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Docker 1.6.7
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Docker allows one to access dock settings from a simple interface, and Leopard users can customise the style and color of their dock too!

Docker allows Leopard users to switch between 2D or 3D dock, or customize the Dock further by individually changing the color of and style of Dock parts. If you are feeling creative, you can easily select your own images, or a vast array of styles available for download.

Docker also lets users of OS X 10.2 to 10.7 and later access settings normally hidden out of sight. Choose from a larger range of dock sizes, extra animation
What's New
Version 1.6.7:
  • Altered Kiosk mode setting for OS X 10.7 Lion users, to prevent Kioks mode being applied to Preview and TextEdit
  • Toned down background colours within the application interface (following feedback)
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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    +4

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    +3

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    +2

  • Dockage
    +1

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    +1
Docker User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Fizgig reviewed on 09 Feb 2014
While it doesn't fully work in X.7+ it does still allow you to add spaces to the dock so you can group apps. This is still the best way to do that -- as sad as that may be given the last time it was updated.

Now, for previous systems this little modification works extremely well =)
[Version 1.6.7]


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Psychiatry commented on 25 Jan 2014
Docker is / was the best of the Dock personalization apps.

Unfortunately, it is incompatible with OS X 10.8 and 10.9.

The last update was 3 years ago.

The developer as of 11/2013 reported he lacks time to commit to updating Docker.

Sad.
[Version 1.6.7]


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Lookky reviewed on 26 Jul 2012
Docker is not working on 10.8 (Moutain Lion) =(

Any chance of updated ??
[Version 1.6.7]

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gaiamie replied on 02 Jan 2013
hi there -- I got it to work in Mtn Lion by temporarily changing Gatekeeper settings (sys pref/security/allow downloads from anywhere) but it did not have full functionality...."add recent docs" resulted in add recent applications, and I could not make the dock "floor" transparent, which is what I was hoping for. Going to try Mirage, but hopefully Docker will come up with an update as it is a nice app...
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+227
Eric-Woehler commented on 13 Jan 2012
For those looking for a completely transparent Dock (ie no edges, no background) there is an app called Mirage that was written many years ago and still works under Lion. It is available her at Macupdate or from macthemes.net
[Version 1.6.7]

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Mikebenda replied on 15 Jan 2012
I tried to download Mirage but the link doesn't work.
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Eric-Woehler replied on 20 Jan 2012
try
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/36045/mirage
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Virtualruffy replied on 25 Jan 2012
the website is gone so while the macupdate link shows the program here you cannot download it from here.
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Lvdoc replied on 20 Feb 2012
Here:

http://mac.softpedia.com/progDownload/Ferber-Mirage-Download-74508.html
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Xente reviewed on 12 Dec 2011
I'm not sure if this is a common problem with Docker, but when I used it caused Finder to become unresponsive. I was unable to open Finder itself, my trash, and my stacks. At first I didn't know what made Finder to become unresponsive but later that night I tried Docker again and I had the same problem. I deleted it after it happened to me twice. The customizations that are possible are pretty cool though, I just wish it didn't cause Finder to mess up.
[Version 1.6.7]


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NotUsed commented on 25 Jul 2011
Needs to have a 2D style with no edges or background.
[Version 1.6.6]

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Blocksoft (developer) replied on 26 Jul 2011
There is a 2D style with no edges, but unfortunately the way the background is made on the 2D Dock means that it cannot be removed. This has been looked into in the past.
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+7
Lookky commented on 05 Jul 2011
Is this update (1.6.5) ready for 10.7?
[Version 1.6.5]

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Blocksoft (developer) replied on 06 Jul 2011
This version has not yet been tested with 10.7, and it is likely that a further update will be required in due course.
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Blocksoft (developer) replied on 25 Jul 2011
v1.6.5 was Lion compatible, but v1.6.6 now adds some very minor Lion tweaks.
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Jeff-H. commented on 18 Aug 2010
Really liked this app and used it for quite some time, but it just stopped launching about a month ago.
It launches and then immediately crashes. It doesn't matter enough to go through setting up a user and doing the usual tests, but still it was nice.

Most of the features are available in other apps that I already have.

I'm on a 2009 mini with 10.5.8
[Version 1.6.4]


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Robotank commented on 27 Sep 2009
Very nice. Provides extensive customization options for the dock. I haven't tried the kiosk features, so I can't comment on those, but all the changes I made to my dock under 10.6.1 went without a hitch.
[Version 1.6.4]


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Almegalli commented on 27 Sep 2009
dose it work with OS X 10.6.1 ???
[Version 1.6.4]


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Roro01 had trouble on 09 Feb 2009
Oh, just found a problem ...

Wouldn't change the trash icons although I waited for ages :-( iMac Intel 10.5.6
[Version 1.6.2]


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bolobar had trouble on 26 Feb 2008
l.4.1 doesn't recognize my password which, in realty, is no password. I tab thru the password fields.
[Version 1.4.1]

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BlockSoft (developer) replied on 27 Feb 2008
Thanks for the feedback. I hadn't realised OSX allowed this - I'll sort it right away.
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jslmg had trouble on 26 Dec 2007
It looks as if this app is broken on my Leopard. After changing color settings and clicking "Apply," then entering my system password as required, the dock quits, but then it never restarts. I have to click "Restore Apple Defaults" in the bottom left corner to recover my dock.
[Version 1.1]

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BlockSoft (developer) replied on 29 Dec 2007
Thanks for the feedback. Is the problem persisting? Can you please send me a screenshot of the Docker window when this problem occurs? Thanks

Graeme, BlockSoft (contact@blocksoft.net)
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jslmg replied on 30 Dec 2007
I reinstalled it after the developer responded, so I could report on it. Turns out, after reinstall, it works fine. In fact, it's the most functional of all the dock changing apps I've found so far.

Would be nice to see an option to change the color of the 2D dock's background. Also, a way to add reflection to a 2D dock. That would be marvelous.

Thanks!

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junjunhun rated on 06 Apr 2012

[Version 1.6.7]



macrex18 rated on 13 Mar 2012

[Version 1.6.7]



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widethtripp rated on 10 Nov 2011

[Version 1.6.7]



+7

Lookky rated on 25 Jul 2011

[Version 1.6.6]



+7

Lookky rated on 05 Jul 2011

[Version 1.6.5]



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widethtripp rated on 21 Jun 2011

[Version 1.6.4]



Roro01 rated on 14 Jan 2011

[Version 1.6.4]


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Date:25 Jul 2011
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Docker allows one to access dock settings from a simple interface, and Leopard users can customise the style and color of their dock too!

Docker allows Leopard users to switch between 2D or 3D dock, or customize the Dock further by individually changing the color of and style of Dock parts. If you are feeling creative, you can easily select your own images, or a vast array of styles available for download.

Docker also lets users of OS X 10.2 to 10.7 and later access settings normally hidden out of sight. Choose from a larger range of dock sizes, extra animation options and more. Docker now also includes options to prevent users altering Dock settings and contents and an option to hide or remove the menubar and dock.


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