Alternative to 'killall Dock'

dferrara
Contributor II

Hi all,

I am looking for a way to visually refresh the Dock without resorting to this command:

killall Dock

Reason being, the black Desktop that appears before the Dock comes back is sometimes jarring for end users.

Thanks!

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scottb
Honored Contributor

You could warn them with a Jamf Helper blurb?

dferrara
Contributor II

Thanks @scottb!

achristoforatos
Contributor II

When using the killall Dock command do you just set that up alone in scripts?

Hugonaut
Valued Contributor

i believe if you use dockutil to refresh the dock, you'll see the dock disappear and reappear rather gracefully - the black flicker screen has been eliminated and the most the end users sees is the dock disappear into the edge of the window and reappear.

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