View Full Version : A little tweak in AppleScript

Oct 22, 2004, 07:31 PM
I have some applescript applets I have written, but I don't want the little applescript icon popping up in my dock every time the script is launched. The script takes about 1 second to run, and every time it is launched the applescript icon for it appears, then immediately disappears. I don't want it to appear at all! Please let me know if there is a way to get around this! I have Xtools installed on my machine in hopes that I can do it with that, but I haven't figured out a way yet. Someone help, cause it is a great annoyance!


Oct 22, 2004, 08:29 PM
Save the script as an "Application Bundle" first, if it isn't already. Don't check "Stay Open" or "Startup Screen" options.

In the Finder open the script's bundle using right-click or control-click and select "Show Package Contents."

Find and open the "Info.plist" file.

Add a "New Child" and enter: LSBackgroundOnly

For a value select a String or Number and enter 1. Or select Boolean and True.

That will make the icon not appear in the Dock when it is launched.