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    Can't Remove An Icon From The Dock. Help!
    I downloaded Google Earth on my MacBook but it would never play correctly, so I trashed all the Google Earth files I could find. However, the Google Earth icon is still in my Dock and I can't remove it. It won't let me "poof" it from the dock, won't let me put it in the trash, etc... how can I get rid of the thing? TIA.

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    It just jumps back to the Dock and gives no error message to you?

    Did it perhaps have an uninstaller that you should have used?

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    Can't Remove Icon From Dock
    Yes, when I pick it up out of the dock, it shows the little "cloud" to go "poof" but then just returns right back to the dock. There's no uninstall file for it.

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    could it be that the app (or parts of it) are still active/running ?
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    I had trashed everything with "Google Earth" in its name but the Google Earth icon stayed in my dock. I gave up, turned off the MacBook and went to bed. This morning when I powered up, the icon is gone! I don't know why it wouldn't "poof" itself but just disappeared with a restart. Thanks for the help.

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