How to Change the Docks Color on macOS?

Are you interested in customizing your macOS by changing the color of its docks? If yes, then you must know that this is one of the most liked ways to add a nice personal touch to your notebook. And in this article, I am going to show you how you can change the color of your docks in macOS. Though it does involve a bit of a method for overcoming the limitation in a program, and the results are worth
putting efforts for.

So, now the question must be being raised in your mind is “how can I make the Dock look colorful on my macOS?” Well, first of all, you need to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) on your PC to get started with the process. After that, you can copy specific files and bring a photo-editing app in use to tweak their color. And the good news is that Terminal comes into the picture as well. So, are you ready to give it a shot on your device! Let’s walk through the process given below and keep reading the article.

1. Open the Finder on your Mac.
2. Then type System/Library/CoreServices in the field that pops up.
3. Tap on the “Go” button present right below the Finder’s field.
4. Select the Show Package Contents option by right clicking on
5. After that, go to the Content folder.
6. Open the Resources option by clicking on it.
7. Here in this section, you will have to copy and paste the below-given files
on your desktop or folder. Choose the one you think appropriate for you.
:- dockbackgrounddark.png
:- dockbackgrounddark@2x.png
:- dockbackground.png
:- dockbackground@2x.png

Note: It is recommended to create a folder named Backup. Then, the four files
need to be pasted into that folder. This process is for you to make sure your
backup files are safe. Moreover, you may use them in case any annoying thing
takes place.

8. Up next, you will need to choose and use your favorite photo editing app in
order to change the color of files you have copied.
9. And now, you have to paste and replace the files you have edited into the
resources folder.

Note: pasting and replacing the edited files into the resources folder will
require you to enter the password for authentication.

10. At last, you just need to launch Terminal and enter the “sudo killall Dock”
command for reloading the Dock.

That’s all. Now you can check the Dock color of your macOS. It will look
amazing, probably like exactly you wanted it to be.

Thank you for reading this article; I hope that the information you read above is going to be useful to you.

James thomas is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at


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