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Friday, April 25, 2008

Hiding applications on start up!

In Leopard, you can access a list of all applications that open at login in Accounts that is in System Preferences. From there you can also choose if you want a specific application to automatically hide as soon as it is loaded at login. This is very useful for instant messaging applications (MSN, Skype, iChat, etc) that you want to always have running in the background.

6 Comments:

Blogger Janko said...

is it possible to do this with mail? mail seems to ignore this setting

April 25, 2008 at 3:43 AM  
Blogger Philip said...

Yeah, Mail doesn't hide for me and neither does Skype.
The windows are visible, but the apps open in the background so I have to switch from Finder first before I can even hide them properly!

BTW thanks for the blog, even if I know the tip the comments often throw in something useful...

April 25, 2008 at 5:57 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

Good tip. A little annonying that it doesn't actually hide dashboard. Dashboard on startup is a must cause otherwise when you go to use it you have to wait for the widget to load, but I'd rather it didn't pop up on the screen on boot up...

April 25, 2008 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger ÖRNiE said...

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April 30, 2008 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger ÖRNiE said...

hey matt,

if you want to load dashboard once at start you should use the tool "Dashboard KickStart"...
see http://www.alwintroost.nl/?id=40

April 30, 2008 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Janko said...

and for mail, use
Hiddenmail

April 30, 2008 at 3:45 PM  

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