Is transparent dock working in Tiger?

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  1. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    I upgraded to Tiger finally ! And it is fast.
    But now my transparent dock is not working. I searched for it here, and it seems that I am not the only one. So has anyone found a solution yet?

    Also, windowshadeX is not working. And I have been using it for so long (setting the minimize button to hide) that it freaks me out if I minimize and the window actually minimizes !!! :eek: :p So before I email the developer, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    Well you'll need to update windowshade to be tiger compatible. As a matter of fact 4.0 was just released today. Go to http://www.unsanity.com/ .
    As for transparent dock, it hasn't been working for me ever since 10.4.2, so we'll just have to wait for an update...

    llama :)
     
  3. PaRaGoNViCtiM macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, I lost TransparentDock as well. It sux!!!
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Is it better, worse, or about the same as TransparentDoc?
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I have no idea, as I cannot remember ever having tried TransparentDock (though I very well might have). But it gets the job done. ;)

    It makes the dock transparent (or whatever color you want) and let you change the color of those little triangles showing which apps are running (see attachment). It depends on APE (Application Enhancer) which installs as a System Preference panel (under Other).
     

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  7. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing cleardock does is make your dock transparent. Transparent Dock can do the same, hence the name, however you can manually change to color, opacity of the dock, and enable/disable various other options related to the dock. Trans Dock is much better IMO.

    llama :eek:
     
  8. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, I was mistaken, cleardock has evolved since I last used it. Then I change my mind, cleardock is better. Why? Because it uses Unsanity's Application Enhacer module, which only reroutes the system's resources to yours on the fly, when an app starts, instead of actually modifying key system components. Much, much safer. Shapeshifter and a few others also use APE.

    llama :)
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    ClearDock can also be used to change the color (as I said in the post above). :rolleyes:

    Where TransparentDock has an advantage is when it comes to other preferences, but that's what utilites like Xupport and TinkerTool is for... ;)

    Edit: You were even faster than me... :p
     
  10. abhishekit thread starter macrumors 65816

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    cool thanks.
    Got windowshadeX' latest version, and cleardock.

    cheers
     
  11. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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  12. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    Me too, but I'm happy, since if it hadn't broke, this thread would not exist, and I would have never discovered cleardock. Thanks y'all! :)

    llama
     
  13. neocell macrumors 65816

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    I've used both transparentdock and cleardock, and in my opinion cleardock is clearly better (as transparentdock fried my dock and I had to re-install my os, thank god for CCC).
     
  14. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Yeah... I guess Cleardock works just good:
     

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  15. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Does Cleardock not "save" for anyone else? I come back after a few days and find my dock is back to default... I changed it again using Cleardock, and restarted, and it's okay now. Just seemed weird. :confused:
     
  16. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    the new Transparent Dock works with Tiger 10.4.2
    Updated TransparentDock is 2.3.3 which I grabbed the other day at Version Tracker.
     

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