Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by eyebeaz, May 12, 2007.

  1. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2006
    I was just curious what the main differences were between the applications Deeper and Onyx? Onyx seems to be the same thing, with a few more features. Is there something that Deeper can do, that Onyx can't?

    Also one more random question.. does Transparent Dock work on OS X 10.4.9, and does it allow you to change the color like Cleardock?
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Deeper and OnyX are two different utilities with two different purposes:

    Deeper is intended to enable certain hidden functions in various MacOS X system apps and utilities.

    OnyX is a maintenance utility which places a MacOS X GUI on standard Unix utilities.
  3. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    I've neever found much of a use for Deeper, but every so often when my computer starts so slow down, i'll tun Onyx and it will go back to the original speed.
  4. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    Just FYI, Transparant Dock doesn't work on intel machines, and from their website, it doesn't look like it's compatible with 10.4.9 (only 10.4.8). I'm not sure about the colors thing because it's been so long since I used TD, but I think you can change colors.
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Mmm, yes and no. Onyx actually does have both feature sets. If you look at Titanium's website, it seems that at some point they continued with Onyx and then also created two separate apps -- Deeper and Maintenance, that seem to each do one aspect of what Onyx does, and not the other. They don't really seem to explain why they're maintaining all three.
  6. drking macrumors newbie


    Sep 9, 2009
    Maintenance, Onyx, Deeper

    I downloaded Titanium's Maintenance app yesterday as a last ditch effort to try out, before reinstalling the disk. I was having numerous problems such as the dock disappeared, Applications folder contents gone/empty, computer freezing up, programs crashing, etc. (Repairing disk permissions via the disk utility hadn't worked this time.)

    This app worked extremely well and restored everything back the way it was, so I didn't have to reinstall anything. Everything now works smoothly and actually better than it did before.

    drking :apple:

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