Removing the pop-up labels (application names) from the dock?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jjr.alt, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. jjr.alt macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2010
    I want to get rid of the pop-up labels which appear when you mouse over dock icons. I've routed around in the dock plist, and found that I can achieve this for items that are permanently in my dock by just blanking their 'file-label' string in the dock plist, but was wondering if there is a way to do this for all items in the dock?

    I've tried adding every logical 'key' to the plist file, I can think of, with a false boolean value, but to no luck. I'm pretty new to OS X.

    Many thanks if anyone can help me solve this!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I've never heard of any way to do this, but you could try downloading the Secrets preference pane. Maybe there's a hidden option in there.
  3. wedi42 macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    it's not exactly what you're looking for, but you can rename anything in the dock with a space.
    most of my apps are in stacks by categories. the categories are named with 1-4 spaces

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