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2.3.9
22 October 2006

Makes the OS X Dock transparent; for OS X 10.2-10.4.

Anonymous
06 February 2002

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Version 1.5.7

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Markus-Winter
10 May 2014
If you are on Mavericks then cDock brings back the transparent look - YAY!
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Version 2.3.9
Corpsecorps
23 May 2010
Even if it was up to date, $8?! I don't think so.
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Version 2.3.9
smtips
26 June 2008
Used to use it, loved it, no Leopard version, a year and a half since an update...it's dead.
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Version 2.3.9
Jo-Spock
18 November 2007
Leopard version wished for ! Please ? We need it... Live long ;)
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Version 2.3.9
Easer
15 November 2007
Not working with 10.4.11, either. Bummer.
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Version 2.3.9
Artbeat
06 August 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…
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Version 2.3.9
Littlehacker
04 July 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!
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Version 2.3.9
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Poetguy
Poetguy
29 February 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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Version 2.3.9
Jeff-H-
16 June 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...
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Version 2.3.9
Jeff-H-
16 June 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!
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Version 2.3.9
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
16 June 2007
Have you tried contacting the developer?
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Version 2.3.9
Lukecomins
01 June 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!)
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Version 2.3.9
Youngie
16 March 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?!!!!
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Version 2.3.9
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Splunk23
Splunk23
15 June 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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Version 2.3.9
Dsosb
02 January 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.
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Version 2.3.9
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
02 January 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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Version 2.3.9
rtheone
04 December 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. :-(
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Version 2.3.9
Hugo-and-Luigi
09 October 2006
TD 2.3.8 & OS 10.4.8 I just noticed it doesn't work on my powerbook, which I did a combo update on, but it still works on my g5, which I did the regular "software update" on. I nearly always do combo updates so I never noticed this. bb
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Version 2.3.8
Rob06au
30 September 2006
Transparent Dock is again broken under 10.4.8
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Version 2.3.8
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Squigles
Squigles
09 October 2006
Whenever Apple update the system software, TD won't work. As always the developer will at some point provide an update, just have to sit back and wait :-)
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Version 2.3.8
Larrinski
30 July 2006
Works fine on my Powerbook G4 with 10.4.7 but not with my Intel iMac running 10.4.7. The program is great, keep up the great work and hopefully I will be able to use it with my iMac soon!
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Version 2.3.8
Mustangwill
07 July 2006
The update worked fine for me... I don't know why anyone is complaining.
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Version 2.3.8
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
07 July 2006
And are we to assume that you have an Intel Mac?
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Version 2.3.8
Mustangwill
Mustangwill
07 July 2006
Why it shows PPC/Intel when it's not compatible with Intel machines? (Version 2.3.8) I misread that as saying it didn't work on either, but it does work on my PB G4. Sorry.
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Version 2.3.8
Kuphd
07 July 2006
Comfirmed NOT working on Intel Mac Mini with either OS X 10.4.6 or 10.4.7.
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Version 2.3.8
Pedrors
06 July 2006
Why it shows PPC/Intel when it's not compatible with Intel machines?
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Version 2.3.8
Lux
30 June 2006
I like this app and look forward to a new version which supports the 10.4.7 update. Thanks.
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Version 2.3.7
Dmendiola
29 June 2006
Please make a new version to support the new Mac OS update 10.4.7 or maybe a universal version. Thanks.
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Version 2.3.7
Satyricax
29 June 2006
Transparent Dock 2.3.7 is now broken under OS 10.4.7.... Hello?.....
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Version 2.3.7
Salimar
27 June 2006
developer has never responded to any of my emails. concerning my activation number. such a waste of money for a product that as of now seems defunct
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Version 2.3.7
Rob06au
27 June 2006
10.4.7 Update stops transparent dock from working again. So we need an updated version which will work. It would be great to see a universal version come out.
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Version 2.3.7
Exilio
31 March 2006
I too would really love a Universal version for this app.
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Version 2.3.7
Ron-Hamelin
13 March 2006
I LOVE this app. But now that I have an intel mac mini, Transparent dock no longer works. PLEASE make a universal binary soon....
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Version 2.3.7
New-User
20 February 2006
Excellent! Now I can have my transparent background back, just the way it should be. Maybe Apple will get a clue about this one day, that background just looks silly after you've used the dock without a background. My only problem with TransparentDock is that the developer designed it in such a way that he needs to make a release each time apple updates the OS. I understand this is to keep us from messing up our systems, but that's what backing up is for. Would be nice if we could over-ride this hand-holding.
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Version 2.3.7
Jump420
19 February 2006
best app for the dock. I don't know why Apple doesn't just buy them out and include this feature on their OS by default. It's simply the best. Be wary of Clear Dock as it is made by Unsanity. Unsanity utilizes APE (Application Enhancer) which has proven buggy for me at times. They also install something called Smart Crash Reports without your knowledge. It's nothing major, but i don't like things being installed behind my back.
