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Every time when I'm trying to reboot my mac(macbook pro retina|el capitan), everything disappear except dock so the process stops and thats how my desktop looks:enter image description here

  • Try putting this in the terminal before rebooting: sudo kill -9 $(pgrep Dock) – TheBro21 May 16 '16 at 17:55
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    Looking at that picture, it's not just the Dock that hasn't quit. Finder & Safari are still running too. That might be a place to start investigating. – Tetsujin May 17 '16 at 6:04
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Have you tried removing some of the items from your dock? You can always add them back later. Also go under your Apple Icon in the top left corner to the force quit option and see if there is a application open somewhere you're not aware and force quit it. Finally, look in your system preferences for the Dock. You can choose to hide the Dock to only appear when your cursor goes to the bottom of the screen. I doubt that would solve your problem though. I have my Dock on the left side of my screen and it is hidden, that way I can see the entire screen and only access the Dock when I need to open an application. Good luck.

  • I don't see how any of this can help. Removing items from the dock shouldn't do anything. Since everything is closed except the dock, force quitting won't do anything (at least using the menu, killall Dock might work.) Hiding the dock is only visual and doesn't affect the process itself. – JMY1000 May 16 '16 at 19:08
  • You say removing items shouldn't do anything, but I would think it's worth a try. I am only offering suggestions. I only suggested hiding in dock because it allows you to see the whole screen during operation. It was not a suggestion to solve your problem. Sorry for the confusion. Did you even check your force quit to make sure everything was down? Sometimes I will have an application open that freezes or something, so I go to force quit and it says it is not responsive. So I have to force quit just shut it down. Sorry I couldn't help. – JK Leslie May 16 '16 at 23:50

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