Resolved How to hide docked apps from the app folder?

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  1. Seykela, Aug 7, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011

    Seykela macrumors newbie

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    #1
    If you add an app to the dock, it will be shown both in the dock and in the app bar.

    I want to hide docked apps from the app bar. The only solution I came to by now is subfolder in the applications directory, where apps I want to be hidden reside. It doesn't work well with some apps.

    So, is there a more sophisticated way to do this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    #2
    don't think you can

    the dock is really just a shortcut to the app

    be careful about moving things around in the application folder, things mostly should work ok, but software updates expect them to be in the original location
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    #3
    Using Leopard here. So, what is the "app bar"? Something added in SL or just a term you made up?
     
  4. Seykela thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I meant docked application folder.

    It's sad. I thought maybe there's an app with such feature.
     
  5. Gregg2, Aug 7, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011

    Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Ah! Given name: Stack (by Apple). :apple:

    Open apps will always show up to the right of the Stacks. No easy way to prevent that.
     
  6. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    You could hide apps using the terminal. Open the terminal (Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app) and enter :

    Code:
    sudo chflags hidden 
    followed by a space, then drag the app you want to hide from the finder to the terminal window and hit enter. Type your administrator password at the prompt.


    For example, hiding Safari would look like this :

    Code:
    sudo chflags hidden /Applications/Safari.app
    to unhide, just replace "hidden" with "nohidden".


    N.B. The terminal gives no feedback when entering a password.
     
  7. Seykela thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That worked. Thanks!

    If only I were more used to nix systems... :eek:
     

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