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flutterbird reviewed on 07 Apr 2011
WARNING Mac OS X 10.5 and up users: Download Dock Dodger at your own great risk! If you enjoy having apps that work as they should (IE: with menu bars and the ability to launch from the dock, should you 'gasp,' choose to no longer want them hidden by DD) then do NOT download DD!

You can note the issues relating to Mac OS X 10.5 and up in the 'Troubleshooting' tab and also on Dock Dodger's Web site itself.

I wish I had never downloaded or attempted to use Dock Dodger!

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Dock Dodger seemed fantastic at first, until I tried to restore applications from hiding. Followed directions: dragged apps back to dock dodger window, only to receive a message they were "successfully hidden" (again?!). So I dragged the apps back a second time to DD's window and received the message, "'X-app' successfully unhidden." Yea! Right? - WRONG!!! Every single app that I had hidden under DD now refuses to show up in Finder and furthermore has begun killing my connectivity with others apps, iPad syncing and Internet connectivity for Gmail, Mail and iCal!!!

I have deleted DD after continued efforts to restore apps and troubleshoot, spending HOURS online trying to figure out a solution and deleted .plist files and other hidden areas the DD could have accessed. Multiple restarts and thorough hard drive cleans have still brought no solution and I am suffering from complete lack of menu bar access for these much needed apps, save the "command-, " shortcut keys, etc.

WARNING to those who enjoy simplicity and less stress: do NOT get Dock Dodger!!!


UPDATE:

I spent most of the morning on the phone with the Apple Technicians, trying to figure out what was wrong. After multiple command line and terminal reboots and restarting my Mac in 'disc' mode as well as looking at .plists and many, many other possible fix-its, even the Apple/Mac techs were stumped.

iCal and Mail will launch from the Applications folder only, but without a manu bar at the top of my Mac screen. They further epically fail by giving only server connection errors when attempting to log into any of my mail accounts, including Mac's MobileMe.

The apps will not launch from the bar, although I can drag them there; they are basically 'dead' icon pictures.

Be Warned!
[Version 0.1]



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flutterbird had trouble on 06 Apr 2011
System: iMac OS X 10.etc.

Dock Dodger seemed fantastic at first, until I tried to restore applications from hiding. Followed directions: dragged apps back to dock dodger window, only to receive a message they were "successfully hidden" (again?!). So I dragged the apps back a second time to DD's window and received the message, "'X-app' successfully unhidden." Yea! Right? - WRONG!!! Every single app that I had hidden under DD now refuses to show up in Finder and furthermore has begun killing my connectivity with others apps, iPad syncing and Internet connectivity for Gmail, Mail and iCal!!!

I have deleted DD after continued efforts to restore apps and troubleshoot, spending HOURS online trying to figure out a solution and deleted .plist files and other hidden areas the DD could have accessed. Multiple restarts and thorough hard drive cleans have still brought no solution and I am suffering from complete lack of menu bar access for these much needed apps, save the "command-, " shortcut keys, etc.

WARNING to those who enjoy simplicity and less stress: do NOT get Dock Dodger!!!
[Version 0.1]



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