Posted By

sudarkoff on 08/22/08


dock mac command-line

Versions (?)

Make hidden Dock icons transparent

 / Published in: Bash


  1. Without using Exposé, it is hard to tell which Mac OS X applications are hidden and which aren't. But, with a simple Terminal hack, you can have all your application icons displayed as transparent. Simply open (Applications > Utilities) and type the following command exactly:
  3. defaults write showhidden -bool YES
  5. Once you type the command and press enter, you need to restart the Dock by typing "killall Dock" and pressing enter. Once the Dock restarts and you hide applications, you will notice that hidden applications have a transparent look. If you want to reverse the command, just replace the "YES" with a "NO" and restart the Dock again.

Report this snippet  

You need to login to post a comment.