Dock Detox
Dock Detox
1.2

3.7

Dock Detox free download for Mac

Dock Detox

1.2
09 March 2004

Removes bouncing icon in OS X Dock.

Overview

Dock Detox is a haxie that will remove application icon bouncing in the Dock. You can turn off the application launch bounces, but not when a particular application is requesting your attention. Dock Detox detoxicates the Dock from this excessive bouncing. Additionally, it includes a development kit for third-party developers to intercept the Dock icon bounce requests and display visual feedback in their applications.

What's new in Dock Detox

Version 1.2:
  • Updated Dock Detox for Application Enhancer 1.4.1
  • Updated Dock Detox for Mac OS X 10.3 \"Panther\"
  • Dock Detox will now only be loaded for applications you provide in the APE Manager preference pane

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17 Dock Detox Reviews

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Allen-Watson1
01 October 2003

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Dock Detox is one of those things you dont' realize you can't live without until you have had it and lost it. I can't begin to tell you how much less _tension_ I feel when I do not have those blasted Dock icons bouncing up in my face! Best of all, it is both free and trouble-free.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
21 September 2004
Control Freak does the trick (and much more apparently), it actualy works (except with "alerts" or things like that - which in my opinion is a good point) and it is free.
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Version 1.2
Marty
18 September 2004
Not working for me either. I just can't beleive that no one on this planet is able to solve this problem. Human walked on the moon...there must be a way! During that time that "e" bouncing and bouncing over and over again drives me crazy!!!!! Please please help. I'm ready to pay....
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Version 1.2
Mudflap
27 August 2004
It's not working for me with Entourage 2004 either. My God that bouncing E is driving me insane. INSANE I TELL YOU!
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Version 1.2
Buddhabun
05 August 2004
It doesn't work with Entourage on my machine, either. Does anyone know of a fix? That bouncing "e" is driving me nuts! :-P
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
14 June 2004
It's not working for me at all. I use Entourage, and even though there's a preference for turning off the bouncing icon, it won't stop. I tried this app, but it doesn't stop it either.
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
09 March 2004
Maybe it's not possible... but, once again, I wish there was a setting for "bounce once and then stop." I like getting a visual alert, but I don't want it to bug me over and over...
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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
Anonymous
09 March 2004
I second that request! :)
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
Anonymous
09 March 2004
I third that request ;)
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
08 March 2004
Works quite well to get Entourage to shut up. That's all I ever used it for, and man did I miss it under Panther. Now bring on (de)Metallifizer!
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
08 March 2004
This program is invaluable IF you have a program that uses dock bouncing for notification, and does not allow you to disable that behavior. The current public version of MT-NewsWatcher will start bouncing if there are any errors in downloading Usenet binaries, and bounce indefinitely - this uses a lot of processing power [Current private betas have removed this behavior]. If you don't have any such apps, then yes, it's useless for you. Don't knock a free product that's useful to others, though!
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
08 March 2004
this program saved my life... i think everyone should use it... i owe my very existence to Dock Detox 1.2 thanks!
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
08 March 2004
I know *just* how you feel... Today, I got pulled over by a cop and he asked me why I was speeding... I told him that I'd heard a new version of DockDetox had been released so I was in a hurry to get home to my Mac and he responded: "Well why didn't you say so right away?!? Go on with your bad self", said he. And so I did, and the rest is history. Life is good
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
08 March 2004
so how is this any different from deselecting "animate opening applications" in de dock preference pane??? I haven't seen start up bouncing since the beginning of Mac OS X, and I don't need a haxie for it!
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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
Anonymous
08 March 2004
This has nothing to do with bouncing during startup, but when an application in the background wants your attention. While it does this, it takes an inordinate amount of processor time, and will continue indefinitely if you don't dismiss it.
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Version 1.2