Ive Lost Bowtie

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kicks66, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. kicks66 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2009
    I only really wanted the ability to create a shortcut to 'Love' tracks on last.fm, so i hid the dock icon, taskbar icon and desktop icon. Now I want to access the preferences panel, but i cant reach it. How can i get to it?
  2. Arrandale macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    Are you using a Mac? If not, this is not the right place to ask the question.
    There is no taskbar on the Mac.

    If there is a preference pane, as you say, you can access it by :apple: > system preferences.

    If it's a separate app, you should be able to relaunch it from the Applications folder.
  3. Maléfix macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
    southern-west Germany
    I had the same problem with Bowtie. It does not have a System Preferences pane, and standard relaunching does not help either. My solution was:

    1. Navigate to ~/Library/Preferences/
    2. Open com.13bold.Bowtie.plist
    3. Uncheck the hideDockIcon boolean
    4. Restart your computer to quit Bowtie
    5. If Bowtie is not set to Start at Login, launch it
    6. Select Preferences… from the Bowtie menu
  4. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Just a note, that solution will only work if you have either Apple's PropertyListEditor or OmniOutliner installed (which can read those .plist files with checkboxes, etc). If you have to open it with a more generic text editor, you'll instead have to change a 1 to a 0 or the word YES to NO.

  5. Truffy macrumors 6502a


    May 9, 2005
    somewhere outside your window...
    No, but there is a Dock.

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