Macintosh: How to Flatten Your Dock

August 26, 2010 | Reading time: 0 minutes

I personally don’t like the default look of the Dock when it’s on the bottom. I prefer the flat look you’ll get when you move it to the sides.

Here’s how to do it:

Open Your Terminal (it’s in your Utilities in your Applications directory);

Type the following:

defaults write no-glass -boolean YES

killall Dock

your dock will then restart and you’ll go from


That’s it for now 🙂

PS To reverse it back to normal just type

defaults write no-glass -boolean NO

killall Dock

Of course in the terminal, as above….


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