Placing an image in your dock.....please help.

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by 8thDegreeSavage, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. 8thDegreeSavage macrumors 6502

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    I understand you can do this with some apps now, i just have a few questions...if you dont want to alter the left and right pdf what do you use, and if you shrink and image waaaay down to 8x8 pixels(which i believe the dock needs) how does the mac unstretch the thing and make it look correct...i have not expieremented yet as i dont want to dive into terminal unless i know completely what im doing...i have a killer pict i want to use. And because the dock actually tiles the image over and over, i was wondering if you can use a photo...i think i have heard this to be possible...please someone who has done it tell me whats up.


    Thanks for any help...
     
  2. Beej macrumors 68020

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    I've never done it before... but I'm interested in seeing the 'killer pic' you are going to use...
     
  3. szark macrumors 68030

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    I have never tried this personally, but according to this article at ResExcellence, the image size does not need to be limited to 8x8. They have a link to an example in the article which might help you.
     
  4. 8thDegreeSavage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks bro!.....



    Oh and to answe your question im using a pict of the girl from BLOOD:The Last Vampire...its all ready horizontal! and looks pretty tight!
     
  5. 8thDegreeSavage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Damn even if i enable root user i cannot open the damned pdf's in PS...wtf??!!...i cant even find the dock.app!!!
     
  6. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    the dock is located in System-> Library -> CoreServices




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  7. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Hm... probably nothing a little booting into OS 9 can't fix... :D
     
  8. britboy macrumors 68030

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    You will find that most items in ~/system/library are off-limits. That's done so that even if root user has been enabled, some idiot can't come along and delete or f*ck-up the necessary system files (unlike with windows, where .dll files are the bane of a users life).

    As hemingray already suggested, boot into OS 9, and do your dirty work there ;)
     

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