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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! )
  • fixed an error on the plist files.
  • fixed a small bug that made the application freeze
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5.

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The Graphic Mac reviewed on 10 Dec 2007
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.
[Version 1.1]


amcan12 commented on 27 Oct 2007
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.
[Version 1.0]


kraized commented on 27 Oct 2007
How many more apps do we need to accomplish a simple Terminal command?

2D Dock
defaults write no-glass -boolean YES
killall Dock

3D Dock
defaults write no-glass -boolean NO
killall Dock

[Version 1.0]

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skyraph (developer) replied on 27 Oct 2007
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 commented on 27 Oct 2007
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!
[Version 1.0]

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Version Downloads:4,709
Type:Utilities : Desktop
Date:09 Dec 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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DockRestore restores your old good Tiger dock! And you can switch back to the 3D version anytime!!

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