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    Disappearing dock

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    Disappearing dock
    After playing a video using VLC media player, and on full screen, my dock disappeared. However, I know that it was running, and I got it back by simply logging off, and then log back in again. That will restart the x11.

    What I am curious about is what causes this to happen, and if there are any updates or fixes for it? is that because of VLC?

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    Disappearing dock
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    Hi and welcome dots . . . . .

    Not sure if its anything to do with VLC ...
    You might want to try and put the Dock .plist on your desktop then reboot your Mac. This will start the Dock again and create another .plist ... If the problem doesnt happen again then trash the .plist on the desktop and if it does you can put that .plist back ... You can find it here @ ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist

    You could also try Repairing Permissions as well via Disk Utility

    Is all i have for you atm

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    Disappearing dock

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Hi and welcome dots . . . . .

    Not sure if its anything to do with VLC ...
    You might want to try and put the Dock .plist on your desktop then reboot your Mac. This will start the Dock again and create another .plist ... If the problem doesnt happen again then trash the .plist on the desktop and if it does you can put that .plist back ... You can find it here @ ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist

    You could also try Repairing Permissions as well via Disk Utility

    Is all i have for you atm

    Cheers
    Hello , and welcome dots too ...

    I just logged out and back in, and it fixed everything. I didn't even have to reboot, and got it in ideal working condition. It has never happened again though, but I am curious to why it does.

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