Dock Detox
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Removes bouncing icon in OS X Dock.   Free
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Dock Detox is a haxie that will remove application icon bouncing in the Dock. You can turn off the application launch bounces, but not when a particular application is requesting your attention. Dock Detox detoxicates the Dock from this excessive bouncing. Additionally, it includes a development kit for third-party developers to intercept the Dock icon bounce requests and display visual feedback in their applications.
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • Updated Dock Detox for Application Enhancer 1.4.1
  • Updated Dock Detox for Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther"
  • Dock Detox will now only be loaded for applications you provide in the APE Manager preference pane
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Sep 2004
Control Freak does the trick (and much more apparently), it actualy works (except with "alerts" or things like that - which in my opinion is a good point) and it is free.
[Version 1.2]


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Buddhabun commented on 05 Aug 2004
It doesn't work with Entourage on my machine, either. Does anyone know of a fix? That bouncing "e" is driving me nuts! :-P
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Jun 2004
It's not working for me at all. I use Entourage, and even though there's a preference for turning off the bouncing icon, it won't stop. I tried this app, but it doesn't stop it either.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Mar 2004
Maybe it's not possible... but, once again, I wish there was a setting for "bounce once and then stop." I like getting a visual alert, but I don't want it to bug me over and over...
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 08 Mar 2004
I second that request! :)
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Anonymous commented on 09 Mar 2004
I third that request ;)
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Mar 2004
Works quite well to get Entourage to shut up. That's all I ever used it for, and man did I miss it under Panther. Now bring on (de)Metallifizer!
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Mar 2004
This program is invaluable IF you have a program that uses dock bouncing for notification, and does not allow you to disable that behavior. The current public version of MT-NewsWatcher will start bouncing if there are any errors in downloading Usenet binaries, and bounce indefinitely - this uses a lot of processing power [Current private betas have removed this behavior].

If you don't have any such apps, then yes, it's useless for you. Don't knock a free product that's useful to others, though!
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Mar 2004
this program saved my life... i think everyone should use it... i owe my very existence to Dock Detox 1.2

thanks!
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 08 Mar 2004
I know *just* how you feel... Today, I got pulled over by a cop and he asked me why I was speeding... I told him that I'd heard a new version of DockDetox had been released so I was in a hurry to get home to my Mac and he responded: "Well why didn't you say so right away?!? Go on with your bad self", said he.

And so I did, and the rest is history. Life is good
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Mar 2004
so how is this any different from deselecting "animate opening applications" in de dock preference pane???

I haven't seen start up bouncing since the beginning of Mac OS X, and I don't need a haxie for it!
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 08 Mar 2004
This has nothing to do with bouncing during startup, but when an application in the background wants your attention. While it does this, it takes an inordinate amount of processor time, and will continue indefinitely if you don't dismiss it.
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Mar 2004
Yet another useless haxie. It's been at least a year since I've been bothered by an application bouncing for my attention in the dock. Any decent app today will let you control this from its preferences.
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 08 Mar 2004
but what about the "indecent" ones?
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Mar 2004
I used this product and my wife left me! Do not use!
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 08 Mar 2004
Not only did my wife leave me... my dog bit me, and my mother slapped me. Stay away from this software!

What a world. Heh.
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Mudflap had trouble on 27 Aug 2004
It's not working for me with Entourage 2004 either. My God that bouncing E is driving me insane. INSANE I TELL YOU!
[Version 1.2]


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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:08 Mar 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Dock Detox is a haxie that will remove application icon bouncing in the Dock. You can turn off the application launch bounces, but not when a particular application is requesting your attention. Dock Detox detoxicates the Dock from this excessive bouncing. Additionally, it includes a development kit for third-party developers to intercept the Dock icon bounce requests and display visual feedback in their applications.


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