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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:31 am 
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loughor wrote:
I'm sure I would have kicked off when the dock went flat from 3D but I never had that so I can't miss it. I put that as an example, not a change of topic. If you want to talk about the dock, best start a dock thread ;)

I actually "reverted" to a 2D Dock in 10.6 (which gave you that option) and found that after years with 10.5 and 10.6 I actually preferred it 2D. I was miffed to discover that Mavericks removed that option and forces you to have a 3D Dock.

Luckily cDock came galloping to the rescue, and I now have a 2D Dock again, with Tiger-like black dots beneath open applications. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Dock thread
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:51 pm 
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I arrived with OS X (as it was) with 10.10 so never had the option. I did look into docks when I saw the 3D style, thought "oo graphicy" and saw cdock, but then decided to just stick with flat to keep it simple.


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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:26 pm 
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I like the little white lights that Mavericks uses to show when an application is open in the Dock. And I keep the Dock on the left hand side because it gives more room on the wide screen and it's out of the way there.

So it's in 2-D on the left, quite small icons and with a very minimal amount of magnification so that you can see where the cursor is. I keep it visible because I can't be faffing with trying to find the dam thing all the time.

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I also have a replacement Trashcan! And also replacement Trashcan sounds!! These are much nicer to me. Apple's Emptying the Trash sound is to grating my ears - I have a nice low exhaling "whoosh" sound when that happens. It is actually the same sound that Apple use for dragging something off the dock - but slowed down by a factor of two. For putting stuff in the trash I have "shhoomf"

These are the trash sounds I use: drag to trash.aif and empty trash.aif - If you want to you'd need to replace the items in the following location and you'll need an admin password to do it. Repair permissions afterwards.

Plug this into the Finder "Go" menu /System/Library/Components/CoreAudio.component/Contents/SharedSupport/SystemSounds/

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 Post subject: Re: Dock thread
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:32 pm 
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How did you get 2D in Mavericks, Dave?

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 Post subject: Re: Dock thread
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:46 pm 
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Wasn’t it available in Dock Preferences? Can’t remember Mavericks now.

I know you could use Onyx to do it - along with loads of other stuff.

https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:58 pm 
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If you put it on the left or the right it is always in 2-D. They only use 3-D on the bottom.

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:40 am 
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Leewave wrote:
If you put it on the left or the right it is always in 2-D. They only use 3-D on the bottom.


Mine uses the full width of the bottom - so I need it there.


Jonah wrote:
Wasn’t it available in Dock Preferences? Can’t remember Mavericks now.

I know you could use Onyx to do it - along with loads of other stuff.

https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html


Unfortunately not. I just launched Onyx for the first time in Mavericks and a 2D Dock is not a choice.

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:04 am 
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MacBiter wrote:
Mine uses the full width of the bottom - so I need it there.

You realise you can put "more" icons than there are space for in the Dock? - it auto-scrolls to show you everything on there, as you mouse towards the edge of the screen.

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:36 pm 
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And you can change the size of the Dock. You could make it tiny if you want it so! (SP - Dock prefs)

If magnification is off, as you add more items, it automatically shrinks once it hits the edge of the screen.

If magnification is on … Well, try it! :)

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:43 pm 
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MacBiter wrote:
Leewave wrote:
If you put it on the left or the right it is always in 2-D. They only use 3-D on the bottom.


Mine uses the full width of the bottom - so I need it there.


Jonah wrote:
Wasn’t it available in Dock Preferences? Can’t remember Mavericks now.

I know you could use Onyx to do it - along with loads of other stuff.

https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html


Unfortunately not. I just launched Onyx for the first time in Mavericks and a 2D Dock is not a choice.

Must have imagined that then.

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:39 pm 
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Leewave wrote:
And you can change the size of the Dock. You could make it tiny if you want it so! (SP - Dock prefs)

If magnification is off, as you add more items, it automatically shrinks once it hits the edge of the screen.

If magnification is on … Well, try it! :)

With cDock I have the best of both worlds! 2D at the bottom...

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