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How to get a clear dock in Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by Feek, 11 Apr 2010.

  1. Feek

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    I know that some people have been trying to get a clear dock in Leopard and after some playing around I've managed it.

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    Totally clear.

    You need to download Mirage, unzip it and run the enclosed file.

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    Just leave the top two boxes ticked and click Install (you'll need to authenticate). Your dock will flash and you'll be left with a clear 2D dock.

    It will however have the original blue dot markers underneath.

    I much prefer the subtle triangles so if you want to change yours to be the same triangle, download this file, open Finder and go to /Library/CoreServices, right click on Dock and Show Package Contents. A new Finder window will open, click on Contents and then Resources and dump the files within indicators.zip into it. You will need to authenticate as it's overwriting existing files.

    Open a Terminal windows and type "killall Dock" (case sensitive), your dock will flash again and you'll have the new triangle indicators.

    If you want to revert, just run Mirage again and click on the Restore gear at the top, make sure all the boxes are ticked and hit Restore.
     
  2. DELETED_63174

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    Looks nice, I think I'll stick with my 2D dock though.
     
  3. Kawolski

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    Outstanding work Feek. :D

    For some reason though my indicators have remained the same, not that I mind as I favour the dots.

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    Edit: Curse my impatient not reading the whole post correctly tendencies. :p
     
    Last edited: 12 Apr 2010
  4. ichabod crane

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    Where did you get the office icons please?
     
  5. Kawolski

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  6. ichabod crane

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    Thanks! do you know if there is one for MSN?
     
  7. Kawolski

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    Not that I've found mate.

    DeviantART has got a wide selection.
     
  8. Rameses

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    Excellent Feeky.


    Cheers.
     
  9. ichabod crane

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    Just used the office logo for MSN looks alright :D

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  10. hyper_piper45

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    thanks for this, been waiting for the installer to be updated for snow leopard.
     
  11. knowledge123

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    Sweet, thank you Feek, looks awesome :)

    Now for clear stacks background, or would that be rubbish? :p
     
  12. Blackhawk47

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    Looks awesome, will have to try it out later. :)
     
  13. Feek

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    You can do that with Mirage, it looks rubbish.