The New Dock

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by GoGa, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. GoGa macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Wow, thanks for posting.

    Definitely looks cleaner and slicker.

    Love it.
     
  3. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    Reminiscent of the original Dock. Much cleaner. I like it.
     
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  5. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, never noticed that until you pointed it out, but I'm liking it.
     
  6. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. IllmasterMath macrumors regular

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  8. atMac macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  9. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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  10. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It's subtle, but it's not as glossy.
     
  11. ahmadq macrumors newbie

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    Different indicators, reflections, less glossy...
     

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  12. bitsoda macrumors member

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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.
     
  13. gumblecosby macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  14. bitsoda macrumors member

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    Heh, I think you mean first world problems.
     
  15. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Third world dock problems are related to boats.
     
  16. cjgonzales1900 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  17. Killa Aaron, Jun 12, 2012
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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.
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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
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    Selective screenshot of the dock, notice that this screenshot only has it's reflective mask and not the shape or color of the dock?
    [​IMG]
     
  18. djrod macrumors 65816

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    lovely icons
     
  19. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, my bad. Yesterday was a long day for me. :eek:
     
  20. cjgonzales1900 macrumors regular

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    Dang so that means we have to wait to get the new dock, unless someone recreates it?
     
  21. nec207 macrumors 6502

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    Is it it funny Microsoft is making windows more and more transparency and apple is making OS X less transparency .
     
  22. Killa Aaron macrumors regular

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    No they are not, have you seen Windows 8 lately? they are removing the aero glass frame in the final build and the start screen is a bunch of colored tiles. heres the source http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/18/microsoft-reveals-new-windows-8-desktop-ui/
     
  23. rupam.db macrumors member

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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
     
  24. gsmumbo macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  25. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    could someone please upload the background images and indicators so I can make Lion's dock look like that :p?
     

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