How can I create a "changing" and "dynamic" dock icon?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zen Desk Pro, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Zen Desk Pro macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Chicago, Illinois
    Hey guys,

    So I'd like to create a Mac OS X dock icon that basically allows for a "dynamic change" when the status of the application updates.

    Is there anyway I can customize the dock icon in order to change if and when:

    - The application is closed/open


    - The application has a new notification/all notifications have been checked?

    My primary goal is to get the icon to change images (for example, closed book, open book, etc.) when the application has new notifications that haven't been checked.

    Is there a way to do this? I'm thinking there must be a way since the trashbin icon is dynamic. But there is a folder located somewhere in Finder that allows a user to do this as opposed to the standard copy/paste under "get info" in an application.

    Can someone help me accomplish this?

  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Short of being able to rewrite the code I think you are out of luck.

    All dock icons show when they are active with the little "light" underneath and many indicate when an update etc is available but these are all built into the code not part of a settings selection.

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