Changing the Dock?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Matt Taylor, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Matt Taylor macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2011
    Gold Coast, Australia
    I've been playing around with changing my Dock for a bit (using different programs and doing it manually by changing the resource files) but I can't get it the way I want it.
    Basically, I just want the icons floating with no background whatsoever, so that eventually, once he gives me his icons, I can make it look like this:
    At the moment mine looks like this:
    After this I used SuperDocker, and changed it to 2D, which is what I want, but there's a gray line surrounding it, and it isn't fully transparent.
    Help. :)

    As a side note, I'm trying to use GeekTool, but it won't work for me. I try to drag a text, image or shell onto the desktop, and it just does the retract animation. All that's on the desktop is a gray box called 'properties', and inside is says 'GeekTool settings'. Anyone know what's going on?
  2. MacRenegade macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2008
    The screenshots you posted is not of the 2D dock.
    Try this command in the Terminal:
    defaults write no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock

    You can remove the borders from the 2D dock, they are the files bottom1.png to bottom5.png in /System/CoreServices/ However the translucent background will still be there. It's probably located in the SArtFile.bin or Extras2.rsrc file. At worst it's been hardcoded.

    In any case you should definitely consult the guys over at They can help you with all your dock customization needs.

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