When you download a file from Safari, it shows you a progress bar for how it's going along. If you happen to download files to a folder in your dock, you'll see a line grow as it downloads, and then vanish.

Except… sometimes it doesn't.

A download bar that won't go away

And then it gets worse if your bar changes size…

A download bar that looks worse becuase it's not connected to the folder

Well great. Now what?

To the terminal!

No really. It's one command:

killall Dock

That's it. It restarts the dock, the download bar goes away, and you can relax.

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