Appleworks Dock Icon Annoyance
February 11, 2008 11:04 PM   Subscribe

Why does the AppleWorks icon appear briefly (and then disappear) on my Dock when I start or wake up my iBook? This is making me ridiculously cranky. Help me minimise my raaaage!
posted by gerls to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Try deleting this file: /Users/~/Library/Preferences/ (where ~ is the short name of your user account).

This should reset the dock (equivalent of reinstalling it)

If that doesn't work, you might try running OnyX.
posted by B(oYo)BIES at 11:14 PM on February 11, 2008

Also, check /Library/StartupItems and /System/Library/StartupItems and also, within System Preferences --> Accounts --> Login Items for possible leads. Good luck!
posted by kimota at 4:24 AM on February 12, 2008

Are you sure it's the AppleWorks icon? Is it possible that it's the generic application icon? (Example here)

I mention it because if you're checking the login/startup items for "AppleWorks", you might not find it. It could be any number of utilities that you installed (or were installed for you by a 'helpful' program), so be thorough.
posted by bcwinters at 5:57 AM on February 12, 2008

Best answer: This is probably something called pipedaemon.
posted by markturner at 8:09 AM on February 12, 2008

Response by poster: oooooh markturner!

You rule.

And thanks to the rest of you too :)
posted by gerls at 4:22 PM on February 12, 2008

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