Modifying the dock

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  1. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    #1
    Is there a way to turn off the reflection of the dock? Since older Macs that run OS X Leopard don't have core animation enabled graphics cards there is no reflection in the dock, which leads me to believe it can be turned off. I've spent all afternoon messing with my dock plist file and I have yet to figure out a way to turn off the dock's reflection.


    If anyone has any ideas or knows how to turn off the reflection that would be a great help!

    Thanks!
     
  2. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Did you even try to do a search here or on Google???????

    Enter this command in Terminal:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock
    S-
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks for the help, but that's not at all what I'm looking for. That terminal code is well known and has been used by many who don't like the current Leopard dock. However, it doesn't do what I'm asking. I'm looking for a terminal command or some tool I can use that turns off the dock's reflection not one to change it to the 2D dock.

    I want the current Leopard dock, without any reflection to it. So it looks the exact same as the regular dock, but doesn't reflect the icons or windows.
     
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  6. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

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    Both of those things are only for changing the dock backgrounds.

    I'm just looking for a way to make my dock completely invisible against any background. If that's not possible I'd settle for a way to make it completely invisible against a black background.
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

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    Because that's the look I'm going for. Does anyone at least know how to get rid of the white border on the 2D dock?
     
  8. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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  9. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

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    Actually that took you a day to find. :rolleyes:

    But thanks for the attitude. I got what I wanted now and you got to feel superior for a minute.

    And that's not at all what I was looking for, but I'll settle for it.

    However, I know there is a way to turn the transparency off. Whether someone has figured it out or not I can't figure out how to do it.
     
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  11. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Yes, once in 2-D dock, go to your Dock application, open package contents go to Resources. There find 5 files that start with "Bottom" and remove.

    However, there are glitches if you use Dock Expose.

    AS ALWAYS: remember to backup all important files such as the DOCK.
     
  12. josh55102 macrumors newbie

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    can someone please tell me how to remove the white border from the 2d dock? thanks in advance.
     
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