Dock Application Names

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pianos101, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. pianos101 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Does anybody out there know how to change the application name that shows up when you mouseover an app's icon in the dock? For example, i have two version of matlab that i need to run, and if i put both in the dock they both say "startMATLAB" but i'd like each one to say the version. Any ideas?
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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  3. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Which means.. I think:

    Find the original app (like in the Apps folder), rename it there, then drag to the dock.
     
  4. pianos101 thread starter macrumors regular

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    In finder the name is "MATLAB 7.4" but when i drag it to the dock it shows up as "StartMATLAB." I did just notice that this works with all other apps, so it might be a matlab thing.

    EDIT: ahhh it's a shortcut to another app, which i can rename to what i want. Thanks guys.
     

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