Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Feb 26, 2007
    My dashboard icon disappeared from my Doc
    Help I have no idea what I did but my dashboard icon disappeared from my doc. How do I put it back?


  2. #2

    christm's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 18, 2005
    Devon, England
    ibook g4, imac 2ghz c2d, mbp 2.4ghz c2d - 10.5.1
    go to your applications folder and drag the dashboard icon from there onto the dock where you want it.

  3. #3

    walkerj's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 13, 2005
    New Orleans, LA, USA
    13" Macbook Pro 2.26Ghz Unibody 4G RAM 160G HDD Superdrive
    You probably accidentally dragged it off the Dock, and it obediently went *poof*. Yeah, seriously. I would do this routinely by accident when I first started using a Wacom tablet (usually with Finder Sidebar icons.)

    That said, since Dashboard is always running anyway and the only way to disable it is to use a command line, uh, command I've since intentionally dragged it off the dock. Yes, it's running, I'll hit F12 to invoke it, thanks. I've got enough things on my Dock.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Feb 26, 2007
    Thanks it's back. This Mac stuff is just way too easy. lol.

  5. #5

    RiDE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2006
    To LOCK your Dock so that no one inadvertently removes an icon from the Dock, use the following Terminal Command (Copy and Paste it it the Terminal) followed by pressing ENTER:

    defaults write contents-immutable -bool true

    To UNLOCK the Dock, in order to add/remove icons from the Dock, copy/paste the following command in the Terminal, followed by pressing ENTER:

    defaults delete contents-immutable

  6. #6

    Digger's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 15, 2006
    Tampa, Florida
    I found out today there's a way to lock the dock if you download Onyx as well.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Dashboard Icon dead and disappeared
    By lindy in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-06-2010, 08:20 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-27-2010, 07:23 PM
  3. Safari "copy to dashboard" icon disappeared...
    By w.markegard in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-08-2009, 04:15 AM
  4. Application Disappeared from DOC
    By Rupin in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-27-2007, 06:05 PM
  5. Dashboard disappeared?!
    By cellardoor in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-03-2005, 01:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts