to dock or not

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WTS
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to dock or not

Post by WTS » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:05 pm

Is Windowmizer 4.4.2 a running application ? or can it be run from the apple menu bar only ? or is that a macOS Sierra thing that it has to be a running application ?

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rgbworld
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Re: to dock or not

Post by rgbworld » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:55 pm

Yes. WindowMizer is a running application. It does not modify your System in any way. The only thing that is required for WindowMizer to run is to grant access to use Accessibility features - which is done via System Preferences > Security & Privacy preference panel.

It can be ran with just the menu bar icon. You have to go to WM preferences > Advanced panel and check the box for "Hide WindowMizer dock icon". Then WM will only show in menu bar.

Two things to note:
1) I have reports that the alert confirming you want to hide the dock icon appears twice. I am working on fixing this in the case that it is not fixed in OS 10.12.2 (currently in beta).

2) When the WM dock icon is hidden, you basically have to ignore the menu bar from collapsed (window-shaded) windows as it may not always be the correct menu bar for the collapsed window. The WM menu bar should be shown when a WM is active, but if you have hidden the WM Dock icon, it also eliminates the WM menu bar. It is not really a concern, just an FYI :-)

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