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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Force a running app not to appear in the Dock!

This is a pretty cool application that forces the applications that you choose not to be displayed in the Dock even when it's running. It's a freeware called Dock Dodger. You only have to run it to choose which app not to display. It doesn't have to be running non-stop. I like the app a lot especially for softwares that I always start from a file and not from the app icon itself. It's very useful if you are running out of space on your Dock. One of the things that I didn't like is that the icon disappears from the "Command-Tab" list of running apps. The menus at the top also disappear, but you can still use the keyboard shortcuts. Overall, I think it's a great little application that has a lot of potential especially considering it's the first public release. Because of the slight annoyance like no menus, I didn't choose this for all the apps I wanted to at first, but I still activated for many simpler applications such as the software for my scanner. Download here on MacUpdate.


Blogger Jane said...

I am not sure if I would use this very much, but here is something similar that you can do to hide the entire dock if you are working with large pictures, many windows open, or need more screen area.
You hide the dock by hitting Command-Option-D. Then get it back by the same key combo.
I do it all the time when using Bryce or Terragen, as I need all the screen space I can get.

March 27, 2007 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger MacTipper said...

This is great! I downloaded the apps MenuShade and Time out, but, they both appear in the Cmd-Tab menu and the Dock. So, this is a life saver!

March 27, 2007 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Jack Squat said...

how does one revert? or even get the hidden app back in the menu bar so one could address it?

March 28, 2007 at 3:27 AM  
Blogger Javier said...

Does somebody know whats the mac button for "SUPR" in windows, that lets you delete in word? PLEASE ANYBODY?

March 30, 2007 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger diego said...

Javier: at least in my mac book, combining key "Fn" + backspace, it´s the same as "Del" or "Supr" in spanish keyboards

November 21, 2007 at 9:40 AM  
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