Friday, February 26, 2010

How to hide the MAMP icon from your dock

If you want to hide the MAMP or MAMP PRO icon from your dock after you opened the application you can follow this little tutorial.

Note:
  • You'll need the Poperty List Editor which is part of the Mac OS X SDK and can be found in the directory "/Developer/applications Utilities/".
  • You will loose all modifications after an update of MAMP or MAMP PRO.
  • You want reach MAMP and MAMP PRO with Command + Tab any longer. Use Exposé instead.
MAMP:
  1. Quit MAMP if it's running.
  2. Open the directory "/Applications/MAMP".
  3. Right click on Mamp.app
  4. Choose "Show Package Contents".
  5. A new window will pop up: "Contents"
  6. Double click on Contents.
  7. Open info.plist with the Property Editor
  8. Add a new entry to the list - therefore choose either "Edit -> Add Item" or click on the "Add Item" icon
  9. Enter "LSUIElement" (without quotes) into the "Key" column and hit Enter. Your entry will be changed into "Application is agent (UIElement)" automatically.
  10. In the column "value" activate the checkbox.

  11. Save and close the file.
  12. Close "Property List Editor".
MAMP PRO:
  1. Quit MAMP if it's running.
  2. Open the directory "/Applications/MAMP PRO 1.8.4" (Version number may be different)
  3. Right click on Mamp.app
  4. Choose "Show Package Contents"
  5. A new window will pop up: "Contents"
  6. Double click on Contents.
  7. Open info.plist with the Property Editor
  8. Add a new entry to the list - therefore choose either "Edit -> Add Item" or click on the "Add Item" icon.
  9. Enter "LSUIElement" (without quotes) into the "Key" column and hit Enter. Your entry will be changed into "Application is agent (UIElement)" automatically.
  10. In the column "value" activate the checkbox.

  11. Save and close the file.
  12. Close "Property List Editor"
Now there is no MAMP or MAMP PRO icon in you dock anymore.

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