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Hiding the PaperCut Icon in the Dock on Mac OS X
Last modified on 23 June 2014 09:41 AM

Hide the Icon in the Dock for Mac clients

  • Install the PaperCut Client for Mac
  • Right click or Control-Click the application
  • Select ‘Show Package Contents’
  • Select the ‘Contents’ folder
  • Open the ‘Info.plist’
  • Add the following into two new lines as shown in the screenshot below
  • Save the file and then restart the client.

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 as detailed in the User Client installation steps, then when you perform local installs or use the, it will have the modified Info.plist file too.

Hide the Balance Window (different behavior with version 14.2)

Previously you could configure the key: minimized=Y in the file as per the User Client Options

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 Mac OS Dock. Clicking on that would bring the Balance Window back into view.

With version 14.2, setting minimized=Y means that the balance window does not appear at all - even in the minimized windows section of the Mac OS Dock. To view the Balance Window, you can click on the ‘P’ icon - the PaperCut menulet in the top menu bar - which will then display the balance window. You can then use the red ‘x’ on the window, or cmd-w to close the Balance Window again.

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: