Ummm...transparent dock anyone?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JPP, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. JPP macrumors member

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    Hey there

    I have done a search (promise) but I can't seem to find how to make the dock background transparent. I was looking through the desktop images that members have posted and some look amazing especially those where the dock icons aren't againast the ubiquitous blue/grey background. I thought Tinker Tool allowed one to make the dock transaprent but it doesn't seem to be working for me.

    Does anyone know how I can have the dock icons resting beautifully against my desktop background?

    Also, whilst I'm here - what app is the duck icon for? I can't seem to find out which it is...

    Thanks for any help

    best

    J
     
  2. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    ClearDock (guess what it does)

    The duck is Adium, which is a brilliant and very customizeable OS X instant messenger client that connects to MSN, Yahoo, AIM, etc.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The duck is Adium.

    If you have an Intel mac, your major option for a transparent dock is ClearDock.

    If you have a PPC mac, you have an additional option of TransparentDock.
     
  4. epochblue macrumors 68000

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  5. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    mkrishnan has the fastest fingers on the board. :D
     
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  7. JPP thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow! Thanks guys.

    Is there one of the apps that you would recommend? I have a MBP C2D bought in Dec '06.
    Just looked 'em up and I will use Clear Dock!

    Thanks again for all your help - brilliant!

    J
     
  8. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Im waiting for transparentdock to catch up to intel.

    Cleardock and the APE....

    dont get me started on APE....
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Njuul beat even me to it! :eek:

    Although I do have to say Adium is sweet. Love it, people, love it.
     
  10. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    hehe... I got fast fingers when trying to avoid doing some real work!
    And I agree (most does, I believe), Adium is great.
     
  11. JPP thread starter macrumors member

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    What is APE? Should I not use Cleardock? Oh no - now I'm getting paranoid. I don't download a lot of apps because I don't want my system busted up!

    Is Cleardock safe to use?

    Thanks again

    J
     
  12. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    APE is Application Enhancer, I think it comes with the ClearDock installation image file.
    I personally haven't had any problems with it, but I only used ClearDock briefly, as it turned out that I liked the grey background, and thus removed it along with APE.

    I suggest you download and install ClearDock, if you don't like it, you just remove it again. No harms done.
    With your machine, you won't notice any slowdown. (because there will not be any;) )
     

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