How to hide the "Parallels Desktop" icon from my dock?

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by Hubert4, Dec 22, 2021.

  1. Hubert4

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    In the attached image, you can see the "Parallels Desktop" icon in the dock. How do I hide that? It's ugly, takes space, and if I need it I can find it on the menu bar at the top. It's the way most normal apps do it (Docker, VPNs, ...).
     

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  2. Avinash Bundhoo

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    Hello,

    We do not have a feature to disable Parallels Desktop icon from the Mac dock.

    You can hide only the virtual machine icon from Parallels Settings

    You can remove it by following the steps as previously mentioned
    1. Quit Parallels Desktop
    2. Drag Parallels Desktop icon out of the Dock to the trash
    Note: Only the alias is removed; the actual item remains on your Mac.

    Let us know if this is what you wanted to do

    Thanks
     
  3. DebasmitaM

    DebasmitaM Forum Maven

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    Hi, please refer to https://kb.parallels.com/en/112798 for resolving the issue.
     
  4. AnupamA1

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    It talks about removing application icons. I want to remove extra "Parallels Desktop" icon from the dock. How do I do it?
     
  5. Avinash Bundhoo

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    Hello,
    Thank you for your reply.

    To remove an item from the Dock, you need to drag the item out of the Dock until Remove is shown.
    Note: Only the alias is removed; the actual item remains on your Mac.

    Thanks
     
  6. AnupamA1

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    That didn't work either.
     
  7. AnupamA1

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    Did you test it yourself? This does not work either. The parallels extra icon remains along with OS icon.
     
  8. Avinash Bundhoo

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    Hello,
    Thank you for your feedback
    Can you please share a screenshot of the "Parallels Extra icon"?

    Thanks
     
  9. AnupamA1

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    As you can see there is no option to disable parallels dock icon. Only for Virtual Machine dock icon.
     

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  10. Avinash Bundhoo

    Avinash Bundhoo Staff Member

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    Hello,

    We do not have a feature to disable Parallels Desktop icon from the Mac dock.

    You can hide only the virtual machine icon from Parallels Settings

    You can remove it by following the steps as previously mentioned
    1. Quit Parallels Desktop
    2. Drag Parallels Desktop icon out of the Dock to the trash
    Note: Only the alias is removed; the actual item remains on your Mac.

    Let us know if this is what you wanted to do

    Thanks
     
  11. AnupamA1

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    Thanks for admitting it! Please implement it in your next version - Parallels has done a great work in supporting Windows on Mac, users are well aware of it, there is no need for that extra icon in the dock.
     

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