need to be able to remove the liveplay icon from the dock and have a menu bar option instead. i'd look for an alternative solution based on this shortcoming alone. i'm definitely not the minority when it comes to the menu item vs dock preference, especially for an app that i'm unlikely to interact with open but nee to keep running.
skype did something similar with a windows update a while back -they removed the "minimize to tray" function altogether, but eventually added it back in after receiving so much negative feedback.
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