Left hand style Dock but..

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  1. wfoster macrumors 6502a

    wfoster

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have seen some desktops with their bottom dock but in the style of the left dock. I'm desperately looking for the left hand style dock on the bottom. Can anyone help me please? I have CandyBar but it is only the trial.

    Kind Regards,
    Wesley.
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Type this into the Terminal:

    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -bool 'YES'

    hit enter, then restart the Dock by typing in:

    killall Dock

    and hit enter again.
     
  3. wfoster thread starter macrumors 6502a

    wfoster

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    #3
    Dude, your awesome.

    I really appreciate it.

    Kind Regards,
    Wesley.
     
  4. Spares macrumors member

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    alright call me an idiot but i decided to try this for fun before asking if its reversible... anyone wanna hazard a guess at how to go back to normal:rolleyes: god im an idiot
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    I'm guessing that since this

    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -bool 'YES'

    makes it old-style, that this

    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -bool 'NO'

    makes it back to normal.

    But that's entirely a guess.
     
  6. Spares macrumors member

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    since im on a roll of trying things without knowing the result ill give it a shot

    ... no dice on that got an error... i probably should be careful before really trying too much
     
  7. thevibesman macrumors regular

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    You must have made a typo, Tallest Skil's guess is correct (since it was a while since I messed with Dock styles, I did double check and it works).
     
  8. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    defaults delete com.apple.dock no-glass


    ^Should work as well. I'm pretty sure if the Dock doesn't see the no-glass key, and is on the bottom, it will always start 3D.
     
  9. Spares macrumors member

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    Gotcha this did er for me, thanks haha
     
  10. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    I know you've fixed it, but Tallest Skill was the one who made the typo. ;) This is actually how it goes:

    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean NO

    killall Dock

    (it's -boolean not -bool) :)
     
  11. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Cool, I've been looking for a way to change the 3D dock without additional software hacks. Kudos to J. Ninja. :)
     
  12. dmiller macrumors member

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    Check out 'Secrets' http://secrets.blacktree.com/
    You can download the source code and it puts a pref pane in you System Preferences. You can change the dock from 3D to 2D black and move it to the left right or middle as well as other terminal commands in a GUI.
     
  13. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the link, gonna try it now. didn't fancy messing around in terminal
     

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