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Customize Your macOS Dock Design

Introduction

Taking the rights to Customize the Dock

By default, macOS restricts you from making any changes in your System Files,
which is why the System Integrity Protection has to be disabled in order to make any changes to your Dock. You can follow These instructions to Disable the System Integrity Protection, or watch the second Video at the Bottom of this Page

Customizing The Dock

We need now to get to the Files which are used to create the Docks Design.
To find them, follow these steps:

Open your Finder and go to /System/Library/

Go into CoreServices/, find the Dock.app, Right-Click it and choose Show Package Content

Then got to Contents/Resources

Search for the Files: dockbackground.png, dockbackground@2x.png, dockbackgrounddark.png and dockbackgrounddark@2x.png


These 4 Files are responsible for creating your Dock Design. You can now either open those 4 Files with a Image-Editing Software like Photoshop or Gimp, color the interior of the File, and replace them,
Or you can take one of our already Created Designs, download one of them and Copy-Replacing the existing 4 Files with the Downloaded ones.


Our Desings

Blue

Cadet Blue

Chocolate

Indigo

Midnight Blue

Pink


All those Designs are Available in the Download Center here: Custom Dock Desings

Making the Magic Happen

Now the Last thing you need to do , is to make the Dock Reload:
Open the Terminal App and type in the command sudo killall Dock, followed by your password in order to make the Dock Reload.
Enjoy your Custom Dock :)

Disable the System Integrity Protection

Introduction

The Apple OS macOS is not known to be the most transparent, or Customisable. The System integrity Protection is the Reason for that. But there is hope, by Disabling the System integrity Protection, or “rooting” you will gain Full access to everything in your System, and with that, the Right to Modify, Delete or Add files, anywhere in macOS

On a Stock macOS, The Folder

  • /System
  • /bin
  • /usr
  • /sbin

Are restricted to prevent any changes by the User.

How to Disable the System Integrity Protection

But we can disable the System integrity Protection and give us full access over everything within macOS. To do so, Shutdown your mac and do the following things:

Press and hold the Command and R and hit the power key.
Release the Buttons when the Glowing apple logo appears.
Wait until you’re in the Recovery Mode.

Open the Terminal In the Topbar, under Utilities -> Terminal

Use the command csrutil disable

Use the Command reboot.


Now you’re back in your normal System while having the System integrity Protection disabled and thus Rooted which is giving you full access to all the Files and Folders within your System.

If you’re still having trouble performing this System change, have a look at our Video which is giving you a Visual Presentation of rooting your Device.

How to fix 'api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll is missing' | Method # 1

Introduction

The api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll is a Library which is used by various Programs.
After installing some Program it may be missing, destroyed by another program or just some kind of wrong.
In that case, we need to get a new copy of that file and put it into the right folder.

Tutorial

32-Bit Windows

Download the 32-Bit version here: api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll

Paste the api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll File into the Folder: C:/Windows/System32

Now restart your PC and re-Start the program which had the error.
Now the error should not be appear anymore.

64-Bit Windows

Download the 32-Bit + 64-Bit version here: api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll

Paste the api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll (64 Bit) into: C:/Windows/System32
Paste the api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll (32 Bit) into: C:/Windows/SysWOW64

Now restart your PC and re-Start the program which had the error.
Now the error should not be appear anymore.

Possible Error Messages

How to fix 'api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll is missing' | Method # 2

Introduction

The api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0 is a Library which is used by various Programs.
After installing some Program it may be missing, destroyed by another program or just some kind of wrong.
In that case, we can download the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, and by installing it, also install the missing DLL File.

Tutorial

32-Bit Windows

Download the 32-Bit version here: Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015

Execute the Installer and follow the Steps in the program.

Now restart your PC and re-Start the program which had the error.
Now the error should not be appear anymore.

64-Bit Windows

Download the 32-Bit + 64-Bit version here: Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015

Execute the Installer and follow the Steps in the program.

Now restart your PC and re-Start the program which had the error.
Now the error should not be appear anymore.

Possible Error Messages

How to fix 'MSVCR80.dll is missing' Error | Method #1

Introduction

The MSVCR80.dll is a Library which is used by various Programs.
After installing some Program it may be missing, destroyed by another program or just some kind of wrong.
In that case, we need to get a new copy of that file and put it into the right folder.

Tutorial

32-Bit Windows

Download the 32-Bit version here: MSVCR80.dll

Paste the MSVCR80.dll File into the Folder: C:/Windows/System32

Now restart your PC and re-Start the program which had the error.
Now the error should not be appear anymore.

64-Bit Windows

Download the 32-Bit + 64-Bit version here: MSVCR80.dll

Paste the MSVCR80.dll (64 Bit) into: C:/Windows/System32
Paste the MSVCR80.dll (32 Bit) into: C:/Windows/SysWOW64

Now restart your PC and re-Start the program which had the error.
Now the error should not be appear anymore.

Possible Error Messages