very silly-simple-shame question from very new mac user :/ [SOLVED]

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  1. macmania82 macrumors regular

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    very silly-simple-shame question :/

    im VERY new at mac, somehow my dock has been changed to the image like below.
    [​IMG]


    I have tried some apps like candybar etc... but I deleted later. maybe it is about that. now how can i change it back to default view which is like below
    [​IMG]


    I feel shame of such question, but I checked all settings panels and everything, and just could not find. thanks a lot...
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    I'm not familiar with candybar, but you can probably just delete the dock plist file in Library > Preferences.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, it has to do with the .png files used.

    Instructions:

    Go to Macintosh HD > /System/Library/Core Services/

    Right-Click on "Dock" and select "Show Package Contents"

    Go to /Contents/Resources/

    Move the files you downloaded from my attachment to that folder

    Open Terminal and type "killall Dock" (without the quotes)
     

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  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    You probably changed a setting in candybar for the dock. It is possible to do this within candybar. Since candybar is a paid app I would download the free utility Onyx. Open up that utilitiy and go to parameters-->dock--> and then restore defaults with the button at the bottom. This should reset your dock to the default leopard style. If that doesn't work, follow the instructions in the above post^^^.

    NOTE: Onyx is a utility that can mess up your system if you try to use some of its features and do not use them correctly. Since you are new to a mac I would only deal with the parameters window in Onyx
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think this will restore actual files moved/renamed/deleted by CandyBar.
     
  6. macmania82 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for giving time to write such detailed answer!! : )

    I did all you wrote but still same problem :/

    I'm not sure if it is because of Candybar, I just wrote it like information. maybe because of something else.

    Also I was thinking it was just a simple setting matter, but as I see it is actually much more complicated thing:confused:

    weird...

    also, wont all settings related with candybar be deleted, once I delete candybar?
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You restarted the Dock from Terminal?

    No, because these are actual files, not settings.
     
  8. macmania82 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes I did, "killall Dock" and dock disappeared and appeared back in few seconds so it restarted for sure.
     
  9. Sky Blue Guest

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    You used an application that replaced system files, so deleting the application won't put the original system files back.
     
  10. macmania82 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I see, so what is that to change such effected files as well, if there is.

    I'm downloading Onyx to try :) thanks for link
     
  11. macmania82 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did exactly what you worte, but it didnt work as well :/

    Edit: hey I sorted out the problem with dock library app :)

    Dock Library
    http://www.dativestudios.com/docklibrary/

    thanks for helps :)
     

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