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Another cross-plattform question   -   Jan Erik Moström <
  App icon dock hiding? No way?   -   Christian Miller
   Re: App icon dock hiding? No way?   -   Chris Cummer
    Re: App icon dock hiding? No way?   -   Will Leshner
    Re: App icon dock hiding? No way?   -   Christian Miller
     Re: App icon dock hiding? No way?   -   Adam Ernst
      Re: App icon dock hiding? No way?   -   Christian Miller
     Re: App icon dock hiding? No way?   -   Jeff Zerger

App icon dock hiding? No way?
Date: 31.05.02 04:53 (Thu, 30 May 2002 23:53:35 -0400)
From: Christian Miller
I just searched the archives. Is there no way to hide one's app from
the dock in OS X?

Re: App icon dock hiding? No way?
Date: 31.05.02 05:39 (Fri, 31 May 2002 00:39:03 -0400)
From: Chris Cummer
Christian Miller wrote:

> I just searched the archives. Is there no way to hide one's app from
> the dock in OS X?

I believe that if you search for "pList" you should find your answer. I
recall this question coming up quite a bit in the past couple of months.

Cheers,
Chris

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Re: App icon dock hiding? No way?
Date: 31.05.02 05:51 (Thu, 30 May 2002 21:51:07 -0700)
From: Will Leshner
Actually, that's 'plst'. It's a resource type, so it can only be four
characters long.

On Thursday, May 30, 2002, at 09:39 PM, Chris Cummer wrote:

> Christian Miller wrote:
>
>> I just searched the archives. Is there no way to hide one's app from
>> the dock in OS X?
>
> I believe that if you search for "pList" you should find your answer. I
> recall this question coming up quite a bit in the past couple of months.
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
>
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Re: App icon dock hiding? No way?
Date: 31.05.02 13:12 (Fri, 31 May 2002 08:12:32 -0400)
From: Christian Miller
I guess I should have added "that works". :) I compiled a test app
last night, used App Bundler to convert it to a bundle, added
<key>NSUIElement</key>
<string>1</string>
to the end of the plist.info file, and ran my app. It still appeared in
the dock. Has anyone else had success with this?

Thanks

On Friday, May 31, 2002, at 12:39 AM, Chris Cummer wrote:

> Christian Miller wrote:
>
>> I just searched the archives. Is there no way to hide one's app from
>> the dock in OS X?
>
> I believe that if you search for "pList" you should find your answer. I
> recall this question coming up quite a bit in the past couple of months.
>

Re: App icon dock hiding? No way?
Date: 31.05.02 14:17 (Fri, 31 May 2002 08:17:09 -0500)
From: Adam Ernst
Look in the size resource for the "only background" flag. That worked
for me.

Adam

On Friday, May 31, 2002, at 07:12 AM, Christian Miller wrote:

> I guess I should have added "that works". :) I compiled a test app
> last night, used App Bundler to convert it to a bundle, added
> <key>NSUIElement</key>
> <string>1</string>
> to the end of the plist.info file, and ran my app. It still appeared
> in the dock. Has anyone else had success with this?
>
> Thanks
>
> On Friday, May 31, 2002, at 12:39 AM, Chris Cummer wrote:
>
>> Christian Miller wrote:
>>
>>> I just searched the archives. Is there no way to hide one's app from
>>> the dock in OS X?
>>
>> I believe that if you search for "pList" you should find your answer. I
>> recall this question coming up quite a bit in the past couple of
>> months.
>>
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Re: App icon dock hiding? No way?
Date: 05.06.02 13:33 (Wed, 5 Jun 2002 08:33:07 -0400)
From: Christian Miller
This did work. Thanks!

On Friday, May 31, 2002, at 09:17 AM, Adam Ernst wrote:

> Look in the size resource for the "only background" flag. That worked
> for me.
>
> Adam
>
> On Friday, May 31, 2002, at 07:12 AM, Christian Miller wrote:
>
>> I guess I should have added "that works". :) I compiled a test app
>> last night, used App Bundler to convert it to a bundle, added
>> <key>NSUIElement</key>
>> <string>1</string>
>> to the end of the plist.info file, and ran my app. It still appeared
>> in the dock. Has anyone else had success with this?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> On Friday, May 31, 2002, at 12:39 AM, Chris Cummer wrote:
>>
>>> Christian Miller wrote:
>>>
>>>> I just searched the archives. Is there no way to hide one's app from
>>>> the dock in OS X?
>>>
>>> I believe that if you search for "pList" you should find your
>>> answer. I
>>> recall this question coming up quite a bit in the past couple of
>>> months.
>>>

Re: App icon dock hiding? No way?
Date: 31.05.02 19:16 (Fri, 31 May 2002 11:16:06 -0700)
From: Jeff Zerger
> I guess I should have added "that works". :) I compiled a test app
> last night, used App Bundler to convert it to a bundle, added
> <key>NSUIElement</key>
> <string>1</string>
> to the end of the plist.info file, and ran my app. It still appeared in
> the dock. Has anyone else had success with this?
>
> Thanks
>

I haven't done this in a while, but I think it goes like this:

1. Compile a normal version of your app.
2. Open the app in ResEdit and view the plst resource. Copy all the text
in the plst resource IDto a text editor and add the the NSUIElement key
and string as above.
3. If you don't already have a "Resources" file in your project, add one.
4. Open your projects resource file, and add a new resource of type "plst"
with ID
5. Paste in the modified plst data from the original app.
6. Save the changes to your resources file
7. Compile a new version of your app.

That should do it. Basically, you just need to override the plst that
REALbasic is going to create for you with one that includes the NSUIElement
key.

Hope that helps.
Jeff

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