snow leopard where has this tweak gone!?

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  1. poohat1000 macrumors 6502

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  2. calderone macrumors 68040

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    #2
    The new menus when you right click an app in the dock are there. The stacks are like the image, but you have to put them in grid view mode, right click the stack and select "Grid" under "View content as."

    If you mean the 2D Dock, you can move your dock to the left or right and it will default to the 2D. Otherwise, if you want it at the bottom:

    In terminal:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock
     
  3. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Do you mean how the dock is that dark rectangle as opposed to the glass 'shelf' that the icons are usually on? I know in Leopard I could use OnyX to change it to that, but IIRC OnyX doesn't work with Snow Leopard just yet. There are other apps that can do it, but OnyX is the only one I've ever used.
     
  4. efice32 macrumors 6502

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    As another post said, if you place your dock on the left or right side of the screen, it will look like that picture. Now to get that dock on the bottom, open terminal and type this:

    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -bool 'TRUE'

    then hit enter and type

    killall Dock

    and hit enter again. No 3rd party apps required. If you want to change it back, just repeat the previous steps but replace TRUE with FALSE.
     
  5. donbenjy macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know where this preference is actually found? I looked inside both dock.app and dock.prefPane (as detailed in this article) but can't find where the string is located! I'm trying to find it, because I'm interested in looking for any new hidden preferences?
     
  6. josh55102 macrumors newbie

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    i tried entering the following code in terminal to change to the 2d dock and it doesn't work. any ideas?

    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock
     
  7. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    I'll have to try it on my iMac with SL...it should work because all you are doing with that is writing a "no-glass" boolean option to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist.
     

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  8. josh55102 macrumors newbie

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    i took my macbook to the genius bar at the apple store and he couldn't figure it out either.
     
  9. Greenman85 macrumors regular

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    that's because you copy and pasted two commands together

    type:

    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES

    hit enter then type:

    killall Dock
     
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  11. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Greenman85,

    You don't know what you are talking about. Using this command:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock
    Is just a better and more efficient way to do what you suggest.

    Using ";" as a separator allows one to put multiple commands in one command line. The commands are executed serially.

    The OP has some other issue.

    S-
     
  12. josh55102 macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the suggestions. i'm running 10.6.2 and for some reason this code does/will not work for me.
     
  13. josh55102 macrumors newbie

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    perhaps, there is a site where i can download a dock pack of the 2d dock and do it that way? a pack containing the the .png files.
     
  14. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn't be surprised if Apple removed the images for it.
     
  15. John01021988 macrumors 6502

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    Noope, it still works under 10.6.2, just tried it
     
  16. mattjcline macrumors newbie

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    try adding sudo to the front of it. You might not be logged in as an Administrator.

    C/P this into terminal

    Code:
    sudo defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -bool 'TRUE'
    then: killall Dock
     
  17. josh55102 macrumors newbie

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    it didn't work. i have no clue as to why. i just got this macbook which came with 10.6.1 installed. all i did was a software update to 10.6.2
     
  18. nufanec macrumors regular

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    Still works just fine. Use this:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock
    [​IMG]
     
  19. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    It could be possible that it varies by computer? I remember with Leopard on my mb, I was able to use it, but when I upgraded to either 10.5.7 or 10.5.8 (can't remember) it wouldn't work. But when I upgraded to SL, it worked. Infact, I just switched to it. Maybe it only works if you upgraded from Leopard?

    John
     
  20. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    OK, those of you who have not been able to get this to work. Look in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources. Verify that all the png image files in the screenshot below are present. Those are the images used for the dock when it is on the sides or the "no-glass" option is invoked by writing to com.apple.dock.plist.
     

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  22. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    It's odd that it won't work for some while it works for others. :confused:
     
  23. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    FWIW, you can't use sudo from a non-admin account. Besides, the user owns the Library under ~ by default, so sudo should not be necessary.
     
  24. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know if there is a command like "defaults write com.apple..." to increase menu transparency (not the menu bar, but drop down menus)?
     
  25. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

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    I found the preference pane application called Secrets described here to be very useful. I am actually using the 2d dock right now.
     

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