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Weblog:   Turf Battle: Dock vs. Menu Bar
Subject:   LSUIElement
Date:   2004-01-01 08:00:26
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Hate the dock I does, gollum gollum

If the Info.plist of an app has a property LSUIElement set to 1, then it does not appear in the dock or app switcher. I used that to make LaunchBar hide. It's quite useful. You can hide your SuitCase, etc. using the same method: Right-click (or Ctrl-Click) on the app in the Finder and select Show Package Contents. Navigate into the Contents folder, then open the Info.plist. If you have the Dev Tools installed, it will open in the Property List Editor, and you can simply change the LSUIElement to 1 (if it is there) or select the expanded Root entry and click Add Child to make a new entry for LSUIElement and set it to 1. If you don't have the Dev Tools, you'll have to manually edit the XML with any XML editor, or vi from xterm, etc.

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    2004-01-01 21:52:52  anonymous2 [View]

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    2004-01-01 09:07:15  anonymous2 [View]

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      2004-12-29 11:38:41  jjoonathan [View]

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      2004-12-29 11:36:38  jjoonathan [View]

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