Reset the dock in OS X Mountain Lion

by Martin Bay on 26/07/2012

I’ve just installed Mountain Lion and wondered how the new dock would look like from a fresh installation – so had to figure out how to do that – no problem!

To completely reset the dock back to the original settings do the following:

  1. Delete the files com.apple.dock.plist from /Users/”user name”/Library/Preferences. Remember to replace “user name” with your OS X account name.
  2. Enter ‘killall Dock’ command in the terminal and press enter
rm /Users/"user name"/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist
killall Dock

You will find the terminal in the /Application/utilities folder or Launching Launchpad and click Terminal in the Others folder!

Terminal App

The tip also work on Leopard and Snow Leopard!

Please let me know if you have any comments.

Martin Bay

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