There's a site out there with other alternate poofs AND docks, and instructions for both -- I think they take submissions, too, so you could send yours in:
when you remove a document/application from the Dock a short animation of your item dissapearing in a cloud of smoke occurs... I've noticed that, with a little bit of work, this animation is replaceable.
Introducing my new Poof! ( I call it Zing ):
(pardon the large image size)
Okay.. Here is how you install the new Poof:
- download the file
- Boot into OS 9.x
- go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources and then rename the "poof.pdf" file to something like "poof-orig.pdf"
- copy the new "poof.pdf" into that Resources directory
The next time you boot into X you'll have that poof when you drag Files/Apps out of the Dock.
[Edited by Hobeaux on 03-13-2001 at 10:28 AM]
it doesn't appear as if that website has been updated in months.
Nice poof - visual and yet not so cartoony!
It also gets rid of that "poof that stays" problem. Sometimes there'll be a little bit of the puff that lingers around. This is better. Thanks!
If Hobeaux can stand more kudos: That is one seriously poof! Here's an alternative way of using it without booting 9 or rebooting X:
After downloading, open Terminal and:
mv poof.pdf poof-orig.pdf
mv /[path to download folder]/poof.pdf poof.pdf
kill [process # for Dock]
The dock will exit and restart, and if you drag something off of it, you should see 'Zing.'
(BTW, I'm typing this in OmniWeb and just noticed that it makes use of the Cocoa spell-check service. Is this great or what?)
unix is a nifty thing -- lots of weird commands, but nifty