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Namely + hiding its icon

I recently started to use Namely but having its icon in my dock was quite annoying (like to keep my dock clean).

Namely is an app that let’s you launch any application by typing in a few letters of that program’s name. Just type in a key combination ([Apple]+E here), and Namely’s window pop ups.

After a bit of Googling I found that it was possible to hide icons from the dock.

First of all, configure Namely, make sure it pop ups if you type in your key combo. If you don’t do that now, you’ll have problems to configure it later.

Once that’s done, quit Namely.

Then go to the Namely.app folder (using Terminal), and add these 2 lines

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<key>LSUIElement</key>
<string>1</string>

between <dict> and </dict>

This is what it should look like:

(Nano is the editor I use, but you can also use vi or vim too, depending what’s installed + you might have Namely installed in a different directory)

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Nazgul:~ yeri$ cd /Applications/Utilities/Namely.app/
Nazgul:Namely.app yeri$ nano -w Contents/Info.plist

This is how my Info.plist looks like:

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< ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8">
< !DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
        <key>CFBundleDevelopmentRegion</key>
        <string>English</string>
        <key>CFBundleExecutable</key>
        <string>Namely</string>
        <key>CFBundleIconFile</key>
        <string>Namely</string>
        <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
        <string>com.asagoo.namely</string>
        <key>CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion</key>
        <string>6.0</string>
        <key>CFBundlePackageType</key>
        <string>APPL</string>
        <key>CFBundleSignature</key>
        <string>????</string>
        <key>CFBundleVersion</key>
        <string>2.5.1</string>
        <key>NSMainNibFile</key>
        <string>MainMenu</string>
        <key>NSPrincipalClass</key>
        <string>NamelyApplication</string>
        <key>LSUIElement</key>
        <string>1</string>
</dict>
</plist>

Notice line 25 & 26.

And that should be it — double click Namely to start it up, hit your keyboard shortcut, and it should pop up!

Namely

No icon in my dock. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Apple

Hide your Printer icon in Mac OS X.5

I recently came upon this post; enjoy it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Makes life just that bit easier!

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Apple Software

Mac OS X.5.2

Yes, it’s here, finally!

A 355 Mb patch, downloaded over poor UMTS/3G at school and in the train… Took a while, but it’s finally installed.

Some nice few features, like the fact you can now remove the semi-transparent effect on the menu bar (makes it nicer). They also added some nice stacks enhancements.

A Time Machine icon is added in the menu bar too, just too bad you can’t make it just pop-up when it is actually backing up. I like keeping my menu bar clean. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And well, a lot more bug fixes, but haven’t noticed any of them, besides perhaps iCal that for some reason hides appointments, as if they were deleted. After changing weeks/refreshing the page, if reappears… (most iCal bugs were fixed in patch 15.1 for me)

The only thing they haven’t fixed is the Workgroup problem… Still can’t join one. If forgets the name of the workgroup I’ve entered when I close the window… Yes, there are some workarounds, like copying the network-location and so on, but I haven’t tried yet.

But hey, I’m glad with this. ๐Ÿ™‚

No big changes, but I hope Leopard’s bugs are fixed now