DockMod for 10.9 is currently in beta testing.

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Giant Speck, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Giant Speck macrumors newbie

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    I sent a message to Spyresoft yesterday asking if an update was being prepared for DockMod to include support for Mavericks, and instead of contacting me back directly, they added this to their home page:

    Unfortunately, the company doesn't seem to have any sort of social media presence besides a once-only-used Twitter account, so I don't think we'll have an ETA any time soon.

    I hope this helps anyone else who was curious as to whether it would ever be compatible with Mavericks.
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 601

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    cool...am....holding....my...breath.... :D thanx4posting!
     
  3. madmacfan macrumors 6502

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    Thats good news, Hopefully they release a black only version like they did for ML.
     
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  5. TheBacklash macrumors regular

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    And without the added text to every icon this time...
     
  6. Giant Speck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To be completely honest, I don't remember whether previous versions of DockMod allowed for 2D docks as 1) I didn't use a 2D dock and 2) I already knew that CandyBar could create custom 2D docks.

    Either way, I'm not entirely sure that you can even switch the dock in Mavericks to a 2D dock.
     
  7. viciousx23 macrumors newbie

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    DockMod

    I have a previous simple and working version of the black DockMod (credits to unsanity77) file for OS X Mountain Lion, but can't get it working on Mavericks due to an error in the Dock version. Granted, if anyone could get this edited to the latest version (version 1314 I believe), we might have a shot at getting a black dock back once again! Any coders out there that are willing to give this a shot would be very much appreciated! :D
     

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  8. Giant Speck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are unsanity77's DockMod and spyresoft's DockMod even the same application? I remember using unsanity77's DockMod to change my dock to black, but I also remember that spyresoft's DockMod had a lot more functionality.
     
  9. TheBacklash macrumors regular

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1495519

    Same app.

    Spyresoft.com and dockmod.com are the same site.
     
  10. viciousx23 macrumors newbie

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    Actually, it's not the same app. One is a basic command line prompt that you type in Terminal which will get the job done, while the other is a paid GUI application which has other neat features that not everyone needs. Most people (and myself included for that matter) just want a simple and non-intrusive black dock that I can just run once and forget about having to worry about it or have to change any settings.

    At the end of the day, it's all just a matter of preference and so if someone with coding knowledge could just tweak a line or two and get this working, it'd be fantastic. ;)
     
  11. TheBacklash macrumors regular

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    Made by the SAME person... one led to the other.
    If you read the entire thread i linked, which I bookmarked so very long ago FOR the black dock, you will see the progress of it all.
    It all started with the command, led to the very first dock mod app, which led to the PAID dock mod app, which led to the "trial" version only able to do black dock. (With the added text to every app on the dock)

    It's all the same person.
    Different versions, same guy.

    This guy used the command line from Unsanity to create the Nocturne theme, when Unsanity's app went paid.. many just used the Theme to get the black dock because of the added text on the trial of Dockmod. (Install the theme, turn everything off except the dock)
    http://killaaaron.deviantart.com/art/Nocturne-Theme-For-OS-X-326453358

    Again, different *versions* of the very same app made by the same guy.
     
  12. viciousx23 macrumors newbie

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    And your point being... what exactly? I'm not arguing with you here, just merely giving other people/coders a chance to tweak this little file I uploaded so that MAYBE someone can make it compatible with Mavericks so that we can all enjoy a black dock like before.

    And just FYI, I actually DID read the entire thread. If you happened to read up to page 5 of that link, I had contributed to the thread and posted my reply on February 1st almost 9 months ago. The only reason why I'm posting in THIS thread is that the other thread was closed/locked by an admin, and since I saw the topic was the same (DockMod), felt that it was worth a shot here.

    I don't know what your problem is, but if you aren't here to help, it'd be nice if you just step aside and let other people who may be interested to try to tweak this file so that we may all benefit from it. :cool:
     
  13. TheBacklash macrumors regular

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    Might want to scroll up a bit..

    OP asked:
    Which I explained it IS.

    You disagreed.
    The app you uploaded, is Unsanity's.
    Unsanity77/Spyresoft/DockMod Same person.
     
  14. cubbie5150 macrumors 6502a

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    Huh, forgot about this app, tbh. I paid for it when I was on 10.8.x just to support the dev. All I wanted was the basic black dock, but I quit using it because I found the extra text annoying when used in so-called free mode (meaning, it wasn't free for me). Paid-for/activated apps should get the basic black dock w/out that stupid text.
     
