Dark Mode dock – Is there still a black outline?

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  1. Hog Milanese macrumors regular

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    I don't know if you've ever noticed, but the dark mode dock in Yosemite has a 1 or 2 px thick border around the edge. On lighter wallpaper backgrounds, it looks odd.

    Is that still in place in El Capitan?
     
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    I don't like the Dark Mode Dock that much, but I use it for the sake of the dark menu bar. It's more gray than black and, like you pointed out, has that outline.
     
  4. r3volution11 macrumors member

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    I don't see any border normally. Sometimes there is one but it goes away if I move a window behind it.
     
  5. Naio macrumors member

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    If you feel comfortable, you could modify it to get rid of the black outline:

    The files should be in: System/Library/CoreServices/Dock/Contents/Resources

    I haven't tried myself it, but I think it's the following two files in the location above:

    Code:
    dockbackgrounddark.png
    dockbackgrounddark@2x.png
     
  6. r3volution11 macrumors member

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    Oh I am seeing the border now. It's very faint though and I had to take a snapshot on my retina screen and then look on my iMac: http://dch.link/bo1T
     
  7. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    Not to hijack this thread, but did they make the volume, display brightness, and keyboard backlighting HUDs dark for dark mode in this release, or have they been like this?

    Image: http://i.imgur.com/8Hsieya.png
     
  8. leman macrumors 604

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    Yep, this is unchanged. But thats the problem? It is dark. How would you have wanted it instead?
     
  9. JesperA macrumors 6502a

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    I am borrowing this thread a little. Is it possible to turn on the dark mode for the dock only? Without also turning the top menu dark too?
     
  10. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    https://github.com/b3ll/DarkDock

    Except you need to use the original SIMBL and not EasySIMBL.
     
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  12. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    If you edit the code yes.
     
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    Would you please tell me how? Thank You.
     
  14. KALLT macrumors 601

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    It definitely looks different. In Yosemite they just use white or black for the symbols and text that lie on top of translucent components, but your picture shows that they replaced that colour with a vibrancy effect. You can see it all over iOS 8 as well, such as Control Centre and of course in the new Music app too. It looks nicer, in my opinion.
     
  15. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    Here you go, compiled and ready to be dropped in plugins folder.
     

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    Thank You. But one question: What plugins folder? I only found one, in Library>Plug-ins. It only has FCPX FxFactory file inside, nothing about dock. I am unsure what folder you were referring?
     
  17. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    http://www.culater.net/software/SIMBL/SIMBL.php
     
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  20. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    Might need to open script editor and run

    Code:
    try
        tell application "Dock"
            inject SIMBL into Snow Leopard
        end tell
    end try
    
     

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