Question about Java program

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Hoosier317, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a

    Hoosier317

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    I have a Java based program on my MacBook Pro that I must use for work and it is called Sumac. I like to keep my desktop clean, but every single time I launch this program from my dock it creates a shortcut on my desktop. It doesn't create multiple copies. It only creates one if I've deleted the last one. How can I stop this? Thank you!
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Sep 23, 2008
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    You can’t really do anything about it. You can choose to hide it instead, or you can attempt to run the program in a limited sandbox by denying it write access to the desktop. However, programs may respond weirdly to such access restrictions and you’d have to start the program from a bundled shell script.

    To hide the directory (replace <shortcut> with the name of the shortcut):
    Code:
    chflags hidden ~/Desktop/<shortcut>
     
  3. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    I would agree with hiding it. It won't make it anymore, and you aren't annoyed by it existing and being seen.
     

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