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Remove icons from the Dock in Mountain Lion
Authored by: RussellK on Jul 25, '12 11:36:21AM

Removing icons *for unopened apps* was no big mystery to me...but after this morning's upgrade to Mountain Lion, what's irking ME is that some apps which offer the option to have their icons not appear in the dock (i.e., to keep them from filling up the dock because they're just open all the time on my computer) seem to no longer be able to force this to happen.

A specific example: I use an app called NewsBar to display a selection of RSS feeds along the side of my screen. In the app's preferences, there is a toggle box for "Show in Dock" which I always toggle "off" to keep the icon out of my dock. This no longer forces the icon out of my dock in Mountain Lion.

Anyone know if there's a way to remove OPEN apps' icons from the dock in Mountain Lion? Or is this something the developers of such apps will need to figure out and update?



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Remove icons from the Dock in Mountain Lion
Authored by: Sesquipedalian on Jul 25, '12 12:44:06PM

What you are describing is having an application run in the background. This usually requires a special setting, and isn't something that can be accomplished merely by dragging an icon out of the dock. The developer has to implement this in order for it to be made possible. (Well, unless you want to hack the Info.plist inside the application bundle yourself, which will break the code signature on the application.)



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Remove icons from the Dock in Mountain Lion
Authored by: RussellK on Jul 26, '12 10:26:43AM

Thanks for the explanation and clarification. My issue was/is that apps which previously ran as "hidden" from the the dock (but not actually "hidden" since I could see them on my desktop) seem to not necessarily be able to still do so in Mountain Lion. I'm guessing it will be up to individual developers to patch these issues...



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