Old (10.5) Exposé in Snow Leopard [Solution]

miknos

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I decided to start a new thread to make it easy to find.

Here you'll find instructions to change/fix Snow Leopard Exposé to relative sizes (just like 10.5) and runs smoother.




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Instructions:

1 - Download the fixed Dock.app HERE. Extract to Desktop.

2 - Create a new folder in desktop called OldDock.

3 - Open terminal and (changing username) type:

sudo chown -R root /Users/USER/Desktop/Dock.app
type your password if necessary

sudo chgrp -R wheel /Users/USER/Desktop/Dock.app

Now copy/paste everything. Don't forget to change to your username:
sudo killall Dock && \
sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app /Users/USER/Desktop/OldDock/ && \
sudo mv /Users/USER/Desktop/Dock.app /System/Library/CoreServices/


Restart and Enjoy!
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To revert, just put the dock.app inside OldDock folder in Desktop and repeat everything.

Thanks to Hamis92 for figure it out.
Thanks to klaxamazoo for sending me the Snow Leopard Beta Dock.app.
Thanks to deltaiscain for providing the updated (A380) dock.app.
 

kolax

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Can you confirm (as said in the other thread) that if you have any windows minimised and go into Expose, it'll switch back to the SL expose?
 

kolax

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Brilliant...!

I actually forgot how good Expose is - feels weird to be able to use it properly again.
 

miknos

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Brilliant...!

I actually forgot how good Expose is - feels weird to be able to use it properly again.
Same came to my mind. Many times I thought about installing 10.5 back just because of exposé.

I noticed the transition is faster and smoother.:)
 

lionheartednyhc

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I decided to start a new thread to make it easy to find.

Here you'll find instructions to change/fix Snow Leopard Exposé to relative sizes (just like 10.5) and runs smoother.




======================================
Instructions:

1 - Download the fixed Dock.app HERE. Extract to Desktop.

2 - Create a new folder in desktop called OldDock.

3 - Open terminal and (changing username) type:

sudo chown -R root /Users/USER/Desktop/Dock.app
type your password if necessary

sudo chgrp -R wheel /Users/USER/Desktop/Dock.app

Now copy/paste everything. Don't forget to change to your username:
sudo killall Dock && \
sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app /Users/USER/Desktop/OldDock/ && \
sudo mv /Users/USER/Desktop/Dock.app /System/Library/CoreServices/


Restart and Enjoy!
======================================

To revert, just put the dock.app inside OldDock folder in Desktop and repeat everything.

Thanks to klaxamazoo for sending me the Snow Leopard Beta Dock.app.
Thanks to deltaiscain for providing the updated (A380) dock.app.
What is the default password? I have not done a sudo command before..
 

klaxamazoo

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Sep 8, 2006
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I decided to start a new thread to make it easy to find.

Here you'll find instructions to change/fix Snow Leopard Exposé to relative sizes (just like 10.5) and runs smoother.


To revert, just put the dock.app inside OldDock folder in Desktop and repeat everything.

Thanks to klaxamazoo for sending me the Snow Leopard Beta Dock.app.
Thanks to deltaiscain for providing the updated (A380) dock.app.
Miknos, thanks for putting together a concise solution.

Also, special thanks to hamis92 for figuring out the solution in the first place.

It is really amazing to realize how little I used the Snow Leopard Expose.
 

simewich

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Aug 6, 2009
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This is awesome news!

but does this revert the way stacks work to 10.5 too? because that would kinda suck.
 

MacManiac76

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This is pretty cool to know it's possible to revert back. Maybe now I may upgrade to Snow Leopard. Other than Expose' the only other thing keeping me from upgrading is an update to WindowShadeX. I rely on it way too much and refuse to live without it. There's a post on the blog on Unsanity's website that they have an internal beta that is being worked on. It's been 6 months already, maybe after a year they will get it together. :rolleyes:
 

MacManiac76

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:eek:

You shouldn't have needed to touch the root account! :confused:
The sudo command requires either the password of an admin account, or the root account. I'm assuming the logged in account was a standard account and that's why the issue arose. You can actually enable the root account and set its password in System Preferences. To do so I'm pretty sure you would need to have an admin account already so setting up the root account would have been pointless in this case.
 

miknos

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- You can't use application exposé:

I use up-left corner for it. It's faster than clicking and holding and icon.


- Stack issues (scrolling for i.e):
Inside Dock.app most files are png images and a few other files. I don't think those (few) files are difficult to edit. Maybe with some little programming knowledge? They're only a few hundred KB.


BTW, I changed the default dock (visually). It's a little darker and it's easier to know which app is open. Hope you guys don't mind.
 

Miharu

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Thank you so much! The Dock itself even looks much better now! Apple should hire you...

But I'm afraid instead they will make this "hack" unable to work in 10.6.3...
 

miknos

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Thank you so much! The Dock itself even looks much better now! Apple should hire you...

But I'm afraid instead they will make this "hack" unable to work in 10.6.3...
Nice to know you like the dock design.

It depends of what will be updated in 10.6.3 but in case they update the dock, you can repeat the "hack" to revert exposé to 10.5 state.
 
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