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Old Nov 30, 2006, 06:28 PM   #1
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Hide An Application From Dock?

hi guys, i was wondering how i would go about hiding an application from appearing on the dock, so that when my parents come by, i can hide it, and they wont see that it is up and running... how can i go about doing this?
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 06:39 PM   #2
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You could try Dockless, but it hasn't been updated in a long time and I think it had a few bugs.
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 08:53 PM   #3
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Perhaps you should wait until they sleep to surf this kind of material?

Or perhaps, it it's legit, you should talk to them about respecting boundaries and not snooping into your personal stuff. There are some very positive ways to explain this to them, such that by the time you're done they'll respect you a lot more for speaking up.

Unless it's iChatting with that girl/boy again. I don't think they'll tolerate that.
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 09:08 PM   #4
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you could change the icon for the application. that way when it is open in the dock it will look like some other harmless application.
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 09:09 PM   #5
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a few options, sortof:

a) apple-h hides an application's windows. The dock icon will still be there, but does that really matter? The "material" you're viewing isn't visible.

b) make the dock auto-hide (alt-opt-d). Then they won't see the dock at all!

hope those help, maybe...
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 09:29 PM   #6
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HowEver, the material is a game lol... not anything that i should not be doing.. i changing the icon might be something i could do.. but no other way to keep an icon from appearing in the dock.. hm...
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 11:39 PM   #7
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well if the dock is hidden, they won't see it! does that not work?
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Old Dec 1, 2006, 01:29 PM   #8
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this seems to be what you want to do

i hate messing with that internal stuff, but if you think it's worth it then go ahead!
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Old Dec 1, 2006, 01:31 PM   #9
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Not so sure about that..

That hint is Panther Broken, which means that it's certainly Tiger Broken too.

I'd suggest experimenting with a "throw away" app. Something you don't care if you **** it up.
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You could try Dockless, but it hasn't been updated in a long time and I think it had a few bugs.
I use Dockless and it works fine on my MBP Mac running 10.4.8
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I use Dockless and it works fine on my MBP Mac running 10.4.8
Thanks...good to hear from a current user. I've been hesitant to recommend it because it's so old and I haven't tested it myself, so I'll file your info away somewhere in my brain for the future.
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Old Dec 2, 2006, 06:32 PM   #12
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Here's a simple idea if you don't want to use Dockless and don't want to hide your dock...just change the icon for the game to something innocuous like FireFox or Calculator
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You could try Dockless, but it hasn't been updated in a long time and I think it had a few bugs.
Dockless worked very well on PPC but have yet to try it on Intel.
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Here's a simple idea if you don't want to use Dockless and don't want to hide your dock...just change the icon for the game to something innocuous like FireFox or Calculator
I read that 5 times, thinking that you must have made a mistake with innocent...god I am tired...
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