Dock count for AppleMail while closed?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by shamanskyh, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. shamanskyh macrumors member

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    Hi! Is there any way I can get Apple Mail to show (and preferably update) the count on the badge while it's closed? The other option I thought of would be having Mail open on login, but hide -- If I did this, can I get the blue indicator to go away for this app only? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Not the way you are describing.

    You can use a 3rd party utility to check your inbox and provide a count of unread mail items. Check this site for more: Hawkwings

    What's wrong with seeing the blue indicator on the dock if Mail is minimized? Are you wanting to hide your emails from someone?
     
  3. NATO macrumors 68000

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    That's the joy of OS X, you can have lots of apps open but totally hidden, I usually have Safari, Mail, iCal, Address Book, Quicktime, Preview, Skype, Adium etc all open when I start my computer, that way they're already running and quick to respond when I need to use them. Unless you're very short of memory you might find that to be very useful.
     
  4. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    I'm awfully curious about why you have a desire to do this.

    To me, the whole point of closing Mail is so it stops checking Email.

    I'm sure you have a good reason. I'm just curious as to what it is, if you don't mind sharing.
     
  5. shamanskyh thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks

    it's actually nothing secretive, it's just that I'm a little OCD about my dock. I like to "start fresh" every time I log in, but I guess it's not that big a deal. I was thinking there might be something similar to how iChat can show an online status through the menu bar, but if there's not, it's okay.

    :) Thanks for all the replies!
     
  6. Achiever macrumors 6502

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    I've been looking for a utility that did this with Mail. Thanks!
     
  7. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Awesome. :)
     

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