Skin a Dock 1.0b


irmongoose

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Well I saw the ratings at VersionTracker by the people who actaully managed to download it... and it doesn't sound that good. Seems as if it causes major conflicts with Mail, iChat, Candybar.... looks like it's caused by the APE framework... so.. guess we'll have to wait for a new version.




irmongoose
 

DavisBAnimal

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Jul 17, 2002
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I just downloaded and installed it - pretty cool stuff. I right now have skinned my dock to be covered in frost - looks pretty cool with that Sno appplication that was mentioned above.

My one complaint with the Skin a Dock is that those visual dock cues - at least the ones in Adium, that let you know who has IMed you, who has just signed on, etc. - don't show up when the icon is skinned.

Oh well.

Davis
 

mac15

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Dec 29, 2001
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make sure, you turn off Transparent dock before doing this, it stuffed my ssytem bad, I needed to reinstall........and it makes my dock look like a-dock for OS9
 

G4scott

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Jan 9, 2002
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well, this program is still beta, and it is a haxie, so I didn't expect it to work all of the time, but for what it does, it's cool. I've never seen a program that could skin the dock like that before. I don't seem to be having any major problems, just some weird looking dock stuff, but nothing too bad...
 

Beej

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Jan 6, 2002
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Buffy's bedroom
Looks cool. How does it handle docks on the side? I keep mine on the right. Does it turn the grass sideways or just have tufts of grass under each icon?
 

G4scott

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Jan 9, 2002
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it turns all of the icons sideways, depending on which side of the screen it's on. The only thing that doesn't look so nice is when you have magnification on... It doesn't magnify smoothly, but I don't think there's any way to truly do that.

Unfortunately, though, I think this program may have done something weird to my beloved iBook...
 

scem0

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Jul 16, 2002
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back in NYC!
I looks really cool, but if it messes up computer then I'm not going
to dl it. I like the fire one. I have the perfect background to go
along with it too.... :eek: time to wait patiently ;) .
 

4409723

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Jun 22, 2001
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Originally posted by G4scott
it turns all of the icons sideways, depending on which side of the screen it's on. The only thing that doesn't look so nice is when you have magnification on... It doesn't magnify smoothly, but I don't think there's any way to truly do that.

Unfortunately, though, I think this program may have done something weird to my beloved iBook...
Hehe I can tell it's beta. On my mac it doesn't rotate to fit my left-aligned dock. Also for some reason it rotated some of my icons. But still looks good for when it's final release.
 

mnkeybsness

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Jun 25, 2001
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i still haven't been able to even get it to skin..i've turned everything related to changing the dock off and it still doesn't work...i tell it to apply the "skin" and i get the spinning beachball forever...nothing happens at all