TransparentDock
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AppleScript makes Dock completely transparent.   Shareware ($8.00)
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TransparentDock is an application that allows customization of the Mac OS X dock. The transparency level of the dock is fully adjustable, from fully transparent to fully opaque, or somewhere in between. An assortment of options are available to enhance the appearance & functionality of the dock, and each can be applied independently, or combined into a theme. A fully customizeable palette allows saving & switching between an unlimited number of custom dock themes. As always, built-in reset options allow returning the dock to its original state.
What's New
Verison 2.3.9:
  • Updated for compatibility with Mac OS X 10.4.8
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later









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TransparentDock User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Corpsecorps commented on 23 May 2010
Even if it was up to date, $8?!
I don't think so.
[Version 2.3.9]


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smtips commented on 26 Jun 2008
Used to use it, loved it, no Leopard version, a year and a half since an update...it's dead.
[Version 2.3.9]


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Jo Spock commented on 18 Nov 2007
Leopard version wished for !

Please ?

We need it...

Live long ;)
[Version 2.3.9]


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easer commented on 15 Nov 2007
Not working with 10.4.11, either. Bummer.
[Version 2.3.9]


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artbeat commented on 06 Aug 2007
Doesn't work with 10.4.10!! Can't apply any settings. Before it worked fine. To me the most important thing was the ability to make the finder icon removable…
[Version 2.3.9]


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Jeff-H. commented on 16 Jun 2007
Nix that...not TD's fault...it's Safari 3 beta's fault. Is there any way to get my Transparent Dock back? I reinstalled the 10.4.9 update with no results...
[Version 2.3.9]


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Jeff-H. commented on 16 Jun 2007
Completely stopped working! Reinstalled, trashed prefs, everything...and I just bought this thing this month! Didn't even get a full month for my $8! What a rip!
[Version 2.3.9]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 16 Jun 2007
Have you tried contacting the developer?
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LukeComins commented on 01 Jun 2007
This wee app has always been terrific! Why Mac doesn't give us options to make these changes to our dock in the actual 'Dock Preferences' I really don't know... I have made use of TranspDock on all my Macs over the last however many years BUT please note - there is still no MacOS Intel compatible version available. You mention that "Verison 2.3.9 updated for compatibility with Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.8" but do not state that it is for PowerPC only, and not the Intel Macs...

Come on Free Range® and do the homework so we can have our beloved Transparent Dock once again.

Long live transparent docks! (take note Apple!)
[Version 2.3.9]


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dsosb commented on 01 Jan 2007
I have been waiting for a long time for the universal version of this terriffic app. I really do miss it! I have used it for years now and it was always the first app I updated when I upgraded software. Please get an Intel happy version out ASAP. If the developer doesn't want to do it maybe Apple could buy him out and offer it as part of Leopard. It is a GREAT app.
[Version 2.3.9]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 01 Jan 2007
From the developer's site:

"Why no Intel version?...
Until a couple of weeks ago, the primary reason would be no Intel machine available for testing. Recently though, I was finally able to purchase my first Intel-based Mac (actually my first Mac purchase since my G3 Powerbook in 2000). I've now received that MacBook Pro and assessing the possibility of reworking TransparentDock to allow customization of the Dock on the Intel-based Macs. What I've found so far is that the current patches that were established for Dock customization by TransparentDock on PowerPC-based Macs will not work for the Dock on the Intel Macs. So it seems it will take some time to determine what's possible, and whether perhaps an entirely different approach may be necessary. So, I guess the short(ish) answer now would be I haven't yet established access to many of the TransparentDock options for the Dock running on Intel Macs. So... why do other application(s) continue to work on both PowerPC & Intel Macs that modify the dock appearance? Mainly due to a different patching approach, for which I have only found success with modifying the dock window attributes (color, transparency, etc.). Many of the other dock customizations available within TransparentDock have proven more difficult to access using current patching methods."
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rtheone reviewed on 04 Dec 2006
Doesn't work. For some reason it says my admin account-info isn't recognized!?!?!

I bet the crappy programmers didn't think of the fact that passwords sometimes consist of more than the characters a-z and 0-9.
:-(
[Version 2.3.9]


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LiTtLeHaCkEr had trouble on 04 Jul 2007
I had the same problem too!
Use this app: "cleardock" (http://www.coolosxapps.net/2007/06/18/cleardock-free-dock-utility/).
It's a good substitute for "Transparent Dock" while waiting for the update!
[Version 2.3.9]

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poetguy replied on 29 Feb 2008
Thank you LITTLEHACKER for putting me on to ClearDock. I could not get TD 2.3.9 to work on my 10.4.11; nor could I get any support from the developer after 4-5 emails. I don't know what their deal is, but now that I have ClearDock, I don't care. thanks again.
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Youngie had trouble on 16 Mar 2007
10.4.9 once again has broken this great little app!

Here is hoping they find a quick fix - I really don't like doing without this one!
I still am surprised that Apple hasn't allowed us to make the dock background transparent yet themselves?!!!!
[Version 2.3.9]

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Splunk23 commented on 15 Jun 2007
Yeah, it just stopped working for me today. I don't understand it. I've had 10.4.9 installed and working fine with it since it came out. I've restarted the computer several times before with no problems. Now I installed Safari 3.0 beta and TransparentDock no longer works…
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dmendiola had trouble on 29 Jun 2006
Please make a new version to support the new Mac OS update 10.4.7 or maybe a universal version. Thanks.
[Version 2.3.7]


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satyricax had trouble on 28 Jun 2006
Transparent Dock 2.3.7 is now broken under OS 10.4.7.... Hello?.....
[Version 2.3.7]


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Rob06au had trouble on 10 Jan 2006
Transparent Dock 2.3.5 is broken under 10.4.4
[Version 2.3.5]

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Billy the Biker replied on 11 Jan 2006
Confirmed.
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mwilimzig replied on 12 Jan 2006
Agreed! 10.4.4 broke it.
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nasowas had trouble on 24 Jun 2005
hey , great to have the update for tiger.

only question i have is with the single app mode. is it supposed to only work when switching apps through the dock? seeing as this is a dock haxie, i could see that may be the case, but still, it'd be cool if CMD-Tab would also work.

cheers!
[Version 2.3.2]


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Version Downloads:24,364
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Shareware
Date:22 Oct 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $8.00
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TransparentDock is an application that allows customization of the Mac OS X dock. The transparency level of the dock is fully adjustable, from fully transparent to fully opaque, or somewhere in between. An assortment of options are available to enhance the appearance & functionality of the dock, and each can be applied independently, or combined into a theme. A fully customizeable palette allows saving & switching between an unlimited number of custom dock themes. As always, built-in reset options allow returning the dock to its original state.


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