Hiding running applications from the status/menu bar in osx

Discussion in 'macOS' started by limegreen5789, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. limegreen5789 macrumors newbie

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    Hello all, is there a way to not only hide running applications in the dock in OSX but most especially the status/menu bar at the top of the screen?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    What exactly are you trying to hide? Give an example.
     
  3. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    Hiding a running app from the dock will also hide it from the menu bar.
     
  4. limegreen5789 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its a vnc program that does not have an icon on the dock, but only in the menu bar. the program does not give an option to hide the icon. but i still need to program to run on start-up but look like its not even there.
     
  5. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    Oh sorry, I thought you meant file and edit etc menu bar items. If the app provides no option to hide its icon then you're probably out of luck.
     
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I use a program called Dock Dodger to hide dock icons. It looks like their website is down, but perhaps Google can help.
     
  7. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Can you not command-click the icon in the menu bar and drag it off?
     
  8. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I've only ever seen one 3rd party app that this works for, that's istat menus. Pity developers don't take avantage of this functionality.
     

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