Hide the Vidalia Application from the Dock in Mac OS X
The Vidalia application for Mac OS X wastes space on the dock because the menu item has all the functions a user would need including opening the control panel which can quit Vidalia. The dock item is almost completely useless and it takes up real estate.
So what I did is edited the info.plist in the package contents to add this line:
and POOF the dock icon is gone, no longer an eyesore and a waste of space.
I suggest you add an option in the program that will enable users to toggle hiding it in the dock. I know this is possible because I have seen this option in other programs.
I have also set Vidalia as a login item so now it runs silently and mostly invisibly except for the menu item. This is nice and exactly what I want. You could ALSO add an option to set Vidalia as a login item so users won't have to do this manually in the "Accounts" system preference or by right-clicking on the dock icon and then going to "Options > Open at Login". Some users don't know they can even do this.
Both these added features would make Vidalia smoother to use and they are super easy to program; I bet there are templates easily available you can copy and paste with dialog items, code, and library calls all ready to go!
Im sorry I put two feature requests in one ticket... Should I open another for the login item option?
Thank you and good luck!