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Hide dock icon #3

xster opened this Issue Jul 22, 2011 · 11 comments

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xster commented Jul 22, 2011


It'd be nice to have an option to hide the dock icon completely.


jedahan commented Jul 26, 2011

and the alt-tab icon too...

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darwin commented Aug 5, 2011

This is not possible AFAIK,

You may set LSUIElement of's Info.plist to 1. So you will hide your Terminal both from the Dock and cmd-tab list. TotalTerminal doesn't want to modifying's files, so you have to do it manually.

@darwin darwin closed this Aug 5, 2011
sachse commented Aug 12, 2011

One possible solution would be to let the user decide which app TotalTerminal should inject into, perhaps as an advanced setting or something. Then it would be possible to make a copy of Terminal, set it to agent and inject into that one, while regular terminal still had its Dock icon. Best of both worlds although it means an extra copy of Terminal lying around.

jedahan commented Aug 15, 2011

lesser known issue with this setup: it makes the preferences window very hard to interact with, as putting up the terminal will make the preferences window disappear

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darwin commented Oct 24, 2013

In 1.4.2 you can specify hidden tweak and TotalTerminal switches into UIElement mode during runtime.

defaults write TotalTerminalHideDockIcon -bool YES

aamaras commented Oct 24, 2013

Not working for me in OSX 10.9, TotalTerminal 1.4.2.

Dock icon still visible, tried restarting the app, still there.

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darwin commented Oct 24, 2013

@popavo can you comment on this?

popavo commented Oct 24, 2013

hmmm, with TotalTerminalHideDockIcon key set to true, it should just work. although sometimes setting defaults for an app that's currently running fails.
@aamaras try running do shell script "defaults write TotalTerminalHideDockIcon -bool YES" in AppleScript Editor. But make sure Terminal is not running

aamaras commented Oct 24, 2013

Yep; ran it in AppleScript Editor and it works perfectly now. Thanks 😄


By the way, if people actually wants to CMD + Tab between totalterminal (v1.5.4) and other apps, you can still do defaults write TotalTerminalHideDockIcon -bool NO and restart it.


Fantastic! It really works.

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