Mail won't 'hide' at login

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  1. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

    sandman42

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    #1
    I have Mail set as one of my login items, and I have the 'Hide' box checked, but Tiger doesn't hide Mail when it starts. Under Panther, Mail would launch at login but wouldn't open a window (I would just use the Dock to see if I had new mail).

    It's not that big of a deal to have to 'hide' it myself, but it annoys me that there's an option to hide the application at login that doesn't work, especially when it used to work just fine under Panther.

    Anyone else have this problem, or better, know how to fix it?
     
  2. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    I have this problem too but i fix it by deleting the Mail.app altogether from the login items. :eek:
     
  3. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    I can't offer a solution I'm afraid, but this annoys me as much as it does you. I'd also be interested to know if anyone's found a way to solve this niggling problem.
     
  4. sandman42 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's even worse!

    Thanks, but then I'd have to launch it manually before I hide it manually. That's a step backwards!
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Sounds like a quick Applescript could fix this. Any AS'ers out there?
     
  6. sandman42 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds like a good idea, but I'd still like it to work the way I expect it to, and the way it used to. It goes back to that whole "it just works" idea...
     
  7. Marble macrumors 6502a

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    Several of my other apps perform this way too. It's frustrating.
     
  8. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Annoys me as well. It's a testament to how good OSX is that such small things bother us.
     
  9. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    It's true that we don't sweat over small stuffs. Yet, if someone notices it and it is fixed, it will make an even better OSX.
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Old problem - same thread title... :)

    One solution is to use SpiritedAway, which hides any application that has been inactive for a time of your choice...
     
  11. eagleapex macrumors newbie

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    Here's a list of thigs that don't hide at login for me:
    • Mail.app
    • Azureus
    • Finder window for a network share (SAMBA NAS)

    Old thread? any chatter?
     

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