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08-18-2009, 07:48 AM #1Dock Prefs 3.4 - Make a new category
Really wanting to get Dock Prefs 3.4 working on firmware 3.0. Overall, it seems to work but I can't add a category. Here is what happens:
Pick an app >
Enter text into the 'New category' field.
x Bottom half of the screen goes white. Doesn't crash, but category won't stick.
- Uninstalled Categories (unhid all apps prior to uninstalling)
- Uninstalled, reinstalled Dock 3.4
For others, can't verify issue w/categories or apps hidden through poof.
Thanks for any input. The iPhone needs much app switching and this is the closest.
08-24-2009, 12:17 AM #2
Anyone else running into problems organizing apps in Dock Prefs?
08-24-2009, 12:23 AM #3
of course you are running into issues. the app is not ported to 3.x yet. youll just have to wait til its fully compatableThe beatings will continue until morale improves.
09-23-2009, 01:57 AM #4
10-17-2009, 03:01 PM #5Add Dock 3 Categories Manually
The procedure that I've found reliable to create a new category is:
1) if any new apps have been installed, reinstall Dock 3.0 in Cydia (this rebuilds the preferences file to include new apps, previous edits will be preserved).
2) Turn "Enable Dock" to OFF in Dock Prefs (not sure if this is necessary, but a reasonable precaution)
3) edit the file: /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.natetrue.dock2.plist
Each app has an entry of the following form, using blackra1n as an example:
<key>blackra1n</key> <dict> <key>category</key> <string>Uncategorized</string> <key>displayname</key> <string>blackra1n</string> <key>installed_asof</key> <integer>1255807839</integer> </dict>
Under the <key>category<key> the <string>Uncategorized</string> sets the category this app is assigned to.
Simply change this string <string>Uncategorized</string> to whatever category you like whether it exists already or not. If the category doesn't exist, Dock 3 will create one.
4) You only have to change one app to a new category. After that, you will be able to move apps into that new category from within the Dock Prefs app.
5) Open Dock Prefs and move any other app(s) you like to the new category(ies). set "Enable Dock" to ON and restart SpringBoard.
The new category with it's app(s) should now appear in the Dock.
Footnote: After disabling and re enabling the Dock, it seems that the app will update the backup preferences file by itself: /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.naterue.dock2.backup.plist, so you only have to edit the main preferences file. Also note the apparent typo in the backup file "naterue", instead of "natetrue". This appears hardcoded in line 115 of the source file: dock2prefsAppDelegate.m - natetruestuff - Project Hosting on Google Code
Last edited by BLiS; 10-17-2009 at 03:11 PM.