Not quite sure what happened here, but my dock now looks as follows:

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Any ideas?

  • Did you try killall dock in the terminal to restart it ? Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 11:40

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Try to delete the Dock Preference setting, open Terminal:

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

Enter your password.

Reboot your computer. The dock should now be back to the original (out-of-box) settings.


had the same problem, tried all the solutions proposed using terminal and commands. Found the solution by just dropping the icon first on the desktop and then into the dock. Stayed there and was visible

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