How to turn the Dock Transparent in Mavericks?

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  1. surfbr macrumors newbie

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    How to turn the Dock Transparent in Mavericks?
     
  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    it's been removed since mountain lion hasn't it? I prefer it that way anyway
     
  3. Mumford macrumors regular

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    You prefer transparent or you prefer transparency removed?

    Regardless, why not both? A simple opacity slider would be all that's needed to please everyone. I usually go with a dark desktop background, and the blaring bright dock bothers me.
     
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  5. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    It's now drawn with software instead of image files, so there is no easy way of modding the dock just yet. It's more of a translucent reflection with full opacity now.
     
  6. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, I miss Transdock. Not thrilled with the gray block on my monitor. Hopefully someone will relieve this soon.
     
  7. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    I prefer the mountain lion dock (and now mavericks) but I wouldn't mind an option to turn it on of course. (That won't happen though)

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    No transparency in Windows 8 either. That's why I'm staying in W7
     
  8. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

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    What, no TransDock?

    No TransDock? :eek:

    Were it to become available for Mavericks, I would gladly spring for the (nominal) shareware cost.
     
  9. Yaboze macrumors 6502a

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    Can you still flatten the dock in Mavericks? You could make it 2D and stay at the bottom in 10.8.x.
     
  10. Mumford macrumors regular

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    The Mountain Lion dock is transparent when it's on the left or right. That's what's lost moving to Mavericks.
     
  11. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Unfortunately not.
     
  12. fisherking macrumors 601

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    i wish i understood why apple, with it's 'hip' image, is SO adamant that all our apple devices (macs, ipads, iPhones), HAVE to look the same.

    why can't we have some customization? we've bought our computers, we OWN them...why can't i have a black menubar (i do, btw), or a transparent dock?

    or 5 icons across a screen (the ipad looks ridiculous as it is).

    just...frustrating. with each new OS, i find ways to modify the GUI to my liking.
    hope that mavericks won't make that impossible...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    Oh I didn't know that. I just saw what it looks like, indeed it would need some transparency but I prefer having a bottom dock so it's no big deal to me.
     
  14. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Do you guys do things with your devices, or just things to your devices? :confused:

    These changes are so subtle that people who use these for work would have never noticed.
     
  15. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    They aren't subtle. One of the reasons I prefer the ML 2D dock is that the open app indicator is much easier to read against a black background, making it...easier for work.
     
  16. fisherking macrumors 601

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    i spend most of each day at my mac; if i have to look at ANYTHING that much...i'd like it to look the way i want (just ask my GF... :D )
     
  17. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    That's understandable... but at the same time, Macs want you to work, they don't want you to work on managing open/closing apps to optimize memory, etc. I'm not saying the dock changes were to stop you from doing that, but if you're clicking on the dock to get to the programs, it shouldn't matter if they're already open or not.

    With that said, I do agree a darker dock would make the indicator easier to read.
     
  18. felo500 macrumors newbie

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    hey, fisherking, just wondering where you got the desktop background pic from.
    thanks
     
  19. fisherking macrumors 601

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    LOL, it's a seriously-overstretched iPhone background. PM me if u want it...
     
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    Is there a way to lock the Dock so that moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen doesn't cause the Dock to appear?
     
  22. fisherking macrumors 601

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    that's an interesting question...

    i haven't used the dock since 10.4. i keep it locked away, and have other ways of accessing things (launchpad, the app switcher, mailunreadmenu in the menubar)...

    i've always hated the dock (at least, on a 13" mbp).
    i use this...but it's not for everyone...

    i have a key command (control-option-command-D) to lock & unlock it)...
     
  23. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    I think another way you could do it is to set the delay of showing the dock to some huge number using the terminal.
     
  24. fisherking macrumors 601

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    that's been true...but reported to not work in mavericks. can someone TRY 'dock gone' in mavericks? (am still on ML). one benefit of this app...control. i can unhide the dock (ie if i want to check the files in the trash)...
     
  25. Morgenland macrumors regular

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    Transparency with Terminal...

    defaults write com.apple.dock hide-mirror -bool true;killall Dock
     

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