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No more bounce! Damn ye, Mac dock!
March 10, 2008 8:42 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know a way to stop icons from bouncing on the OS X doc? I'm NOT talking about unchecking "animate opening applications" in the dock preferences. That only stops opening-app bounces. I want to stop warning bounces, too. They drive me crazy. Please note that I'm using an INTEL Mac (Leopard). I've only been able to find solutions for PowerPC Macs.
posted by grumblebee to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
Dock Detox
posted by mpls2 at 8:52 AM on March 10, 2008


Open Applications > Utilities > Terminal and type the following:

defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool true

Press Return. Log out and log back in, or reboot.

If you need to revert this setting, just do the same process and type:

defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool false
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:52 AM on March 10, 2008 [7 favorites]


oops... that's not intel-compatible
posted by mpls2 at 8:53 AM on March 10, 2008


Note that Dock Detox does not work with Intel Macs. Even if it did, it requires Application Enhancer, a piece of shit software that is probably the cause of more instability on Macs than anything in the history of Mac OS X.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:54 AM on March 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


Bless you, Blazencock Pileon! Now I don't need to switch back to a PC.
posted by grumblebee at 9:30 AM on March 10, 2008


hey what happened to my comment?
posted by momocrome at 11:43 AM on March 10, 2008


momocrome, I wasn't offended by your comment. But one of the mods probably removed it, because instead of answering my question, you suggested I switch to a PC.
posted by grumblebee at 11:58 AM on March 10, 2008


i didn't even know there were mods here (newb). thanks for the response.
posted by momocrome at 1:48 PM on March 10, 2008


If you're interested in other ways to customize your Dock, open the Terminal and type:

defaults read com.apple.dock

This will list all the modifiable options, including the no-bouncing option.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:20 PM on March 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


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