Inset Dark Dockling Skin by ~theBassment

by Scott Chitwood • Thursday August 26th, 2010
Posted in Dock Skins & Mods, Snow Leopard UI Mods

Here’s a nice little UI mod that you’ll find easy on the eyes.  Install is simple and offers up a good learning experience for getting familiar with system files.  Let’s download our working components and dig into the little beastie.

inset dark dockling skin

One more thing along the way — let’s back up our destination files.  For the Dock we’ll want to save a copy of it’s ‘Resources’ folder located with the ‘Contents’ directory.  The ‘sArtFile.bin’ is located in the ‘Resoures’ directory within the ‘CoreUI.framework’.  Use the ‘Go to Folder…’ command in the Finder for navigating to both locations.


  1. Run the Inset 1.02 installer.  Essentially you could finish up here, but (from my personal perspective) the docklings are a little too transparent.  This can make list items difficult to read when they appear over open windows/documents or overlay some desktop wallpaper images.
  2. The image files included with Inset: Dark remedy the transparency issue noted above.  Files for the ‘Dock’ can be copied directly into the ‘Resources’ folder.  We’ll need to fire up Theme Park to replace image files located within the ‘sArtFile.bin’.
  3. When Themepark is launches hit the ‘Edit sArtFile’ button, then locate specific image numbers as they are listed within the ‘Inset: Dark’ files.  Select an image with Themepark and it loads into an image well.  Now drag the corresponding image file from ‘Inset: Dark’ into the image well.  Easy cake amigo.
  4. When you’re done switching images do a ‘Command-S’ to save the updated file, hit the ‘Apply Theme’ button, and Quit out.
  5. Reboot your Mac.  Enjoy your new docklings and do the Happy Dance™ in celebration of newly acquired knowledge.  :^)

Disclaimer: Apply this UI mod at your own risk, Rampant Mac not responsible for damage/loss.


  1. Cubixel
         August 27, 2010


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