Dock Customization

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by McBgnr, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. McBgnr macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2009
    In the Dock Preferences a number of options are provided by the system to customize the appearance of the Dock.

    Is it possible to customize the Dock through a Cocoa Application... in the net I was able to find some scripts which could customize the dock.

    Now I am wondering how this can be done in a Cocoa application?
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    I have OnyX, which has several Dock customisation options. For one, it allows you to use the black Dock that you can normally only use on the sides of the screen at the bottom of the screen (which I use instead of that horrible looking glass shelf Dock). It also lets you show only running apps, can add in a separator between apps you have placed on the Dock and ones you are running that you do not have placed on the Dock, and also has an extra effect for when you minimise apps.
  3. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2005
    CandyBar can totally replace the graphics of the dock, if this is what you mean?
  4. McBgnr thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2009
    Cool... I will have a look at those third party apps.

    I am interested in making my own app which could customize the Dock. Any pointers will be helpfull.

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