Placing an image in your dock.....please help.

8thDegreeSavage

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Jun 5, 2002
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I understand you can do this with some apps now, i just have a few questions...if you dont want to alter the left and right pdf what do you use, and if you shrink and image waaaay down to 8x8 pixels(which i believe the dock needs) how does the mac unstretch the thing and make it look correct...i have not expieremented yet as i dont want to dive into terminal unless i know completely what im doing...i have a killer pict i want to use. And because the dock actually tiles the image over and over, i was wondering if you can use a photo...i think i have heard this to be possible...please someone who has done it tell me whats up.


Thanks for any help...
 

szark

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May 14, 2002
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I have never tried this personally, but according to this article at ResExcellence, the image size does not need to be limited to 8x8. They have a link to an example in the article which might help you.
 

Hemingray

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Jan 9, 2002
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Ha ha haaa!
Originally posted by 8thDegreeSavage
Damn even if i enable root user i cannot open the damned pdf's in PS...wtf??!!...i cant even find the dock.app!!!
Hm... probably nothing a little booting into OS 9 can't fix... :D
 

britboy

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Nov 4, 2001
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Originally posted by 8thDegreeSavage
Damn even if i enable root user i cannot open the damned pdf's in PS...wtf??!!...i cant even find the dock.app!!!

You will find that most items in ~/system/library are off-limits. That's done so that even if root user has been enabled, some idiot can't come along and delete or f*ck-up the necessary system files (unlike with windows, where .dll files are the bane of a users life).

As hemingray already suggested, boot into OS 9, and do your dirty work there ;)