Stop a particular OSX Application Icon’s jumping animation if you do not like it by quite simple process. It is quite easy guide for controlling the animation. As we all know that, we can actually perform Slow Motion Animation in Mac OS X by following the hyperlinked guide (you can view the screencast on YouTube if you want). But to stop a particular OSX Application Icon’s jumping, you need to bit know more!
Stop a Particular OSX Application Icon’s Jumping : Must Know Things
For example, some icon starts jumps every half hour or so because one account or other has failed to connect to Internet. There is no real problem but you don’t want to deactivate all icon jumping behavior. You might just want to stop that Application’s animation.
In-order to stop a particular OSX Application Icon’s jumping, you need to edit some files – they are part of UI and wrong editing can even make your Mac not to boot properly. Thereby, this guide is intended for the advanced users only.
Stop a particular OSX Application Icon’s jumping
Some Application’s Preference Menu has Notifications & Sounds option. That window can be used to tick off the “Bounce Icon in Dock”. That is easy and can be done by anyone. Open Terminal or iTerm2 and type –
strings - /Applications//Contents/MacOS/AppName > ~/desktop/AppName_strings
You need to find the exact path of AppName.app. Then search the file on your desktop (AppName_strings) for bounce string and edit it.
Going to Apple Menu/Dock/Dock Preferences and turning off Animate opening applications, however it do not stop bouncing icons as an alert when things happen in the program. This command stops all sort of jumping for all applications :
defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE
Setting to TRUE makes non jump anymore and setting to FALSE reverts to default.
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