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Yeah, This is nice
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 28, '01 10:44:17PM

A third-party developer can write a COCOA finder, that works, and we can all use that.

So, there you go.

Ha ha, that's the easy part ;)

No seriously, I am learning cocoa development for the sole purpose of writing a finder replacement... It will probably just take me a few years.


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what about the dock? :)
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 29, '01 11:32:34AM

could we use another app for the dock in the same manner? just wondering...

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what about the dock? :)
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 29, '01 02:42:36PM

Yeah, it's totally possible. I just replaced my dock with dragthing, worked fine. the window manager even restarts it when you try to quit it, just like it does with the dock.

it's simple enough to do through the terminal, as root. Make a backup of your somewhere, like the desktop or whatever, then delete /system/library/coreservices/ and replace it with a copy of drag thing, or whatever other app you like, just name it too and put it in coreservices.

It's fun, but I'm going to switch it back now, I actually like the dock.


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Better, more
Authored by: bombich on Mar 30, '01 12:10:56AM

Hey guys, I found this little morsel in Apple's OS X developer documentation <>, but it didn't work for me:

from the terminal, su to root and type: defaults write loginwindow Finder <path to new .app folder>

This command supposedly substitutes the new app for Finder, and should be a heck of a lot easier that other methods, not to mention one line of code can switch it back, too. If anyone gets this to work, please post.

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