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Dock Trouble

I am running a MBP with a 2.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. 2GB RAM, and other good stuff.

My problem is I don't know how to reset the dock. I have used Terminal to kill the dock and bring it back, but that is not the thing. I want to restore the dock to what it looked like when I turned on the computer for the first time.

Actually, I accidentally deleted the Mac OS X link next to the trash bin and I want to get it back.

If someone could tell me how to put it back or reset the dock to factory settings without reinstalling Mac OS X, I'd be very happy.

Please post.


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Found better replacement to link

In reply to: Dock Trouble

I still would like someone to assist me in finding my lost Mac OS X icon/link in the dock (the one that opens Safari and goes to the Mac webpage).

But I Googled the problem and found something better to take its place. I forgot what website it is, so it's not my idea, but it's a Tiger version of Stacks, an upcoming program in Leopard that allows you to see all your programs at once.

Just put the Applications folder next to the trash bin. When you click and hold on the folder, all your apps come up and you can click and chose without using the Finder. I think that most people know how to do this though.

Anyway, help for the dock would be appreciated.


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That link

In reply to: Found better replacement to link

which has long gone from my dock, is just a alias to

To get it back, go to that site and do the following:
Click and drag the Apple icon at the beginning of the URL line in Safari, just before the http:, down to the dock. It has to go on the right hand side of that line on the RH side of the dock. Drag it there and the wonderful icon will reappear.

How's that?


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In reply to: That link


I actually tried that earlier, but it didn't show up in my dock as the icon. It should up as just a link.

I don't know why it does that. My computer does act strangely at times.

I don't even know why I want it there. I guess it makes the dock look more "Apple-like".

You should try the "Tiger Stacks" trick. It works just like Stacks in Leopard, but not with the fancy squares for windows and apps.


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