Hiding or Showing the PaperCut Icon in the Dock on macOS
on 14 August 2020 09:20 PM
There are a couple of options for tidying up the Dock in macOS depending on what version of PaperCut you’re running:
Hide the PCClient.app Icon in the Dock for Mac clients (all versions of PaperCut)
At that point, the app should be hidden from the running apps section of the dock.
Additionally, if you make this change on the server shared version of the PCClient.app as detailed in the User Client installation steps, then when you perform local installs or use the client-local-install.app, it will have the modified Info.plist file too.
Hide the PCClient.app Balance Window (different behavior with version 14.2)
Previously you could configure the key:
In versions of the client prior to 14.2, this would start the PaperCut Mac Client in a truly ‘minimized’ state - you would see the Balance Window in the minimized windows section of the macOSDock. Clicking on that would bring the Balance Window back into view.
With version 14.2, setting
Use the above two settings together
With version 14.2 of the client, if you use both of the settings above, you’ll have a clutter-free experience of the client where there will be no ‘running app’ icons in the Dock at all. The only visual cue of the PaperCut Client running will be the new PaperCut ‘menulet’ in the top menu bar. Clicking the ‘P’ menulet icon will display the Balance Window. Command-clicking or right clicking the icon will show the ‘Open’ and ‘Exit’ menus.
Below is an image of the new menulet introduced in the 14.2 version of the PaperCut Mac client:
What about icons in the macOS menubar?
As of version 19.2.2 of PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF, neither the PaperCut User Client nor Print Deploy Client support native hiding of their respective menubar icons on macOS. With that said, there are a number of free third party tools which can be used to hide whichever menubar icons you please. My personal favourite is Dozer, which if configured appropriately can completely hide any icons you consider unsightly, whilst also not displaying any icons of its own in their stead!