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'Show icon in dock' checkbox for non-admin users #686

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DavidShepherdson opened this issue Feb 5, 2012 · 3 comments
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'Show icon in dock' checkbox for non-admin users #686

DavidShepherdson opened this issue Feb 5, 2012 · 3 comments

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@DavidShepherdson
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@DavidShepherdson DavidShepherdson commented Feb 5, 2012

(Related to issue #356.)

Now that (as of ß64?) hiding/showing the dock icon appears to be controlled by a user-level preference, rather than a setting in Quicksilver's Info.plist file, could the 'Show icon in dock' checkbox in the preferences be enabled again for non-admin users?

I run in a non-admin account, and had previously set Quicksilver not to show an icon in the dock (by editing the Info.plist or using Dockless). When I updated from ß63 to ß64, however, Quicksilver appeared in the dock, no matter how many times I edited the Info.plist file and relaunched it. Eventually I realised (by seeing what happened when I ran Quicksilver as an admin user) that the dock icon visibility is now controlled by the 'Hide Dock Icon' key in the user-level preferences file (i.e. ~/Library/Preferences/com.blacktree.quicksilver.plist).

Therefore, in order to make the dock icon go away, I had to manually edit that file and add the necessary key/value pair. Clearly it would have been a lot simpler if the checkbox hadn't been greyed out, and I could just click it instead!

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@pjrobertson pjrobertson commented Feb 5, 2012

I think the problem here is that the icon is greyed out. It is right that
Quicksilver now correctly respects the user settings (as opposed to those
in the Info.plist) so we will work on fixing this.

Thank you for notifying us of this

On 5 February 2012 20:54, David Shepherdson <
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wrote:

(Related to issue #356.)

Now that (as of 64?) hiding/showing the dock icon appears to be
controlled by a user-level preference, rather than a setting in
Quicksilver's Info.plist file, could the 'Show icon in dock' checkbox in
the preferences be enabled again for non-admin users?

I run in a non-admin account, and had previously set Quicksilver not to
show an icon in the dock (by editing the Info.plist or using Dockless).
When I updated from 63 to 64, however, Quicksilver appeared in the dock,
no matter how many times I edited the Info.plist file and relaunched it.
Eventually I realised (by seeing what happened when I ran Quicksilver as an
admin user) that the dock icon visibility is now controlled by the 'Hide
Dock Icon' key in the user-level preferences file (i.e.
~/Library/Preferences/com.blacktree.quicksilver.plist).

Therefore, in order to make the dock icon go away, I had to manually edit
that file and add the necessary key/value pair. Clearly it would have been
a lot simpler if the checkbox hadn't been greyed out, and I could just
click it instead!


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@DavidShepherdson DavidShepherdson commented Feb 19, 2012

Perfect -- all seems to be working well in ß65. Thanks to all involved -- Quicksilver really seems to be going from strength to strength these days!

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@pjrobertson pjrobertson commented Feb 19, 2012

Great, thanks for the support :)

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