Get OS X Mavericks Dock For Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by GeorgeChar, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. GeorgeChar, Sep 8, 2014
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    GeorgeChar macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone, When OS X Yosemite was released i thought that it was great except for one thing… The Dock

    So I started searching for ways to make the Yosemite Dock look like the one from Mavericks
    After Searching the web i didn’t find a way so i had to improvise. I used C Dock but that was nothing like the reflecting aluminum dock of Mavericks!

    I wanted the whole thing so i started searching the System and found a way to do it.

    After my Success i felt like all the people who dislike the OS X Yosemite 2D dock should know about this.

    Here Are The Results

    My OS X Mavericks
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    My OS X Yosemite (In Parallels 10)
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    Step 1
    Go to Finder in Menubar and Click Finder->Preferences->Hard Disks This will Reveal the Macintosh HD in your Desktop

    Step 2
    Click Macintosh HD->System->Library->CoreServices->Dock.app

    Step 3
    Copy the Dock.app into a USB

    Step 4
    Shut Down Mavericks and Boot Yosemite on your Mac and then insert the USB

    Step 5
    Now in Yosemite, Go through Step 1 and then Step 2

    Step 6
    Copy the Dock.app from Yosemite’s System Library and paste it to the Desktop and name it something like Dock.app.orig So that you’ll have a copy of the original just in case.

    Step 7
    Open Terminal and Type

    cd /System/Library/CoreServices 
sudo mv Dock.app Dock.app.orig 
killall Dock

    Technically this will Rename the Dock.app into Dock.app.orig So the System won’t recognize it and it will keep the Dock Application from Reopening

    Step 8
    Now in Yosemite’s System delete Dock.app.orig (Attention! There MUST be a Copy of this In Desktop just in case as we said in Step 6)
    And then, Replace it with the Dock.app from the USB (The one we got from Mavericks)


    Now Since there is a Dock.app the Dock will automatically open revealing the Mavericks Dock in Yosemite! Enjoy!
     
  2. airlied macrumors regular

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    Does it change the mission control as well? I hate how 2D dock looks but I quite like the new Mission control in Yosemite. So if this changes I'll pass.
     
  3. GeorgeChar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No it doesn't change Mission Control since its a standalone app.It only Replaces the Dock app of Yosemite with the One from Mavericks

    PS I suppose if anyone would like to do the same trick with Mission Control, Launchpad or even Finder it would be possible.(I actually tried doing that with Finder and it worked)

    Also you can do the same process in reverse if you want to restore the Dock to the Yosemite one.
     
  4. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    Actually Dock.app handles a lot more than just the Dock. The Mission Control app in /Applications is just a trigger to open it. It doesn't actually contain the service.

    I can see this becoming a huge issue with certain system services like Mission Control, Dashboard, not to mention future updates that modify Dock.app. Chances are you'll installation will go corrupt and now being able to login properly anymore.
     
  5. NicoxDJ macrumors newbie

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    Hey GeorgeChar!

    I replace it with other way.
    Just put the Mac in Recovery mode, and replace it via Terminal.

    However, i try and your way too...
    BUT... i don't have background of the dock :/

    Do you know what can be the problem with the background?
     
  6. vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    defaults write com.apple.dock hide-mirror -bool true;killall Dock
     
  7. NicoxDJ macrumors newbie

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    It works! Thanks!
    But i noticed right now, that my Trackpad gestures are not working :(
     
  8. jlrathke, Nov 22, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014

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    I want to do this, but I don't have the core services folder on my macbook with Yosemite....???

    Jerry

    Edit: Found it.....
     
  9. Traverse macrumors 604

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    Exactly. Changing a few PNG files for an app icon is one thing, but swapping out an entire core system program seems like it asking for trouble. I just want my computer to work.
     
  10. vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    You're welcome.

    However unfortunately, trackpad gesture simply don't work under 10.10 with the legacy Dock.app. You can try BetterTouchTool, use keyboard shortcuts or assign hot corners to duplicate some of those gestures.

    If you need to use the gesture and 3D dock, the native Dock.app + cDock.app is the way to go.
     
  11. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Thanks a lot for this workaround! The Dock is awful in Yosemite, but with your solution it can be the "old" one. It was really helpful and useful.
     
  12. PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

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    Despite the positive appraisal by some users, the whole notion of getting a Mavericks-like Dock in Yosemite by copying the Dock.app from Mavericks on top of the Yosemite one is probably a VERY BAD idea. I might be wrong, but Mavericks didn't have Handoff, and the Dock is definitely involved in Handoff. More likely than not, when Yosemite tries to tell the Dock to display the iOS active application that has a counterpart in Yosemite (for instance, Safari, Mail or Messages), the Mavericks Dock will either freak out or not work at all. Very, very, very BAD idea.

    Naturally, if you don't have any iOS devices, this would be irrelevant for you, but it seems to me you are crippling OS X by doing this.
     
  13. NicoxDJ macrumors newbie

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    Yea... i feel so bad for Steve Jobs... Everything after his death is becoming a ****! I'm totally disappointed from my new MacBook Pro Retina too :/
     
  14. dinepada, Nov 23, 2014
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    does anyone has the dock file, i don't have a mavericks installation
     
  15. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Unless I'm missing something here, there is a much easier solution for changing the Dock in Yosemite.
    cdock a free application handles all the heavy lifting for you, plus it has several other features such as colored Finder sidbar icons etc.
     
  16. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    Using an old version of a system application could cause all kinds of compatibility issues. I wouldn't be surprised if this could cause system crashes or other serious errors. I recommend using the cDock method.
     
  17. Azygos85 macrumors member

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    I did this and the gestures don't work. They are tied into the Dock. When I updated Yosemite to 10.10.1, the gestures came back with Yosemite's stock 2D dock. I still went back to the Mavericks Dock though. Maybe I'll restore the Dock and try cDock.
     
  18. RETRiviX macrumors newbie

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  19. jan.willem98 macrumors newbie

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    I did that but my dock doesn't work how it should be... I mean i don't have the background. Can anyone help please?
     
  20. jan.willem98 macrumors newbie

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    I have one problem... i don't have the background of the Maverick dock...
     
  21. Musicmikeymmm macrumors newbie

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  22. Musicmikeymmm macrumors newbie

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    Can it be used on el capitan too?
     
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  24. Musicmikeymmm macrumors newbie

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    Yes but the 3d dock looks better
     
  25. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds so pretentious, now if I could just get windows10 looking like windows7 then I'd be happy!!
     

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