How can I hide an open app icon from my dock?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by howruyes, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. howruyes macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2010
    This is so annoying. :mad: I just purchased the Living Weather HD app for my new iMac but it persists on having an annoying icon on the dock 24/7 and even worse, the icon shows the current temperature outside as a little red bubble over the icon the same as Messages does when you have new messages. Very unappealing. I googled ways to remove the app icon and most said to change the .plist file for the app, but that doesn't work, I tried giving myself permission to read & write on the file but it still doesn't let me and says I "don't own this file." Any advice? :confused: I can't believe Apple :apple: doesn't have an option for something as minuscule and simple as this after all these years COME ON GUYS. :eek:
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
    Select the .plist file.

    Cmd + i (get infos)

    In the bottom of the window, Sharing and Permissions, open the lock, highlight your user name, click the gear icon, and click "Make xxxx (Me) the owner".
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Just to add on to Bruno's comment.... Mavericks now caches plist files, so if you edit a plist then restart the app it will pull up the cached copy and not your changed plist version. So you need to quit the app, edit your plist, then restart to flush the plist cache, then launch your app so the new plist takes effect.
  4. howruyes thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2010
    I did what you said and I still got this upon trying to edit the "Info.plist" file:

    "You don’t have permission to write to the folder that the file “Info.plist” is in.

    You can duplicate this document and edit the duplicate. Only the duplicate will include your changes."

    Cancel or Duplicate


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