The New Dock

GoGa

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Apple has updated the dock in OS X! I think it looks tonnes better, much cleaner and less gloss.

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What does everyone think?
 

TheSuperSteve

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If they changed the dock on Mountain Lion, they should change the one on iOS 6 since they basically used the same one. If they don’t, then they won’t match anymore. I know, third world problems.

Can you check if there is an option to use the old one real quick? Not a big deal though, I can always just hack it back with an app.
 

atMac

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Jun 20, 2011
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To my eyes it's really hard to see the indicators to tell what apps are open. they just look like reflections.
 

bitsoda

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Mar 23, 2011
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The aluminum finish on that dock is reason enough for me to shell out the $19.99 for ML. Good riddance to the crosswalk markings that separates apps from the trash can and those oval indicator lights; it looks so much cleaner. I look forward to not falling back to the 2D dock for the first time in many years.
 

gumblecosby

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Jun 22, 2010
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The aluminum finish on that dock is reason enough for me to shell out the $19.99 for ML. Good riddance to the crosswalk markings that separates apps from the trash can and those oval indicator lights; it looks so much cleaner. I look forward to not falling back to the 2D dock for the first time in many years.
Just get somebody to upload the resources folder from dock.app and you get the same look in lion by copying over the correct files
 

cjgonzales1900

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Jan 10, 2009
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Yes Please someone upload the resource files so I can make my Lion look like Mountain Lion. lol please and thanks.
 

Killa Aaron

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Changes of the new Dock

1. The dock now has it's own shadow like a window.
2. The perspective has changed slightly.
3. The icons are lower on the dock by 3 pixels now.
4. The scurve images are gone so the dock maybe rendered by software now, indicators, dock separators and the dock's frontline are still customizable PNG's.
5. The icon shadows on the dock are now at a 90° angle instead of 45°.
6. Strangely the trash icon needs it's own reflection PNG's.

7. There are also new dock resize cursors.


Large comparison shots
DP3 (12A206j) custom dock


DP4 (12A239) default dock


Selective screenshot of the dock, notice that this screenshot only has it's reflective mask and not the shape or color of the dock?
 
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djrod

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1. The dock now has it's own shadow like a window.
2. The perspective has changed slightly.
3. The icons are lower on the dock by 3 pixels now.
4. The scurve images are gone so the dock maybe rendered by software now, indicators, dock separators and the dock's frontline are still customizable PNG's.
5. The icon shadows on the dock are now at a 90° angle instead of 45°.
6. Strangely the trash icon needs it's own reflection PNG's.
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7. There are also new dock resize cursors.
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Large comparison shots
DP3 (12A206j) custom dock
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DP4 (12A239) default dock
Image

Selective screenshot of the dock, notice that this screenshot only has it's reflective mask and not the shape or color of the dock?
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lovely icons
 

nec207

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Mar 21, 2011
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Is it it funny Microsoft is making windows more and more transparency and apple is making OS X less transparency .
 

rupam.db

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May 29, 2012
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Folks don't get me wrong but instead of wasting time on useless stuff like appearance of dock they should work on the memory management, wifi connectivity problems or more like slowing problems of Lion . . . . thit is **** coz I bet there's no difference in its functionality
 

gsmumbo

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Folks don't get me wrong but instead of wasting time on useless stuff like appearance of dock they should work on the memory management, wifi connectivity problems or more like slowing problems of Lion . . . . thit is **** coz I bet there's no difference in its functionality
Yes, because the fact that a few of the developers that worked on Mountain Lion updated the look of the dock, that means the entire rest of the team was just twiddling their thumbs in anticipation instead of working on the rest of the OS. And once those devs finished their work on the dock, they cashed in their check and got out of Dodge.
 
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