Question about Java program

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

  1. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    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

    Sep 23, 2008
    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):
    chflags hidden ~/Desktop/<shortcut>
  3. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2013
    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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