Customize OS X 10.8.x Dock with own graphics either manually or using a Free Software. You can restore to defaults at any point. Here is how. Actually it is quite easy to customize OS X 10.8.x Dock if you are used with Web Graphics – we frequently modify WordPress themes in kind of this way – basic principle remains the same.
Customize OS X 10.8.x Dock with own graphics : Required Knowledge
There is absolutely no warranty with this guide on How to Customize OS X 10.8.x Dock with own graphics – that does not mean it will not work. It will definitely work and possibly work in future too. But what you will get totally depends on your skill and sense. We recommend to :
- Read the minimum article on OS X Dock (specially for users with less idea about dock)
- Take backup (read copy-paste) of the folder where we will mention in the next step.
There are various softwares available to avoid the manual work. Some are free, some paid. Like :
LeopardDocks App :
We can not give any warranty of any App which are NOT developed by us.
Customize OS X 10.8.x Dock With Own Graphics : Steps
First thing is, where you will get the alternatives ? Answer is deviantArt. iDock, for example is such a group for resources :
Now click on your Dock’s Finder icon and go to Desktop for example. If you right click on the top of the window where the Desktop name and icon appears, you will get a menu, from that go to your Macintosh HD. Alternative ways are obviously there. Like clicking the Macintosh HD icon on Desktop, if you have.
You will see a folder named System (bears a pressed X mark on the folder). Double click and enter it. There will be one folder there, named Library. Open it. Inside Library, there will be a folder named CoreServices (again, bears a pressed X mark on the folder). Open it. It will take a small time to load. You will find an icon with the name Dock.
Alternate way to directly go to CoreServices folder is to right click on the Finder icon and click select the option that says “Go to Folder…” and copy paste the path :
Now right click on that Dock thing and click select the option “Show Package Contents”. A folder will show named Contents. Double click to open it. You will see a folder named Resources. You must copy paste this Resources folder somewhere. This is your backup.
Open the Resources folder and you will see lot of icons, png files etc. A normal person will obviously understand, your work is to name your resources with exact name with what you want to change with. You can either delete the original one in Resources folder (crude method) or can rename them individually, like from email@example.com to firstname.lastname@example.org (finer method).
Whatever, you need to restart your dock to see the effect – open Terminal or iTerm2 and run this command :