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Old 07-02-2017, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default Reaper's Icon as a question mark in the dock, why?

Hi,

If i open Reaper, and then right click on the docked icon to "keep it on the dock", upon closing the program the Icon keeps showing up as a question mark...




and i can't keep it there...because if i click on the question mark nothing happens...

does anyone knows why?

thanks!
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:55 AM   #2
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Hi...I still cannot keep Reaper's icon in the dock...i think it must be at least a year now.
It either disappears or duplicates itself.
An since i tried a workaround that was suggested to me through this forum, every time i turn on my mac the terminal app opens up with a message regarding Reaper.

Has this issue been addressed in the meanwhile?


Thanks a lot for your help

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Old 10-24-2017, 05:18 PM   #3
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Try this. Grab the latest Reaper installer and double click the DMG. Drag the Reaper64.app across to your Applications folder, and without doing anything else on the Mac, open Reaper. Once it is open right click on the Reaper dock icon and say keep in dock. After Reaper is closed, it should remain in the dock without a question mark, even after reboot.

This problem of the question mark is caused by a security feature in MacOS called randomization, where it relocates the true location of executable apps in the Applications folder each time they are run, to protect against certain types of malware. The trouble is that it adds an application dragged from a DMG to MacOS database of apps to randomize only on the very first run right after you first dragged the app from the DMG. If you do anything else after that first drag, it forgets about Reaper and you end up with a question mark.

So in a nutshell, you have to mount Reaper's installer DMG, drag the app to Applications, and before running anything else, open the new Reaper app straight away, otherwise it will not pick up and remember Reaper for your dock icon.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:23 AM   #4
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what are the specs of your Mac???.., or is it a hackintosh???.

you should completely erase/format your hard drive and reinstall macOS and then reinstall everything else, this will fix the problem.. if you do it correctly.

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Old 10-30-2017, 05:00 PM   #5
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what are the specs of your Mac???.., or is it a hackintosh???.

you should completely erase/format your hard drive and reinstall macOS and then reinstall everything else, this will fix the problem.. if you do it correctly.

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Hi,
It's a Mac Pro Trashcan 2013
6 Core, 64gb ram, OSX Sierra 10.12.6

I can't format my hard drive at the moment unfortunately
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:21 PM   #6
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Have you tried to go to your Launchpad and drag the Reaper icon to your dock? Make sure Reaper is not active, though.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:44 AM   #7
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I always go to the Reaper Application and in the Applications folder and just drag it to my DOCK, voila. If you want it off the Dock just grab it and drag it up on the desktop and it will go poof and be gone
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