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Charcoal Dock by mikaeelghany Charcoal Dock by mikaeelghany
I was unable to find a dock I was satisfied with—they were all either too glossy, lacking texture, or had improper curvature to suit my tastes, and so I decided to make my own.

CandyBar Users
Launch ‘Charcoal.icontainer’ and apply the dock in CandyBar. Relaunch dock.

Manual Replacement
Back up all original files before making changes. Open the ‘Resources’ alias to find them. I am not responsible for any damage done to your system. Drop the dock image files onto the ‘Resources’ alias. Log off and log back in to take effect.

To restore, drag the original files you have backed up onto the ‘Resources’ alias.

Snow Leopard
I have purposefully made the indicator lights blank, as I prefer a simple, clean look and I find them a distraction. If you wish to keep your current lights, do not include the 3 indicator files when replacing the dock images.

Since OS X Lion users can control the display of indicators via System Preferences, I did not include any indicators.

Some people may want to use indicators and may find that the defaults look horrible with Charcoal. I highly recommend checking out the Alloy + LED dock by Taylor Carrigan . His indicator lights look absolutely fantastic with Charcoal. The dock itself is beautiful too.

You are free to use this for your own personal use. You may not modify it or use it for commercial purposes.

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euamolate Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Featured! [link]
mikaeelghany Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Yay! Thanks. Looking good.
Thibtje Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Instead of logging off and on, just open terminal and enter the command "Killall Dock"
mikaeelghany Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Haha yes I know that, but I also know some people are too intimidated to open up terminal (they're afraid they mess up anything by mistake). I provided the basic, foolproof instructions for beginners, and assumed that people "well-versed" enough in theming would already know "killall Dock" does the job just fine. Thank you, though.
vincy01 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Wow.. thanks, im going to use it as a finder icon as well. thanks again :)
vincy01 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Wow what is the first icon on you dock?
mikaeelghany Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
It's from an app called Process [link] . I'm using it as my Finder icon. Download the app, 'View Package Contents', and look under Resources for the icon.
Jezter93 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist
Where is the iTunes icon from? BTW nice dock, I wish I had a Mac..
mikaeelghany Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Thank you! That beautiful iTunes icon is by Pedja Rusic and can be downloaded here [link]

As for the dock, I may, may, someday in the future, look into the RocketDock and ObjectDock formats and modify the files for them. If I do, I'll let you know.
Jezter93 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow thank you! I would love to see a RocketDock version :)
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