Icon change once application is hidden?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mattachoo, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Mattachoo macrumors newbie

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    Recently, my laptop was stolen and I just received my new one today. On my old one, I had an program installed, I think it was in the preferences actually, that made it so when I "hid" an application, the corresponding application icon in the Dock would dim; its opacity would lower. This way, you knew that application was currently hiding.

    I can't remember the name of the program that I used to get this desired effect. Anyone else know of the program I am talking about or of another program that can achieve the same effect? Thanks
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  3. Mattachoo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Terminal fix worked, thank you. I don't understand why some of these features aren't available to edit in the Preferences Pane. No reason why we should have to do these work-arounds for it.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Apple may not consider some of these "hidden" features to be ready for prime time, or didn't feel they could add the settings for them to the interface in a way they liked. The Terminal commands aren't really work-arounds, they're just a different interface than you're use to. The preference files can also be opened in property list editor for a more graphical experience. An app you may like though, is TinkerTool, which was built to get at some of these more elusive settings.
     

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