Help - Can't uninstall script: single app view finder script

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by maxmiles, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. maxmiles macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2009

    I'm hoping someone out there knows about a bit of programming what was talked about last year that enabled the finder to only show one app at a time on the desktop. I had run the script and now cannot find any trace of info about it on my computer. I have no way of changing it back.

    What this programming did was make it so when I switch between programs only the open windows in that program are displayed. I thought it would be handy tool but now it's gotten more annoying than anything else.

    All the keywords I have googled don't come up with anything. There is no preference pane or installer on my computer to find, it was just a terminal command. Akkkk!! I don't even know if wiping my HDD and reinstalling the OS and my user would actually get rid of it, as it might be a preference that would carry over.

    Anyone have ideas about what this terminal command was, or where I could get more information about it?

  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    1) You ran a terminal command: a single command not a script

    2) Nothing got installed so nothing exists to be uninstalled: all you have done is change a configuration parameter

    3) This is not and was not programming.

    4) To undo try entering this in the Terminal (this is also not programming)

    defaults write single-app -bool false
    killall Dock
    Note where I've put <return> you press the return key: don't type that.
  3. maxmiles thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2009
    THANKS a bunch. It worked. You're right, of course, it's not programming or script or anything I would recognized. I'm not a programmer and got over my head with this one. Thanks again, I'm breathing a sigh of relief.


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