iPad Any way to remove Dock background?

Sedrick

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Hey all. Just picked up a new iPad air 2 and what stood out was the HUGE dock background. Very distracting. I've set accessibility so that it's slightly transparent, but man, that thing takes like 20% of the screen height.

I guess having all my other devices Jailbroke has spoiled me.

Any way to turn that bugger off yet? (just the doc background, not the icons)
 

joeblow7777

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Sep 7, 2010
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I'm afraid I don't have any suggestions, but it's fascinating to me what stands out to different people. I've never given any thought to the dock background on any iDevice I've used.
 

M. Gustave

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Hey all. Just picked up a new iPad air 2 and what stood out was the HUGE dock background. Very distracting. I've set accessibility so that it's slightly transparent, but man, that thing takes like 20% of the screen height.

I guess having all my other devices Jailbroke has spoiled me.

Any way to turn that bugger off yet? (just the doc background, not the icons)
I know that on the iPhone you can accomplish this by using a solid color background image 1 pixel wide. Mine is set that way now.

Google it, there is an Asian site that has image files for this.
 

beernut

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Jan 13, 2016
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You're looking to do this? (See attached)

Follow instructions here:
https://heyeased.blogspot.com/2016/09/how-to-make-black-dock-on-black.html

Couple of key things to keep in mind:
-when doing it, make sure to have "reduce motion" OFF
-your widgets/notifications will be really, really dark when you swipe right to get to that page (if you pull down for notifications, and then swipe right, they'll appear normal
-also on the widgets screen, the "edit" button will disappear (it's still clickable, you just won't be able to see it)

Enjoy.
 

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