Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'Hide any program's dock icon in Leopard 10.5.7?' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Hide any program's dock icon in Leopard 10.5.7?
Authored by: alexs77 on Jun 06, '09 12:17:34AM

Hi!

Hm, is that supposed to still work in 10.5.7?

I wanted to hide the icon for the Goolge Quick Search Box. So I opened the Info.plist — but, as you can see, the file seems to be binary, or something.

How would you go about hiding the Dock icon for the Google QSB, or for just any program for that matter?

Thanks,
Alexander



[ Reply to This | # ]
Hide any program's dock icon in Leopard 10.5.7?
Authored by: tedw on Jun 07, '09 10:57:03AM
well, I think NSUIElement was an older version of the plist property. it still works (apparently), but it's not documented (see here). in Leopard, the key to use seems to be LSUIElement. as to why the google info.plist file is mis-behaving... you're sure it's not corrupt? try downloading a fresh version. it gives an unknows core foundation error even when I try to open it in TextWrangler (which shouldn't be the case - TextWrangler should just open it passively)

[ Reply to This | # ]
Hide any program's dock icon in Leopard 10.5.7?
Authored by: JamieF on Nov 11, '09 11:04:55AM

You don't have to edit the plist with Property List Editor; /usr/bin/defaults can do it too. Example:

defaults write /Applications/Stickies.app/Contents/Info LSUIElement 1

Set it back to 0 to un-hide it.

Sadly the LSUIElement setting affects not only the Dock icon but also the presence of a menu bar... so if you want a menu bar but not a Dock icon this LSUIElement setting won't help.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Hide any program's dock icon in Leopard 10.5.7?
Authored by: errolbert on Sep 22, '09 06:51:38AM
You may need the developer tools to get Property List Editor which can open binary plist files.

You can register for free at http://developer.apple.com

BTW, this tip worked for me on 10.5.8.

[ Reply to This | # ]
Using property list editor
Authored by: inviscid on Jun 09, '10 10:12:38AM

If you use the property list editor that is part of the developer tools, you can just edit info.plist, add a child to "Information Property List", and select from the dropdown that appears, "Application is Agent (UIElement)".



[ Reply to This | # ]