and plugins, repaired permissions, etc. It doesn't work when logged in on my spare account either.
Very suddenly my dock has disappeared, (and occasionally reappears), and is now completely non-useable. Why..? I have created other accounts on my computer previously and the dock on those is fine...I have looked in Activity monitor and it flashes on and then disappears in there.I tried using terminal to 'killall Dock', but this did nothing...Am using Leopard on Alu iMac.
i also can't click on anything on the desktop, the only thing that is there and works are the words on the top, stopping at help. Also after every word i write, a pop up says 'alert cannot contact spell checker,' When i open safari i also cannot get it back to finder, and i can't search anything on the computer because after the second letter the screen flashes.
It started this morning i tried to write something in stickies and the computer went crazy to a blue screen and the loading circle started spinning around so i shut it down, when i loaded it up i had all these problems.
I have iBook g4 from 2005. What should i do, i don't know anything about computers. I tried searching online i tried to use killall Dock in terminal it didn't work, it said no matching processes were found.
I just received my MBA back from having the hard disk replaced and the "eyeglasses" style bookmark icon has disappeared. It was my favorite. Has it been discontinued? It's not on the Safari/View/Custom Toolbar picture.
my gf has the new mac with the leopard os on it. today just out of nowhere the dock disappeared. i restarted the computer, it showed up for a short while and disappeared again for good. i checked the dock options but there is nothing about permanent hiding or anything like that.
Have just logged into my MBP and went to the dock to open iphoto and the icon has disappeared, a blank space is still in the dock and if i hover my mouse over it writing comes up saying IPhoto as normal, the same goes for photobooth as well. I can still open them and they work fine. I Have recently installed Snow Leopard. How do I get the icons back?
My stacks have disappeared from my dock. I used to automatically get my downloads on the dock and they fanned out when I clicked on it. That is gone now... not sure if I did something to get rid of it, but I want it back.
Turned on Mac today, and there was no dock on the bottom. Went to the preference thing and tried on all the like hide etc, but it still not there. When I went to through the system icon thing, on the left column, where there is supposed to be icons like 'home, pictures, music, documents' etc they were not there, it was just blank white.
I've been happily in love with my iMac since 2006. Never had any problems.
Just got back from working abroad over a month and my business partner (new to Mac) has been using my computer. Apparently the computer was switched on nearly 24/7 and only been restarted a couple of times.
At first everything seemed fine until I ran the software update.
First problem, there was an error when doing the security update so couldn't complete the whole update.
iMac still working fine though..
First, it took ages to startup, then the dock didn't load. Tried restarting at first, didn't respond, shutting down neither....
Then when opening finder, the menus on the left hand side, Hard Drive, Documents, Music, etc... all gone...
Most applications won't open... even some jpegs, pdfs, etc...
Also the DiskImageMounter, Terminal and probably loads of other stuff has disappeared I'm not even aware of...
Tried to open 'About this Mac'... no response...
Tried to open.. 'Mac OSX Software' the following message appeared... Your system settings are being updated. Unable to open your preferred Web browser. Try again in a few minutes.
I've looked at the utilities folder, checked the CoreServices, tried 'killall Dock' (discovered that the terminal utility disappeared), etc, etc.
The dock and toolbar at the top have disappeared from the screen. They re-appear when I click in the area where they should be but disappear once again whenever I click elsewhere. I have also lost the ability to minimize open windows. I can resize them manually, maximize and exit them I just cannot minimize them! (The orange button has gone grey.)
I have checked that I am not in fullscreen mode and I have unchecked all the automatic hide settings in the system preferences. This is only occuring when I'm using Mozilla Firefox.
I have a feeling that I accidentally clicked a button or unwittingly used a keyboard command to enter this setting, but I can't remember what I pressed!
I came back from a holiday and when I turned on my computer, my main HDD icon (same hdd that the system boots from) is no longer on my desktop nor in finder. I have to manually dig for it to be able to go through the files etc. Anyone knows why is that?
Also, the icon looks grayed a bit compared to others.
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Edit: the hdd in question is named Cindy just to clarify that
Let me preface that I'm new to the whole mac thing.
