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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)

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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/ 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.

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