Hide dock but show notifications

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SimonBS, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. SimonBS macrumors regular


    Dec 30, 2009

    I like to automatically hide the dock, because it gives me more space on the screen. Sadly, I can't see mail and Adium notifications when the dock is hidden.

    Is there any solution for this?

    Thanks in advance
    Simon B. Støvring
  2. SimonBS thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 30, 2009
    I must admit, that I don't really like Growl. I don't like getting messages on the screen. Adium can be configured so it only shows a message above the icon and Mail does only show a notification in the right corner of the dock icon. It's simple and it's clean.

    And it stays there until I've checked the application.
  3. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    My adium icon bounces in the dock when someone messages me..
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Mail gives also audible confirmations of new messages if I remember correctly, as it contacts the server every x minutes.
  5. dup macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2011
    Adium not bouncing when dock is hidden

    I have the same problem - Adium not bouncing when dock is hidden.

    Does anyone have a solution to make it bounce? (Growl is not ideal.)
  6. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2007
    You could always make Adium make a noise when you get a message I guess.
  7. dup macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2011
    Solution to make Adium bounce in hidden dock

    I found the solution. Easy one:

    Change the Adium defaults for Events:

    1. Go to Adium > Preferences.
    2. Go to the Events tab.
    3. Scroll down to "Message received", double click it, change it to "Bounce the dock icon repeatedly."
    4. Do the same for any other events you wish e.g. "Contact invites you to a group chat"

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