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10.5: Keep Virtual PC 7's kext out of the Dock Apps
In Leopard, although Virtual PC 7 generally works fine, it puts VirtualPCNetworking1040.kext in the Dock, which should be running in the background.

To fix this, open its Info.plist file (probably at /Library » Extensions » VirtualPCNetworking1040.kext » Control-click and pick Show Package Contents » Contents » Info.plist), and add a key of LSUIElement with a string value of 1 just before the final </dict> tag. In a text editor, this would be:
<key>LSUIElement</key>
    <string>1</string>
Or you can use the Property List Editor from the Developer Tools to add a new child of the Root with the appropriate key (LSUIElement), class (String), and value (1). Google LSUIElement if you need help using it appropriately; I just wanted to point out that using it will get the kext out of your dock!
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10.5: Keep Virtual PC 7's kext out of the Dock
Authored by: Sven G on Jan 11, '08 09:12:30AM

Great hint!

On a related front, is it true that VPC doesn't recognise CDs anymore in Leopard?

That would be the other major bug, indeed.

Anyway, I'll repeat it ad nauseam: Microsoft (or Apple, alternatively), you could at least have provided a small VPC patch for Leopard - not an enormous deal, after all!

Ergo, "sursum corda!", software vendors... ;-) :-)



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Works on MenuCalendarClock too!
Authored by: markrichards on Jan 11, '08 03:32:31PM
This trick removes the dreaded MenuCalendarClock dock icon too! If you have the property list editor:

open '/Applications/MenuCalendarClock iCal.app/Contents/Info.plist'
...and add the same key. Ah... refreshing.

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10.5: Keep Virtual PC 7's kext out of the Dock
Authored by: maunsell on Jan 18, '08 10:03:32AM

I didn't mind the Virtual PC 7's kext in the dock so much. It is losing the ability to read CDs when using Virtual PC 7 that really hurts. I don't use Virtual PC 7 for much. But, I do need it for my Garmin GPS maps, routes and waypoints. Any Ideas on how to Get the CDs recognized?



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