Terminal Dock Command?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by JCorn2, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. JCorn2 macrumors member

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    I was just reading the new version of MacAddict and they were talking about a third dock command besides the genie and scale effects. They described it as a terminal command. If anyone knows anything about this or the actual command I would appreciate the info!
    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    They're probably referring to this:
    These commands must be entered in at the Terminal window, hence "Terminal Dock Command".
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That's funny that they're making up terminolgy. :D

    Besides, you can use the property list editor to do it, and it's less error-prone.
     
  4. OSX Panther macrumors member

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    ok

    im a bit new to mac and i hardly can anythithing with terminal, but. What do these commands really do? And what is the property list editor?
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    These commands change the minimize effect for the Dock. Using the GUI, the cool-looking but slow Genie effect and the much simpler scale effect can be selected. Using the Terminal or Property List Editor, a third effect can be selected - a suck effect. The Property List Editor comes with Apple's free developer tools, called Xcode. If you've used Mac OS X 10.2 and heard about Project Builder - Xcode is Project Builder's replacement. The Property List Editor is a utility used to modify .plist files. Property Lists (.plist extension) are the preferred preferences format for Mac OS X applications.
     

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