Anyone figured out how to get the 2D dock on the bottom?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Joseph H, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Joseph H macrumors 6502

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    Curious as I really like the new iOS 7-ish dock on the left/right but hate my dock on the left or right. :eek:

    The old terminal hack doesn't work but I wondered if someone had figured it out.

    :)
     
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  3. Joseph H thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Still no further to finding out.

    Surely it's not impossible with a terminal tweak?
     
  4. Aylan macrumors regular

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    I am really interested in this too. I am willing to say that it just isn't possible since someone has already tried the usual terminal trick with no results. I may spend a few hours with the plist for the Dock this eve and see if I can make it happen.
     
  5. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    "Terminal tweaks" -- by which I assume you mean "defaults write" commands -- are not magic. They have to have been written and implemented by Apple.

    Preference keys can be documented or undocumented, but if they don't create a parameter that can be defined in a preference file, then it isn't there. The undocumented ones are discovered, not made up.

    It's possible that Apple have kept the feature but suddenly decided to change the names of the keys, but unlikely. The removal of the keys either means ... they have been removed it for good, or it's been removed from earlier builds for some unknown reason.
     
  6. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for pointing out the obvious. Where did they mention this was magic?
     
  7. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    They didn't. It's new information.

    All the best
     
  8. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    So the term "magic" might best be applied to what you inferred from their post? :D
     
  9. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Getting dangerously off-topic here. Not all information in replies has to be an inference or a direct refutation of what has previously been said. It is usual for trolls to assume otherwise "but that's not what I said", etc.

    My flippant use of the word magic at which you cavil was suggested by the frequent supposition, not necessarily made here, that any change your heart may desire can be enabled, if only the appropriate Terminal "incantation" can be found. It seemed worth pointing out that there are only the options that Apple give us. It may seem obvious, but many obvious things needs stating.

    If Apple have removed the option for a different Dock, then no amount of hoping for a Terminal command will restore the option. The choices are then hacking the system resources yourself; using some flaky third-party cosmetics kit; or putting up with it.
     
  10. Joseph H thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Stop trying to be smart and go away.

    You've got nothing positive to say other than what anyone else could say and any idiot already knows.

    My question is more than valid, and I'm sure I'm not alone in wondering IF there is a way and NOT presuming there DEFINITELY is one. :rolleyes:
     
  11. stravis161 macrumors newbie

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    I agree. Any constructive insight, folks? I too am interested in moving the 2D dock to the bottom.
     
  12. Nero Wolfe macrumors regular

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    I as well. I remember hearing someone on a podcast (Siracusa I think) say there was a way to hook into Apple apps (in this case the Dock) and watch what they try to read from plist files, or see what strings they look for. I got the impression this is how most undocumented preferences are discovered. Unfortunately I don't recall how they said they did this... :(
     
  13. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

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    I can't find any mention of the former "no-glass" key in the Dock.app binary file at all (after decrypting it, of course). It appears as though this functionality has been outright removed, or otherwise commented out in the source code- either way this functionality simply isn't there anymore and there is no way to hack it back in.

    Kinda sucks, I've been running the 2D dock on the bottom ever since I was able to.

    -SC
     
  14. Joseph H thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that's quite a shocker. I like the 2D dock but don't like it on the sides really.

    Shame!
     
  15. anekro macrumors newbie

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    Any news about this??

    I'm really llike 2D dock on the bottom :(
     
  16. doug in albq Suspended

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    If there is no option 2D dock on bottom, I will not upgrade to Mavericks. Like poster above, i have been running the 2D dock as long as that option has been available. Many people like it much better than the standard dock. Also, 2D dock is less skeuomorphic (that old, shunned design style) and more like the iOS 7 dock.

    (OK, will eventually upgrade if no option, but come-on-man, put that option back in the OS please)
     
  17. anekro macrumors newbie

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    That's what i was thinking; but i'd finally updated to Mavericks DP4
     

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