Any free themes/dock changes in mavericks?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by tymaster50, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    I know about obsidian and that one theme from deviantart. Also I have iCursor, is there anything to change the dock? I don't wanna pay for DockMod and CandyBar idk how to apply the changes.
     
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  3. fisherking macrumors 601

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    i looked into this too, but finally...went with dockmod. it does exactly what i want it to do...

    it's always great to find freeware apps, i always look for that. but it's ok to support the independent developers too.

    go for dockmod, it's worth it...
     
  4. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    AFAIK there is only dockmod. Any other customization app just does stuff that you could do on your own.
     
  5. 82asmdf203 macrumors member

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    I agree fisherking! Only Dockmod allows for a totally transparent Dock and even gives you the opportunity to try it in the BETA stage (for one hour, then you can just re-enable the changes). Remember folks, it is only a BETA and may provide more customizations as time progresses that can even be wished for now.

    DockMod is only $8 bucks! Please consider donating to the developer as he has spent considerable time creating and modifying the Dock for Mavericks.

    He is aware that many requests have been submitted that also modify the side-docks left and right (if that is what you desire). Let's see what He comes up with soon.

    For those of you that have paid for DockMod already, know that the developer has promised to make future versions FREE for subscribers.
     
  6. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    Problem is, he *already* promised the Black dock would always be free, and then discontinued the app and injected text into all dock icons in the "free mode"
    I like Dockmod, but honestly.. none of it is what I want. all the colors etc.. meh. I want black only.

    in my random searches... look what I found. In Japanese (I used google translate)
    http://translate.google.com/transla...adardiary.blog29.fc2.com/blog-entry-4832.html

    Black Dock using SIMBL!

    The download is from the same guy that does Colorful Sidebar. and granted this is a beta..

    When I run the script I get a 2D transparent black dock like this
    http://applech2.com/archives/35136589.html
    [​IMG]

    I know there are many that want a 2D dock on the bottom in Mavericks again, well here you go. I like the 3D dock myself. Black 3D dock on all my macs and i'm happy.
     
  7. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Can you explain to me how to do this? I downloaded easysimbl and I'm trying to get the blackdock to dl but it says not available or something like that.
     
  8. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    ok, as long as you have Simbl installed.
    http://translate.google.com/transla...ewerzoom.web.fc2.com/blackdock.html&sandbox=1

    thats the "instructions" :rolleyes:

    basically download/extract the files in that link.
    put blackdock.bundle in the ~library/application support/Simbl/plugins folder.
    I tried to run the inject script.. but it came back as an error.

    I then re logged and at first the dock was still white, after a few seconds it switched to the 2D transparent black in the pic.

    I don't really care for the 2D myself, but it is kinda growing on me a little.
    I'll have to change the status indicator lights now.
     
  9. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I downloaded a program that changed the indicator lights, my dock is still gray,do I need simbol or easy simbol?
     
  10. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    yeah you need Simbl/Easy Simbl to get it to work.
     
  11. z06gal macrumors 6502

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    I really like dockmod and I have no problem spending the $8 for it. I leave it black for the most part but sometimes get the itch to change it ;)
     
  12. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Okay I got simbl to work now, disabled dockmod for the 20th time, turned off auto hide dock, and there it is. I turned on hiding again and it sticked.
     
  13. 82asmdf203 macrumors member

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    Nice find Backlash. Still, IMO it leaves much to be desired. I don't care much for the 2D look. Even when it was an available option in ML, I tried to like it and get used to it but just couldn't.

    I'm smellin' what you're laying down about the free mode and the text injected into the Dock app names, and I have also tried to convince the developer to remove it and perhaps even add an option to take out the app text altogether. Another thing I think would be cool is for DockMod to be able to change the indicator lights based on whatever image you choose. I know they aren't too difficult to change as it is, but it would nice anyway. Let's see what happens when it comes out of beta...
     
  14. 82asmdf203 macrumors member

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    I just stumbled upon MacUtil. It allows customization of the indicator lights with eight predefined colors and also the option to apply an image of your choice. Works great and much easier than changing images manually. It also has quite a few other tweaks. Check it out. :)
     

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  15. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I've been using that, my inidicator lights are purple, doesn't work if it is on the left or right though.
     

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