hide running application from dock?

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  1. flat6 macrumors regular

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    I've got LaunchBar running at all times on my computer (on OSX Leopard) but I don't want it showing up in the dock. Some apps have a hide-from-dock option in their Preferences, but as far as I can tell LaunchBar doesn't. So how do I tell OSX to keep it out of the dock?
     
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  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    You can try something like Dockless to change the mode so that it is hidden from the dock.

    Or you can edit the applications Info.plist to include the following

    LSUIElement 1
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    thank you for this! worked a treat :)
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    actually, while we are on this - whenever i hide the application i cannot get it back because it does not appear anywhere in the dock. any ideas?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I haven't tried Dockless, so I don't know if this applies, but wouldn't a hidden app be revealed with Command-Tab? Or does Dockless remove it from that list, as well?
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i went through the "manual" way of doing it - and it doesnt show up through any GUI method, dock or :apple+Tab :(
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    the "fix" to this, is to launch the app through spotlight - it shows it :)

    ingenius!
     

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