  15. viciousx23 macrumors newbie

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    My point exactly! Finally someone who understands what I'm talking about. The reason I posted the basic black dock file was so that it gets the job done with a simple command line in Terminal. No pretty GUI, no customizations, no step by step instructions that come included with the paid-for app, but at least I don't have to worry about it EVER again once I run it, and there's no text that keeps popping out as most people have complained about in the paid version. And thus, I posted the simple yet working black dock that used to work perfectly in Mountain Lion in hopes that someone can somehow code it to be suitable for Mavericks! :D


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    OP asked:
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    Are unsanity77's DockMod and spyresoft's DockMod even the same application?
    Which I explained it IS.
    
    You disagreed.
    The app you uploaded, is Unsanity's.
    Unsanity77/Spyresoft/DockMod Same person. 
    Actually, if YOU took the time to read my posts, you would realize that I really couldn't care less if they are created by the same person because it doesn't even matter. The fact of the matter is that one is an .app while another is a code that is executed from Terminal. That alone makes it two different things and thus NOT the same application. I didn't want other people to be confused that they were the same .app that you keep insisting on it being, thus clarifying the specifics to people that might not download the code otherwise.

    And so I disagreed with you, big deal. If you like to argue on the forums to soothe your ego, then by all means stand high and mighty on your little throne, but I really don't want to have to keep explaining to you as it's doing absolutely nothing to help others that want a shot at getting a black dock back.

    With that being said, I'm just going to sit back and wait for a coder to work his magic instead of arguing pointlessly with you. :rolleyes:
     
  16. TheBacklash macrumors regular

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    You continue to FAIL to understand I was ONLY responding to the OP who asked the question.

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    Are unsanity77's DockMod and spyresoft's DockMod even the same application? I remember using unsanity77's DockMod to change my dock to black, but I also remember that spyresoft's DockMod had a lot more functionality.
    YOU brought the BS.

    You also forget that the first DockMod app was nothing more than a simple running of the script that people were having a problem with.
     
  17. viciousx23 macrumors newbie

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    What are you, in 5th grade or something? YOU completely fail to understand the point I'm trying to get across. Did you even download the zip file I attached or are you some kind of thread troll just looking to start a random flame war? If you even bothered to check the file I uploaded, you'd know in an instant that it's completely different from the app that YOU failed to differentiate.

    And in regards to your comment about me bringing the BS? You've got to be kidding me. I just pointed out that the simple script which runs in Terminal is different from the ModDock.app that you keep INSISTING on being the same and you get butt-hurt for me pointing that fact out to you. Boo hoo, go cry to mommy.

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    You also forget that the first DockMod app was nothing more than a simple running of the script that people were having a problem with. 
    Well FFS as I've repeated over and over again, obviously it's TWO different things. You proved my point EXACTLY by pointing out that the file I uploaded is a SCRIPT while the one you keep spewing on about is an APP. People were having a problem with the script (myself included) because we aren't nor pretend to be coders of any sort, and thus just looking to see if anyone with experience could just tweak it to get it working on Mavericks.

    With that being said, go flame on you ignorant troll as I'm ignoring all your posts from here on out. You're a nuisance to everyone without trying in any way or form to help, and my patience with you has run out completely. Good riddance. :rolleyes:
     
  18. madmacfan macrumors 6502

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    Plz Don't feed the Troll. I've Downloaded the script file you attached and i'm currently looking through it to see if i could possibly modify it to work on mavericks. Cannot guarantee anything though, but will give it a shot and report back with how i get on.
     
  19. TheBacklash macrumors regular

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    Still not reading what I wrote.

    Still not reading the Thread I linked.

    The script is DEAD. won't work, it was a solution for a few. (Read the thread and you'll see why, Script is MISSING something that not everyone has... hmmm. Maybe thats why the script works for a few people and not everyone....)

    If you read the thread, you'll see WHY the app was created.

    Call me a Troll, I don't care. Some people refuse to READ/RESEARCH on their own.
     
  20. fisherking macrumors 601

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    beta is up on their site, just downloaded it...
    a bit finicky; "apply" did not work for me, i had to disable then re-enable the app (in it's menubar settings).

    can i make the dock transparent? hmmm...anyway, worth checking out.

    dockmod
     
  21. madmacfan macrumors 6502

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    ARRGH!!! I see they still have not removed the free mode text on the Black only option.
     
  22. TiBook550 macrumors member

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    Awesome! Thanks for the tip. Finally got my black dock back!
     

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  23. GY! Mac Emperor macrumors newbie

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    Success over here, too. Applying the theme and then Enabling DockMod from the menu bar did the trick. So, so much better. But now I, too, am wondering if it's possible to have a completely transparent dock.
     
  24. fisherking macrumors 601

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    THAT is what i want (and miss, from about 10.4 thru 10.8...) :(
     
  25. GY! Mac Emperor macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to choose my battles and take my victories in stride, since I'm pretty content with having my dark dock and theme back... but, in theory: what would happen if you saved a completely transparent PNG, and used it as the dock background?
     

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