Tweaking Your Mac

Add A Preferences Stack 5

Dock

Add A Preferences Stack

This tip was an idea of my friend. If you use System Preferences a lot, you may want a quick way of accessing the panes. This little trick is designed to show a simple and easy way to add such a stack to your dock. It does take a little bit of work to set it up. But the results are very useful.

Hide A Programs Dock Icon 7

Dock

Hide A Programs Dock Icon

This is only a quick tip, but it is very useful. If you remember a long time ago, or so it seems, I mentioned how to stop the dock icon of an AppleScript from bouncing. I was bored this morning so I decided to have a play with this small piece of code and see if it would effect anything else. Alas, it does and you can hide any programs dock icon. Useful if you have an application which you want to run constantly but you don’t want its dock icon (SETI@Home comes to mind).

Automatically Change Your Dock Design 2

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Automatically Change Your Dock Design

This tip was submitted by Sam. If you have any tips you want to share please contact me and I would be happy to talk to you. This tip is designed to automatically change your dock design every so often, automatically. I have posted before about changing your dock design. This post is designed so your dock will change automatically.

Make Your Own Dock 7

Dock

Make Your Own Dock

It is very simple to make your own dock in Leopard. It involves only changing a couple of files. They don’t take long and the result can look really good. You just need to make sure that the files you change are the correct dimensions and file names. If you change the files and name them incorrectly you dock ends up flying all over the place, with it appearing a disappearing every time you move and hover over a file.

Dock Library 1

Application

Dock Library

Quite a while ago I mentioned a website that enabled you to download new dock designs for your own use. They were cool although needed a lot of manual labor. But some person has come up with an application that can do it for you. Its quite cool although it is a little buggy.

Customise Your Leopard Dock 3

Tip

Customise Your Leopard Dock

Hey If you are a bit bored of the current default dock for Leopard you can change it. This website, called Leopard Docks, is all about customizing your dock. There are hundreds of dock designs, far too many for the average user. To change to your new dock you download the required pack for each […]

Slow Down Exposè, Spaces And The Dashboard 3

Tip

Slow Down Exposè, Spaces And The Dashboard

If you think Exposè, Space and Dashboard run to fast and you want to slow them down a bit, there is a keyboard shortcut to enable you to make them appear and disappear a lot slower. By pressing the shift key plus the respective keyboard shortcut, F8 for Spaces, F9 10 and 11 for Exposè and F12 for the Dashboard they will appear and disappear a lot slower.

Add A Gradient Behind Icons In Stacks 0

Dock

Add A Gradient Behind Icons In Stacks

This is another “improvement” that you can add to improve the look of stacks. What this hack does is add a gradient background to any item you hover over in a stack. The result of this means you get a cool graphical effect as shown in the conveniently placed picture below.

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