Invisible App

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    Hi all,

    I am writing an app that I want to be invisible - ie, no dock item.
    I want it to run on startup and be configurable via the system
    preferences, but otherwise the user would have no reason to interact
    with the app.  Can someone tell me how I would go about this?

    I considered a menu extra, but it appears that apple recommends that
    we not do that.  There would not be a good enough argument to make my
    app a menu extra so the above seems the ideal situation.

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

    BW,
    Jamie Frater
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  • Hi,
    sounds like they key LSSUIElement=true in your plist might be what
    you want. Look at Launch Services docs and/or just google! :)

    Regards,
    Dominik

    On Oct 15, 2006, at 11:27 PM, Jamie Frater wrote:

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    > Hi all,
    >
    > I am writing an app that I want to be invisible - ie, no dock
    > item.  I want it to run on startup and be configurable via the
    > system preferences, but otherwise the user would have no reason to
    > interact with the app.  Can someone tell me how I would go about this?
    >
    > I considered a menu extra, but it appears that apple recommends
    > that we not do that.  There would not be a good enough argument to
    > make my app a menu extra so the above seems the ideal situation.
    >
    > Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > BW,
    > Jamie Frater
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  • On Oct 15, 2006, at 3:27 PM, Jamie Frater wrote:

    > I am writing an app that I want to be invisible - ie, no dock
    > item.  I want it to run on startup and be configurable via the
    > system preferences, but otherwise the user would have no reason to
    > interact with the app.  Can someone tell me how I would go about this?

    <http://developer.apple.com/documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/
    BPRuntimeConfig/Articles/PListKeys.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/
    20001431-108256
    >

    Nick Zitzmann
    <http://www.chronosnet.com/>
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