Smoked Glass Dock Installer

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  1. Transeau macrumors 6502a

    Transeau

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    For those that aren't comfortable with the terminal, I've created an installer for both the Smoked Glass Dock and the Default Leopard Dock.

    Just mount and install the one that you want.

    DockChanger1.1.dmg
    If you repost this, please at least give me credit.
     
  2. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    A screenshot of what the finished dock looked like would be nice.

    Thanks for making an installer though. Will make it easy for those who don't want to deal with the terminal.


    Just gave it a try and the Smoked Glass one seemed to keep the front edge of the default dock.
     
  3. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

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    Very nice installer.. sure saved me a lot of time with terminal and copying files.

    I dont know if you ever make tutorials, but this little app would make a nice little intro into osx programming/installers etc..
     
  4. hankolerd macrumors 6502

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    the smoked glass is very reflective, looks more like a mirror than smoked glass, but thats fine, still pretty cool. I think I will stay with the default for now, since I have a black background, but I will be hanging onto the installer for now.:apple:
     
  5. jepaz macrumors regular

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    That means the "frontline.png" was not replaced.
     
  6. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Looks like more than just the very edge frontline. Seems like the line where the dots light up is still that frosty default dock.

    Don't know. I just tried the installer and that was what I got. Went back to what I had installed.



    Ahhhhhh......

    Figured it out. The very front edge is more reflective then the back of the dock. It was reflecting the white from the forums :D
     
  7. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to try out this dock, but if I don't like it, how do I uninstall it? Will it mess with any of the system settings (i.e. cleardock) and cause problems?

    thanks.
     
  8. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    there was never any need of terminal. But installers are always good. maybe you can make it so that people can import there own images or apply standard effects. In preview you can adjust the image with the sliders, maybe you can let people do that with their dock. just a thought, and id congratulate you if you could do that!
     
  9. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

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    As far as I understand it, the smoked glass installer replaces 4 .png resource files and restarts the dock. Its not a running hack or anything. Theres also an installer to put the original .pngs back so should be pretty safe.
     
  10. joshysquashy macrumors 6502a

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    I installed this and did not like the "silver" bit going 1/3 of the way up, so installed the default again, but the "silver bit hasn't gone! I have tried killall Dock, but it is still there!

    What file do I need to replace? I have another mac with Leopard I can copy from.

    Its not a silver bit, its the reflection of the window above it!! Silly me! it just shows up more on the black glossy dock. Too much I say.
     

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  11. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    The installer is nice. Any chance of getting a frosted glass (like the default 3d dock) for the 2D dock? I am not a fan of the black look.
     
  12. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    thanks. Can anyone who has installed this provide a screen shot?
     
  13. roland.g macrumors 603

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    if you roll up a dollar bill you can snort some Leopard pixel dust off your smoked glass dock :D
     
  14. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

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    Doh!, lol.. i did the same thing... was thinking that grey stripe looked silly until i realised it was a reflection of the window!
     
  15. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

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    Here you go...
     

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  16. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    Can you correct the installer so that it replaces the "frontline.png" also? The white strip at the bottom is really annoying, but everything is awesome. Thanks for the installer!!
     
  17. Transeau thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    "correct" is a matter of opinion :)

    I'll make an addition package for those that done like the front line.
     
  18. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Come now, it's obvious you forgot to change the frontline image. I did the same thing when first using DarkDock.
     
  19. Slip macrumors 6502a

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    What BG image is that that you're using, it looks ace
    </off topic>
     
  20. billabong macrumors 6502

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    Yeah what is your wallpaper?
     
  21. Transeau thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    updated... New installer. I have some bugs with the installer, but it works.
     
  22. Transeau thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No need to be an ass.
    I left it out, as I like the light line in front.
     
  23. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of bugs should we be worried about?
     
  24. Lartymarf macrumors regular

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    THAT... is TOTALLY BADAZZ!!!!! Dang!
     
  25. chris y. macrumors regular

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    Thanks a lot for this.

    *edit* Wow i just downloaded the pack with the smoked s-curve. Really awesome stuff I dont think Im ever going back to my old dock now.
     

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