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== Leopard Tricks & Hints ==
 
== Leopard Tricks & Hints ==
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So, it appears that there a lot of new looks in Leopard that people don't really like.  I'm going to try and consolidate all of those here, with a fix for each.  Please feel free to contribute!
  
 
=== Dock Glass/3D Undo ===
 
=== Dock Glass/3D Undo ===
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Alternatively, you can put your dock on the side, and automatically get this new appearance.
 
Alternatively, you can put your dock on the side, and automatically get this new appearance.
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=== Replace Dock Glowing Dots ===
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[http://www.silvermac.com/2007/leopard-dock-with-black-triangle/ http://www.silvermac.com/2007/leopard-dock-with-black-triangle/]
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=== Get Round Corners ===
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<small>''Original trick here: [http://www.manytricks.com/displaperture/ http://www.manytricks.com/displaperture/]''</small>
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# Download [http://www.manytricks.com/download/displaperture Displaperture 1.0].
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=== Change Background Image at Startup ===
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To change the startup background image, simply replace the JPG file at '''/System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg'''.

Revision as of 09:05, 1 November 2007

Flush DNS Cache

sudo lookupd -flushcache

Force Safari to Reload Cached Webpage

  1. Alt/Option + Click Reload Button
  2. Ctrl + Cmd + R

Leopard Tricks & Hints

So, it appears that there a lot of new looks in Leopard that people don't really like. I'm going to try and consolidate all of those here, with a fix for each. Please feel free to contribute!

Dock Glass/3D Undo

If you hate the new 3D crap that Apple has bestowed upon the dock, you can disable it and get, what I would term as, a pretty darn good compromise. Simply open your terminal and type the following commands:

# defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES
# killall Dock

Alternatively, you can put your dock on the side, and automatically get this new appearance.

Replace Dock Glowing Dots

http://www.silvermac.com/2007/leopard-dock-with-black-triangle/

Get Round Corners

Original trick here: http://www.manytricks.com/displaperture/

  1. Download Displaperture 1.0.

Change Background Image at Startup

To change the startup background image, simply replace the JPG file at /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg.