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Restore TransparentDock after Safari beta 3 uninstall Apps
If you were using Safari 3 beta and TransparentDock, and decided to uninstall Safari 3, you received a rude awaking when TransparentDock no longer worked as before. The reason is because Safari Beta 3 installs another version of Dock, and that version of the dock is incompatible with the current version of TransparentDock (which only works on PowerPC machines).

In order to get TransparaentDock working again, you have to restore the Dock from a back up and not use the current Dock. You may get a message telling you that your back up is not compatible with the current version of the OS. Go ahead and select it anyway and restart the Dock. After you restart the Dock, go ahead and apply the combo update to 10.4.9. This will bring your Dock back to its state prior to the Safari 3 beta install. After that, TransparentDock will work as before and you will be back in business.
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Restore TransparentDock after Safari beta 3 uninstall
Authored by: kanny on Jun 18, '07 03:18:17PM

Actually re-aplying TransparentDock and rebooting will restore the transparency. When i faced this non-transparent dock, i tried relaunching TD and reseting the dock, but it didn't work. Then i downloaded and reinstalled TD and applied, still it didn't work. Then i downloaded and applied ClearDock, again it didn't work. Then i closed Safari and rebooted my Powerbook. The dock was transparent.



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Restore TransparentDock after Safari beta 3 uninstall
Authored by: plbogart on Jun 18, '07 06:44:29PM
You could always use Unsanity's ClearDock https://www.unsanity.com/haxies/cleardock. Yeah, I know it's an APE but I don't have any problems using it on my C2D MBP (CCFL Backlight).

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Restore TransparentDock after Safari beta 3 uninstall
Authored by: NovaScotian on Jun 19, '07 07:17:01AM

Nor do I. ClearDock 1.4.1 restored both the clear background and the colored running applications triangles (I prefer yellow as more visible against a blue desktop) with a simple log out/in. I think that sometimes Haxies get a bad rap. I've never had any trouble with them that wasn't easily fixed by excluding the application that was "bothered".



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Restore TransparentDock after Safari beta 3 uninstall
Authored by: frgough on Jun 19, '07 08:33:36AM

Purists don't like the way haxies work (code injection) so they badmouth it. But you're right. I've used haxies for years and have never had any issues with them hosing, crashing or otherwise bringing to pass all the dire consequences predicted by the haxie prophets of doom.



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Restore TransparentDock after Safari beta 3 uninstall
Authored by: macron1 on Jun 20, '07 02:14:51AM

i did something similar, fetching the older version of the dock app from a pre-safari 3 backup. However applying this older version of the dock screwed with a couple of my widgets - specifically istat pro and the apple stocks widget.

Nevermind, i just run the safari 3 installer again and the new version of the dock was reinstated and widgets back to normal.

Really neither the widgets nor the transparent dock offer much in the way of productivity so the whole process was the very definition of a waste of time!



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Where does Dock.app live?
Authored by: Chas on Jun 20, '07 02:03:14PM

Well apparently this tip hosed my system, as TransparentDock hangs in the middle of restoring the old dock backup, and I can't locate any installed and operational Dock.app. But I can't tell for sure. Where is Dock.app normally located? I can't find it with a simple Spotlight search, it must be in some system location that is not scanned by Spotlight.



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Where does Dock.app live?
Authored by: roncross@cox.net on Jun 20, '07 06:05:55PM

Look in System/Library/CoreServices. You will find the Dock.app there.

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Restore TransparentDock after Safari beta 3 uninstall
Authored by: cshobe on Jun 21, '07 06:19:19PM
ClearDock may not have quite as much flexibility (i.e. transparency level can only be default or 100%) as TransparentDock, but seems to be implemented cleaner. It works on any platform and with either version of Dock.app.

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Restore TransparentDock after Safari beta 3 uninstall
Authored by: someToast on Oct 23, '07 10:14:51PM

Implemented cleaner? It requires APE. That voids "clean implementation" right there.



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