Disabling Dock Mirror Effect?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eleven7, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. eleven7 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I managed to make my dock invisible by deleting the appropriate png files from System/Library/CoreServices/Dock package and love the new look, but I still have one little problem.

    While the dock might be invisible, when I have an app which takes up a large area of my screen which means the bottom sits close to the top of the dock,(e.g. Safari/iTunes) an ugly reflection is seen in the dock. (see left pic)

    Is there anyway to disable this mirroring/reflection effect? At the moment I just resize the windows to sit further above the dock and decreased the dock size, but since screen space on a 13.3 Macbook is limited as it is, I would prefer to get rid of the mirror effect all together and go back to having my app windows sitting hard against the dock.
     

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can make it the 2D dock by typing this into Terminal ...

    Code:
    $ defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock
     

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  3. eleven7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah thanks, that was my first stop, but it's not quite what I was after. I still want the 3D dock, I just don't want that mirroring effect if it's possible
     
  4. eleven7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually, on second thoughts, you could be on to something there. Getting rid of the border on the 2D dock would be close enough to what I was trying to achieve. Will give it a go now :)
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think it is possible to disable just the mirror effect. I'm pretty sure you have to go 2D.
     

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