Can we hide the orange dot without disabling SIP?

A bit of background.

When macOS Monterey was announced, Apple added an orange dot indicator that appears on top of everything whenever the microphone is in use.

Kidding, it was quite a nice privacy addition actually. We could finally see in realtime when an app used the microphone, and what app that is.

But this wasn’t something that everyone wanted.

And so begins a detailed article about to hide the orange dot indicator. Can it be done without disabling System Integrity Protection?


  1. 2023-03-30 10:18 pm
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