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Show/Hide Application Icon in Dock

Is there any way to keep an application from displaying an icon in the dock on Mac OS X?

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marked as duplicate by Daniel Beck, Wuffers, studiohack, Mehper C. Palavuzlar, Diago Dec 23 '10 at 7:32

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Only the way mentioned in the linked topic, i.e. you will lose your application menu and the entry in the Cmd-Tab application switcher. The behavior is similar to all applications that allow you to do this via a preference, you never get a menu without a Dock icon.

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