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I'm not sure why this wasn't mentioned on here, but I had a locked up Spotlight menu/search box was able to solve the problem by killing the Spotlight process using the Activity monitor. None of the other actions mentioned in other answers worked. This was on OS X El Capitan.


I just had a similar problem; but, instead of disappearing, the icons were corrupted, like what happens to the display when a graphics board fails (a few were disappeared). killall Dock did not work, but, removing the icon cache (in /var/folders/(2 letters)/(more letters)/-Caches-/ and then killall Dock brought everything back. ...

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