So I was trying to customize my dock and I downloaded CandyBar. After choosing a new Finder icon it asked me to log out to apply changes, when I logged back in my finder icon was gone. I went to CandyBar and clicked restore but it told me I never made any backup. I scrolled to where the original window to change the icon was (next to trash can etc) and the window to change it had also disappeared. Any advice on how to restore my Finder icon manually?
I followed some guide on how to change my dock. It was this one. I got up until this bit. Go to Macintosh HD > /System/Library/Core Services/ Right-Click on "Dock" and select "Show Package Contents" Go to /Contents/Resources/ Backup the files you are about to replace (Incase you did not listen, here they are) Move those same original files to the trash
Then I got stuck. I resetted my Mac and now I have no dock ! How do I get my dock back! I have the back up folder, but where the hell do I put it to get back my dock. On the " Dock " icon I have a little circle with a line init. This is what the contents of my Dock folder looks like .. inside " Contents " I have the " Back Up " folder. As you can see I already put in the contents of the Back Up Folder into the Dock folder but nothing has changed. This is whats in my Dock Back Up Folder.
On my new iMac 21.5 I inadvertently dragged the Application folder out of the Dock and it disappeared in the puff of smoke. I managed to drag a new alias back to the Dock, but when I click it now it only gives me the finder, but does give me the large window with all the icons displayed. How do I restore this aspect?
My problem began when I was using Skype on my PowerBook G4 Intel, running on Tiger. First my profile photo and mood message disappeared, and I was appearing to my friend as "offline". I quitted out and then logged back in, but the information had already been lost. So I thought I'd Restart my computer.
After logging in, I noticed that all of my installed applications had disappeared from my dock, and it looks as though the dock went back to default settings.
1) Is it simply a matter of creating new icons in the dock? Or is this a symptom of a deeper problem?
2) I don't have my OS X install disk with me, because I left it in Thailand, where I'd purchased my computer, but I do have a friend with a MacBook Pro. Can I run Disk Utility to try and repair the disk from my friend's laptop?
3) Could this problem have been caused by Skype? By the way, Skype was set to NOT automatically open at my User Log-In, but for some reason, after I restarted my computer, it's been launching after I Log-In.
I'm fairly new to the OS X seen as i converted from windows around 3 weeks ago, basically i started my MacBook Pro up this morning and logged on, the programs which usually start up ran as normal, however when i clicked to close one of the programs the whole dock disappeared. I then proceeded to log off and log back on again, which gave no result. Next I opened Activity Monitor and closed the process which also hasn't worked. Finally i tried the command 'killall -KILL Dock' in Terminal and that hasn't forced it to reappear either. I also have restarted the MacBook Pro several times.
I then went to Dock preferences to see if it was hidden and it wasn't i also noticed while doing this that the icons on the left hand panel for sections such as 'home' have vanished as well.
So I changed my menu bar to black and replaced the menu bar icons but now for some reason my airport menu bar icon does not show up anymore. I'm not sure if the aiport.menu was fully copied for it to work since when I tried copying the icons, all of them copied except the airport.menu because I got a message saying "Cannot copy because it is in use". So I deleted the file and copied the new one. So then I check on System Preferences > Network and check where it says "show airport status in menu bar" but it doesn't let me click on apply, it's greyed out. So when i exit System Preferences and go back, it's unchecked again.
Leopard had been working fine for me until this morning. Last night, when shutting down, I did software update and installed some update concerning Password Keychains. A few hours earlier, I installed some Software for my Harmony Remote and it said something like I did not have Administrative Access to the Apps folder.
Now, Spotlight has disappeared from my Desktop - see attachment.
I have tried all of the suggestions here: (Can't paste the link because now my Copy Paste isn't working). (OSX Daily Spotlight help page)
What's going on here?? No spotlight, no copy paste? (I have restarted, but it didnt change anything)
Edit: I also can't drag items from my desktop to my trashcan. I beginning to think these issues are about to snowball...
My iTunes log has suddenly disappeared or atleast seem invisible i.e the space for it is there, I can click in the space and the app opens but not logo can actually be seen Anyone seen or heard of this happening before ? Running snow leopard on Core2Duo 24" iMac.