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Version 2.3.7
Ivan3
19 February 2006
Dock looks so much better with this app.Been using it for years with each Mac OS..Essential part of my system---and thankfully is updated very quickly to work with each OSX update when required.
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Version 2.3.7
Warchild13
19 February 2006
Still does not work on Intel iMac! A shame, I really miss it.
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Version 2.3.7
Squigles
15 February 2006
Bluestar That's because it only works on OS upto 10.4.4 .10.4.5 came out today I think a little wait and you will see it will be updated to work with 10.4.5 :-)
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Version 2.3.6
Bluestar
15 February 2006
Doesn't work with OS X 10.4.5
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Version 2.3.6
Noxlady
13 January 2006
Every time I upgrade, this is the app whose update I eagerly await. Removing its background makes the dock look *much* better. Many thanks to the developer for the excellent app and rapid updates :)
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Version 2.3.6
Hoopenfaust
13 January 2006
This developer is an angel. Great little app. I just love for the reason of being able to change the type size on the dock
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Version 2.3.6
Ivan3
13 January 2006
Thanks--Like Clockwork we get a fix for osX4.4.A great little minor app that has been an essential part of my system for years.
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Version 2.3.6
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Yellowbeard
Yellowbeard
13 January 2006
agreed, something is always a little off for a couple of days until my dock is transparent again.
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Version 2.3.6
Yellowbeard
Yellowbeard
13 January 2006
agreed, something is always a little off for a couple of days until my dock is transparent again.
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Version 2.3.6
Rob06au
11 January 2006
Transparent Dock 2.3.5 is broken under 10.4.4
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Version 2.3.5
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Billy-The-Biker
Billy-The-Biker
11 January 2006
Confirmed.
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Version 2.3.5
Mwilimzig
Mwilimzig
13 January 2006
Agreed! 10.4.4 broke it.
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Version 2.3.5
Anonymous
06 November 2005
Great!
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Version 2.3.5
Anonymous
04 November 2005
merci beaucoup ! de votre reactiviter .
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Version 2.3.5
Anonymous
04 November 2005
I think it's a great little app. I like the ability to change the outline and triangle colors to match whatever wallpaper I'm currently using. The themes feature just makes it that much easier.
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Version 2.3.5
Anonymous
04 November 2005
Thanx ! for free i could wait 3 days ! works always fine !
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Version 2.3.5
Anonymous
04 November 2005
Clear Dock is free...better price.
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Version 2.3.5
Chipster
04 November 2005
Yeah - I'm a bit upset that I paid for this, and it still hasn't been updated for 10.4.3. $8 is trivial, but still...
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Version 2.3.4
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Anonymous
Anonymous
04 November 2005
Yes, I have to agree completely that with no update for OS X 10.4.3 this app will not have been worth paying for. But the truly worrysome thing is that on their own websight they list their most recent up date as only having been released days before 10.4.3 made it obsolete. http://www.freerangemac.com/ : "10/31/05 TransparentDock 2.3.4" Are we to assume that we will only have a few days of an operational 2.3.5 as well? Are we supposed to act happy about that?
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Version 2.3.4
Chipster
Chipster
04 November 2005
Updated for 10.4.3: http://www.freerangemac.com/TransparentDock2.html Thanks FRM.
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Version 2.3.5
Anonymous
04 November 2005
Geez! Why does it take so long after an OS X upgrade for Free Range to fix this app? Don't you guy(s) get the OS X development feeds so you can fix things prior to launch of an upgrade especially when folks are doling out their cash? Maybe FREE Range should make this a FREE app. PS: ClearDock-free-not as feature rich but always works PSS-This has been requested before but while you're at it, could you make it possible to let a USER account enable the app? Or at least allow admin access to enable while in a user's account?
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Version 2.3.4
Anonymous
01 November 2005
this version doesnt work with the new 10.4.3 tiger update :(
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Version 2.3.4
Anonymous
01 November 2005
Nice utility. works by changing Dock.app itself (and backing up the original). Have to say I couldn't seem to make my dock look better than the Apple default
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Version 2.3.4
Anonymous
31 October 2005
in reply to the previous post: this is a clean script, and is not a haxie/ape like the other pos. haxies are spelled with HAX and do just that as a running process on your system. transparent dock wins hands down.
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Version 2.3.4
Anonymous
31 October 2005
It's wonderful that the developer always releases an updated version just before an update to OSX. 10.4.1 version came out about 3 or 4 days before 10.4.2 was released. Now here we are on the brink of 10.4.3.
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Version 2.3.4
Anonymous
31 October 2005
cleardock haxie from unsanity is free and does the same thing
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Version 2.3.4
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Anonymous
Anonymous
31 October 2005
yeah, free, but not as feature-rich...
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Version 2.3.4
Anonymous
Anonymous
31 October 2005
right. this one has many more features. sorry.
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Version 2.3.4
Anonymous
Anonymous
31 October 2005
Not only has it more features, but it doesn't realy on Unsanity's APE to operate, so it's safe.
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Version 2.3.4
Anonymous
27 August 2005
sweet, thanks for the 10.4.2 update. great app!
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Version 2.3.3
Anonymous
24 July 2005
"People whining about the shareware fee are probably the same ones who pirate programs anyway." ARRRRRRRRRR, not true matey!
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Version 2.3.3