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10.7: Getting some utilities to play nice Apps
When you activate some utilities like LaunchBar and MsgFiler from a full screen application it causes you to flip back to a Desktop. You can avoid this if the app allows you to disable the Application Icon in the Dock.

For both of the third party applications LaunchBar and MsgFiler, go to the application's preferences setting and disable the Dock Icon so that the application runs as a background application. Now switching to or activating the utility won't switch you back to a Desktop and leaves you in your full screen app.

If you have a utility that allows it to run in background and you run into this screen flip-flop problem, you can try setting it to background (no icon dock) mode and see if that helps.

If the utility/app doesn't have this option, MAYBE this very old hint will help to force some arbitrary app to run in background.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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10.7: Getting some utilities to play nice
Authored by: zorg on Aug 22, '11 01:04:15PM

I love this tip, although I can't seem to make it work for Quicksilver. In fact, the ability to have Quicksilver launcher show on all spaces and desktops seems to work when the "Show Icon in Dock" IS ENABLED.
Maybe it is the version I'm using b60 1(3850). Anyone have any ideas?


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10.7: Getting some utilities to play nice
Authored by: ce1g7v2e on Aug 23, '11 11:52:46PM
The »very hold hint« won't work. Use

instead. If you want the menubar icon back, change it (back) to:


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