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  • 'DockColorize' Can Change the Color of Your Dock and App Switcher


    Have you ever wanted to change the color or your iOS dock to something that matched your tastes? Or maybe you have a theme that doesnít affect the dock installed and the stock look of the iOS dock just isnít cutting it. A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed DockColorize by iOS developer gil ben moshe will allow you to change not only the color of your iOS dock, but also the color of the linen background in the multitasking App Switcher.



    The colors that come with this tweak are limited to six built-in colors Ė these include black, pink, purple, blue, green, and yellow. As these are the built-in colors, the developer also offers you the ability to add your own colors manually. This can be done by navigating to /Library/ApplicationSupport/DockColorize/ through an SSH client and putting your own colored dock .png file into that folder. You can put both dock and multitasking App Switcher images in this folder.

    For those of you that donít want to worry about using SSH to manually use colors that arenít available, you can choose to use any of the six pre-loaded colors instead. Unfortunately, changing the color of the dock or the multitasking App Switcher is also a pain. The developer doesnít give you a list of colors to choose from and use. Instead, you have to manually type in the name of the file pertaining to the color you want. Then you have to find your own respring method as the developer doesn't give you one. You can use SBSettings, IntelliScreenX, Springtomize 2, or another method to respring, or you can reboot, which takes even longer.

    For the dock colors, you must type in any of the following file names to use them:
    • Black - "dockBlack.png"
    • Pink - "PinkDock.png"
    • Purple - "PurpleDock.png"
    • Blue - "BlueDock.png"
    • Green - "GreenDock.png"
    • Yellow - "YellowDock.png"


    For the multitasking App Switcher colors, you must type in any of the following file names to use them:
    • Black - "LinenBlack.png"
    • Pink - "LinenPink.png"
    • Purple - "LinenPurple.png"
    • Blue - "LinenBlue.png"
    • Green - "LinenGreen.png"
    • Yellow - "LinenYellow.png"


    The preferences pane where you enable and disable the tweak on demand and change your dock or multitasking App Switcher colors is shown below:


    These colorization options give you a lot of flexibility for tricking out your iOS device the way you have always wanted to. There are a fair share of stock colors for both boys and girls. It would be better for the future of the tweak if the developer offered a color picker instead of putting the burden of typing out file names on the user. If you want to change your dock or multitasking App Switcher colors, give DockColorize a try. It is absolutely free!

    Name: DockColorize
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.1-44
    Requirements: iOS 5
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: gil ben moshe
    Editor's Rating:  3/5

    Sources: gil ben moshe
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'DockColorize' Can Change the Color of Your Dock and App Switcher started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      I must admit, I had zero interest in this until I saw the picture. now I have a madddd sexxay purple dock. Helps to offset the over abundance of ugly blue in iOS.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Agree. The dock colors look very attractive
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      or you could just theme either the SBDockBG~iphone.png and/or SBDockBG@2x~iphone.png 90 x 640 px and put it in:

      Winterboard

      Your.theme/Bundles/com.apple.springboard

      or

      Manually

      System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app

      delete the SBDockBG.png.cpbitmap from:

      /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.springboard.sharedimagecache/Persistent

      and respring

      same for the folder and switcher background, it's called:

      FolderSwitcherBG~iphone.png =320 x 360 px
      FolderSwitcherBG@2x~iphone.png = 640 x 720 px

      goes in the same place as the SBDockBG@2x~iphone.png, if you theme it manually delete the:

      com.apple.SpringBoard.folderSwitcherLinen.0 through 3

      and respring there found here:

      /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      or you could just theme the SBDockBG@2x~iphone.png 90 x 640 px and put it in:

      Winterboard

      Your.theme/Bundles/com.apple.springboard

      or

      Manually

      System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app

      delete the SBDockBG.png.cpbitmap from:

      /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.springboard.sharedimagecache/Persistent

      and respring
      This tweak is free and requires less effort. Why would you want to do that?
    1. sputnik2000's Avatar
      sputnik2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      This tweak is free and requires less effort. Why would you want to do that?
      To make other colors ???
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by sputnik2000 View Post
      To make other colors ???
      The tweak already has functionality allowing you to add your own images. There is no need to use third party means of changing things...?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      This tweak is free and requires less effort. Why would you want to do that?
      Lol agree
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      He wanted to earn his cred.

      I just noticed how jagged the edges of the dock look. Dang. I'll keep it anyway.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      This tweak is free and requires less effort. Why would you want to do that?
      because mobile substrait tweaks use resources that I'd rather have to run apps, oh and you can make your dock look a hell of a lot better

      Edit: I theme manually by the way

      Edit 2: free or not jailbreakers are getting lazy
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      ^^^ That was my thoughts exactly DSG, less tweaks is good!! Endless Boot Loops suck!!
    1. patoons's Avatar
      patoons -
      is it just me, or did anyone elses folder background get screwed up? i turned off, and went and removed this tweak but my folder background is still screwed up
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Tried this, but it makes the dock too short
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      There should be a separate off toggle for each one. Had to create a transparent dock so it dint interferer with wallpaper. Now working on gradient app switched BG...
    1. shoulder_actions's Avatar
      shoulder_actions -
      Quote Originally Posted by patoons View Post
      is it just me, or did anyone elses folder background get screwed up? i turned off, and went and removed this tweak but my folder background is still screwed up
      yea this morning i tried too switch to yellow and now i cant get my docked apps and folders open.they are just stuck below the screen and my setting cydia and network folde are all down there
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      type settings into spotlight open it then switch the tweak off

      Edit: or type Cydia, open it and remove the tweak
    1. Jomar Designs's Avatar
      Jomar Designs -
      Where can i download the iPod touch 4G psd for Photoshop?
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      here
    1. Jomar Designs's Avatar
      Jomar Designs -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      Thanks. You guys can look for my themes in Cydia.