Show me your "text" docks

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by hmai18, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. hmai18 macrumors 6502

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    Am thinking about moving to a more minimalist look. I've always liked the docks with three or four letter abbreviations for applications. I wouldn't mind seeing yours, and if you could post what font you're using, that would be fantastic.
     
  2. Melrose Suspended

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    Not sure if this is what you mean, but here's mine... with all the icons I use


    Original Kobhens set
     
  3. munson macrumors 6502

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    That's REALLY cool. How do you go about making the icons text instead of normal icons?
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    It's not too hard, all you have to do is find icons in the form of letters, then select each individual program, and in the info box select the icon and copy the new one over it. Then you're all set. :)
     
  5. munson macrumors 6502

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    Oh. Well that' easy enough. Thanks a bunch!
     
  6. Sethable macrumors regular

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    The link that says "my addon" I assume you did those? if so why is it that the stacks icons do not have transparent backgrounds like the other icons?
    I am trying to use them on my 2d dock and I am having a pretty bad time of it.
     
  7. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I wnt! Lnk pls!
     
  8. Melrose Suspended

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    Weird... here's a shot of how I see them installed (the same icons as bundled in my link above)

    As far as why the transparent backgrounds don't show, it's a puzzle. Do older versions of Mac have trouble with that? I really don't know...
     
  9. Sethable macrumors regular

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    oh. how are you making it so that that icon shows all the time for the stack?

    On my system I just told it to always show the folder icon and then i switched the folder icon.
     
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  11. Sethable macrumors regular

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    hmm I still don't really want to use the icons like that I would rather just change the folders icon and have it stay one way.
    I don't care to see random little images behind the icon showing what is in that folder.
     
  12. Melrose Suspended

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    The benefit of having Drawers is that they icons automatically re-touch so they're always on top, and thus the icon you always see in the Stacks bar. If you just change the icon alone, then it'll change when you add other files with a alphabetically-earlier name or more recent touch date (or however you've got them sorted)
     
  13. Sethable macrumors regular

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    I dont want to see the stuff behind it though I just want it to be the folder icon changed. lol.
    I have done it already its just that the files that I am using from our friend above us. The problem with that is that the backgrounds have black in them instead of being transparent :(
     
  14. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    While these look pretty cool they're not really productive are they? :)
     
  15. Sethable macrumors regular

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    I suppose they are just as productive as other icons?
    I didn't know icons were productive?
     
  16. Emulsion macrumors 6502

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    If anything it's less productive because they all look the same and it takes longer to find what you're looking for.

    Although I don't know what the dock is still around when you can just use spotlight.
     
  17. ill0gical0ne macrumors 6502

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    Reflections Master by ~styrizo

    It actually helps me... For some reason I end up searching more for something if it's a random icon.
     
  18. ill0gical0ne macrumors 6502

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    Right click on the stack, and click "Display as Folder."
     
  19. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I always thought Humans Identify Pictures better than text, Well I do at least.
     
  20. Emulsion macrumors 6502

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    You could make the argument that texts are pictures, but I agree with you. For me It's easier to identify with color.
     
  21. Sethable macrumors regular

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    you didn't really read my posts did you?
    I am saying I want buddies icons with a transparent background so that I can do exactly what you said (which is exactly what I am already doing).

    Currently i get a black background I don't want.
     
  22. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

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    must be a pain in the ass to make a new icon for every new program you download...jeez
     
  23. ill0gical0ne macrumors 6502

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    Interesting... is it an icon file or a png?

    Not really... considering it's only 4 letters, and way easier than trying to find a suitable icon that matches the rest of your set.
     
  24. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

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    It's still more work than anybody else has to do...By anybody I mean the 'normal' people who just use the intended icon lol.
     

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