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DockRestore restores your old good Tiger dock! And you can switch back to the 3D version anytime!!

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • New Icon (Thank you to Cola Sheep! colasheep@gmail.com )
  • fixed an error on the plist files.
  • fixed a small bug that made the application freeze


Mac OS X 10.5.

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The Graphic Mac Member IconReview+40
The Graphic Mac

The app doesn't say that it restores the functionality of Tiger's Dock, it simply restores the "appearance" of Tiger's Dock.

This app does everything it claims to do, and it does it with a simple 2-button interface.

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Version 1.1
amcan12 Member IconComment+7

It is not "restoring" Tiger's dock - it is only changing the look of Leopard's dock to be the same as if placed on the side, except the bottom.

It doesn't have any Tiger's dock functions, like expanding folders and their hierarchical navigation.

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Version 1.0
kraized Member IconComment+11

How many more apps do we need to accomplish a simple Terminal command?

2D Dock
defaults write com.apple.Dock no-glass -boolean YES
killall Dock

3D Dock
defaults write com.apple.Dock no-glass -boolean NO
killall Dock


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Version 1.0
skyraph (Developer)

Yes you're right, its a simple terminal command, but some people are very unfamiliar with the terminal and just want simplicity of use, that's what i tried to implement in this very simple application.

AppScout Member IconComment+56

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I'll never understand Apple's choice to waste screen real estate with this bit of useless eye candy. It serves no practical use in spatial relations. Atleast Dock magnification is useful - to some. And the Genie effect could be useful, sort of.

The Dock 'shelf' is useful, because?

Anyway, now to find our white Menubar!

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 7,768
Version Downloads 4,711
License Free
Date 09 Dec 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free