ClearDock – Change the Dock’s background

Apr 12, 2007 - 6 Comments

By default, the Mac OS X Dock has a semitransparent white background that holsters the Dock’s icons. ClearDock is a nice little utility that allows you to customize the Dock background to be completely transparent, or if you’d prefer, you can select a different semitransparent color. It’s super easy to use, and best of all, it’s completely free. Check out the screenshot below to see the transparent effect in action.


ClearDock features:

  • Remove white Dock background under all Dock icons.
  • Change the white Dock background color to any other color.
  • Change the applications triangle color.

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  1. Cat says:

    Nice! A non-hacky, non-costy (sorry) way to change the doc background. Thanks for the info!

    Tell me, though: what is that 7th app shown in your doc? It intrigues me because the icon looks very much like a computer I used to work with waaaaaay back in the early 1980s called the NEC APC.

  2. franklin says:

    You can also make hidden applications in the dock transparent by following this guide:

    http://www.zaphu.com/2007/08/20/advanced-mac-os-x-user-101-customize-the-dock/

    Cheers!

  3. Rex says:

    Yes but how do you alter the triangle color? mine are staying black.

  4. Apple_K!ll3rz says:

    how to change the docks background??

  5. Theodor says:

    It didnĀ“t work for me. I think Lion is the problem

  6. Nicolas B. says:

    I don’t see any images.

    Your tip is broken.

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