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10.5: Make the DiskImageMounter icon appear in the Dock System 10.5
Personally, I can't stand double clicking a disk image file (.dmg) on the Desktop and not getting instant notification that the disk is being mounted. This is probably not as much of a problem on newer, faster Macs. However, depending on how many processes I have running at the time, it can take my iBook G4 a while before it displays the disk mounting progress dialog.

As a result, I often end up double-clicking a disk image more than once, thinking I may not have properly double-clicked it the first time. Often times, I've just resorted to highlighting the file and using Command+O to insure that the disk will mount soon.

Here's one way to make the DiskImageMounter application icon appear in the Dock while mounting a disk image. This will provide you with almost instantaneous notification that the disk mounting process has been successfully initiated, even if the dialog box is missing in action.
  1. Launch Terminal (in Applications » Utilities).
  2. Make a backup of DiskImageMounter.app's Info.plist file first:
      $ cd /System/Library/CoreServices/DiskImageMounter.app/Contents
      $ sudo cp Info.plist Info.BU.plist
    Provide your admin password at the Password: prompt.
  3. Use the defaults command to change the LSUIElement setting:
      $ sudo defaults write /System/Library/CoreServices/DiskImageMounter.app/Contents/Info LSUIElement 0
  4. Re-set the permissions on the Info.plist file:
      $ sudo chmod 644 /System/Library/CoreServices/DiskImageMounter.app/Contents/Info.plist
This hint may not be for everyone. It's just been something that has bothered me personally for some time now. The progress dialog doesn't take all that long to appear on my iBook. But, at times, it does take long enough for me to wonder what's going on. Having the icon appear in the Dock just gives me a little extra peace of mind. Plus, the icon immediately goes away once the disk mounting process has completed.
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10.5: Make the DiskImageMounter icon appear in the Dock
Authored by: redsteven on Apr 17, '09 07:49:46AM

I might try this out.

I find that the problem with stuff like this is sometimes the window showing the progress of the disk image mounting gets shoved behind other windows and then there's no way to find it. Having an app in the dock for it means u'd be able to easily bring the window to the front

... in theory at least.



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10.5: Make the DiskImageMounter icon appear in the Dock
Authored by: hankk on Apr 17, '09 09:09:44AM
You can also use the free & simple Dockless ( http://homepage.mac.com/fahrenba/programs/dockless/dockless.html ) to do the same thing. It give you a list of all of your applications. Setting the LSUIElement property on any of them controls whether they show up in the Dock or not. You'll see a lot of entries (such as Spaces.app, and DiskImageMounter.app) which aren't normally thought of as applications, but really are.

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10.5: Make the DiskImageMounter icon appear in the Dock
Authored by: VesperDEM on Apr 17, '09 02:28:23PM

How is this helpful when DiskImageMounter quits after a second or two. This doesn't give me enough time to click on the dock icon before it goes away.



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10.5: Make the DiskImageMounter icon appear in the Dock
Authored by: virius on Apr 17, '09 03:39:59PM

When I first read it I thought "hmm, what is this good for?"

In fact it´s a nice indicator about somethong going on on your machine - and increases the geekfactor of my installation (=



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10.5: Make the DiskImageMounter icon appear in the Dock
Authored by: hankk on Apr 23, '09 09:41:32AM

Using Dockless does exactly the same thing as the original poster did -- it's just an easier way of editing the plist files. Behavior's the same either way.



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10.5: Make the DiskImageMounter icon appear in the Dock
Authored by: iamdavid99 on Apr 24, '09 11:17:13AM

Or You can simply go to the folder in question and drag the application icon to the dock



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