Docker Application Setup on Mac: Where Do I Find Preferences

Yesterday I installed the "stable channel" Docker for Mac (I'm running OS 10.13.4).

Following these directions: https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-mac/#preferences-menu I was able to install and see Docker from a Terminal window but pretty soon the directions start to reference "Preferences" and there is no Docker icon in my Menu bar.

I've moved the Docker Icon from applications to my Mac Dock and literally nothing happens when I click on it (e.g. there is no dot indicator under the program that it's running).

How can I get to Docker Preferences? Am I hosed and need to start over or am I missing something obvious?

Thanks!
TessandoIT AdministratorAsked:
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Retrace the step at the configuration level and review the log files. Also confirm you have a running process..

e.g. ps - x | grep -i "docker"

I also recommend looking at MiniKube, a Kubernetes build that works well on my Mac OSX
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TessandoIT AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thank you, Martin. I do have the process running and can gracefully quit it.

After stopping the process I used "CleanMyMac3" to remove all files, including the installer. I restarted the installation process and it was successful.

I run the terminal command: docker --version and am able to see the version, so Docker is running in the background.

The App is totally unresponsive... Meaning that there is no icon in the menu bar as expected, there is no dot underneath the icon in the menu bar... Is there another way to start "Preferences" or to be able to start Kitematic? There has to be an explanation for this.
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Did you go through the files in   /etc folder or any  DOT   .   folders for remnants of configuration?
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TessandoIT AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thank you, Martin. I removed what I believed to be clear that it was Docker related (e.g com.docker.docker). I removed 18 manual files and CleanMyMac3 removed 20 files.

I guess I'm looking for a way to literally just Re-install it so that at a bare minimum the program appears to be running (e.g. I can follow the best-practices run-through as Docker describes on their website). E.g. is there something in the Plist that I can manipulate?

Thanks again for suggestions. I've spent way more time on getting this rolling that I allotted for. :-)
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Hmmm, I don't see anything else in my MacOS setup.


Another suggestion if you are  OK to run a  separate Linux VM running under virtualbox or vmware fusion ?
If yes, then you can follow the common practice on the installation.
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TessandoIT AdministratorAuthor Commented:
After a restart and reinstall, I now have Docker installed on my Mac. Thanks for the great suggestions.
Yes, please go ahead and close this question. Thanks!
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Can I close this question?
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