Hide App from Task Switcher

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sclough, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. sclough macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have an app that's really a background app, so I want to hide it when I do Cmd-Tab or the new four finger swipe. I've done a few searches, but can't figure out how to do it. Is there a plist setting to make it hide when switching apps?

    Incidentally, I also tried Dockless to hide it from the dock, but it didn't appear to work, so I guess I need to play around manually with the plist settings.
     
  2. sclough thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry, it turns out the dock hiding trick takes care of the app switcher too. It just took a reboot for some odd reason. Some cached file somewhere I guess.
     
  3. si77hay macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Didn't even know that was possible!

    Got it working with Dockless
     
  4. sclough thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You probably need the reboot to kill the Finder and Dock processes. They will only query the app once to see if it should be shown...
     

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