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February 3, 2012

Mac Tutorial – How To Customise Your Dock

by Colin Jones

When people first get a Mac, especially those that have made the switch from Windows, one of the first things about OS X many fall in love with is the dock – that magical area at the bottom of the screen, displaying icons in all their glory and giving you easy access to them. For many, it is the entry to a life-long love affair with the operating system.

Wouldn’t it be great though if you could customise it a little and make yours more individual? Well you can and I’m going to share with you an easy, straightforward way how to.

Go to leoparddocks.com first of all, a site where many Mac users have uploaded customised docks. and download the app. Once installed you have the tool to easily change how your dock looks.

Once you have the app installed, go back to the website and browse through all the dock themes available. If you see one you like, install it to your Mac by clicking download. Now fire up the app and browse for the file you have just downloaded, once found, click on change my dock. A system pop-up will appear saying that Leopard Docks wants to make changes to your system, put your system password in and click OK – Once done, your screen will flash temporarily and within seconds you will see how your customised dock looks – don’t worry, it’s easy to revert the dock back to its original form, by loading up the app again and choosing original dock. You can also add a spacer to your dock when selecting a theme, if required.

You can download as many dock themes from Leopard Docks as you wish, to enable you to change how your dock looks on a regular basis.

So there you have it, an easy way to customise your dock a little, to make your beloved Mac stand out from the crowd and give it some individuality. Some examples are below:

Space Dock

Pirate Dock

British Dock

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