"Hiding" running applications from each other

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by B1ueguy, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. B1ueguy macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011

    So I've run into a problem with two apps conflicting with each other. One is detecting the presence of the other and force quits. Is there a way (or another app) to hide a running app? Something like Little Snitch that operates locally. Thanks guys
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    A crude way of doing so would be to just create a second user account without admin privileges and open the second app within it; unless they're using a system-wide flag, that will hide one from the other.

    Alternately, you could find the lockfile they're using and move/delete it.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Have you considered that perhaps there is a reason the two apps won't work at the same time? Before going to a lot of trouble to figure this out, it's quite possible that running both at the same time will result in messing up data files.

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