Icon only dock?

After G

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Sorry to jack the thread, but I have the opposite question. Is there any way to make the icons or the text on the Dock not show up, even when the applications are running? I still want the gray bar to be there, though.
 

MacDawg

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Yes, I believe you can set that in your preferences, but I'm not in front of my Mac right now. Stupid Windows machine! :eek:

It's probably in your Dock preferences, or in your account prefs


Woof, Woof – Dawg
 

Diatribe

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MacDawg said:
Yes, I believe you can set that in your preferences, but I'm not in front of my Mac right now. Stupid Windows machine! :eek:

It's probably in your Dock preferences, or in your account prefs


Woof, Woof – Dawg
That'd be news to me. :p

Anyway, there is one called cleardock and another one, just look on versiontracker.com as suggested. Me personally, I'd stay away from those haxxies as far as I could. Had nothing but troubles with it, messing up my fonts etc. But do as you please.
 

notjustjay

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After G said:
Sorry to jack the thread, but I have the opposite question. Is there any way to make the icons or the text on the Dock not show up, even when the applications are running? I still want the gray bar to be there, though.
What would the purpose be of a blank grey dock?

(Just trying to understand your request)
 

Plymouthbreezer

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Diatribe said:
That'd be news to me. :p

Anyway, there is one called cleardock and another one, just look on versiontracker.com as suggested. Me personally, I'd stay away from those haxxies as far as I could. Had nothing but troubles with it, messing up my fonts etc. But do as you please.
Yeah, it's only ajustable in 3rd party apps.

I've been using Cleardock and Transparent Dock for a few months now, and both have been fine ('cept a Tiger update broke one... I forget witch).
 

Diatribe

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Plymouthbreezer said:
Yeah, it's only ajustable in 3rd party apps.

I've been using Cleardock and Transparent Dock for a few months now, and both have been fine ('cept a Tiger update broke one... I forget witch).
I guess I was just unlucky but it messed up my entire fonts system-wide to the point where only a reinstall helped. That's why I stay clear of those hacks now.
 

neocell

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BenWakin said:
Is there a way to have only icons and not the grey part of the dock in the dock?
If you want to use an app to make your dock clear I strongly suggest using ClearDock over Transparent Dock. I started with TD and it corrupted my dock completely that I couldn't launch apps and couldn't modify the colours, background etc (had to reinstall from backup, not cool). Now using ClearDock and no problems. ClearDock apparently doesn't change the original system files but runs on top, so it can be more performance heavy than TD, but I haven't noticed it running at all.

Bottom line: ClearDock
 

20rogersc

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After G said:
Sorry to jack the thread, but I have the opposite question. Is there any way to make the icons or the text on the Dock not show up, even when the applications are running? I still want the gray bar to be there, though.
I'm not sure that I understand exactly what you mean, but this is what I'd do:
  1. Take a screenshot of your desktop, and put it into an editor
  2. Where the dock is, select the area and fill it grey
  3. Set this as your desktop picture
  4. Turn 'Automatically Hide/Show Dock' On
Hope this helps

::20ROGERSC::
 

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