|Aug 16, 2009, 09:38 AM||#1|
Lock the dock?
I have two questions concerning the dock.
a) I accidentally removed an application from the dock the other day and am not sure which, any way I can see log files of the dock to see which apps were on it?
b) Can I lock the dock to prevent accidental app removal?
|Aug 16, 2009, 10:40 AM||#3|
To your first question, I don't know. If you have Time Machine running, and it's backing up your library you could grab the com.apple.dock.plist file and replace the one in your current library.
As for locking the contents, yes you can. Either via a terminal command (which I don't know) or by using an app such as Docker, which is free. (Sorry I don't know the website off hand.)
Hope this helps!
21.5" iMac, 2.5GHz i5 ; 17" MacBook Pro, 2.2GHz i7 ; 32GB iPad mini ; 32GB iPhone 5S
|Aug 16, 2009, 10:50 AM||#4|
To lock objects inside the dock, simply type this into Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.dock contents-immutable -bool YES; killall Dock
To revert just replace the YES with NO.
There's more you can play with, by replacing contents-immutable with:
position-immutable - Locks the ability to change the Dock position
size-immutable - Locks the ability to change the size of the Dock
Last edited by Simplicated; Aug 16, 2009 at 11:14 AM.
|Aug 16, 2009, 11:10 AM||#5|
You learn something new everyday.
|Feb 4, 2013, 09:45 AM||#6|
A Simpler Solution to unlocking the dock
On an Older (non-2012 Mac Air) under MacHD/Library/Scripts/Dock - you will see 2 links, a lock and unlock. For our school system, (not sure about non corporate computers) we have to click twice to activate either command.
Computer Technician Trainer/ Novell Network Administrator
Stafford County Public Schools
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Mid 2011 MacBook Air EFI Lock and iCloud lock||ahwhite83||MacBook Air||3||Nov 2, 2013 07:35 PM|
|iPhone: Lock notifications on lock screen||Pagemakers||Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks||10||Mar 3, 2013 04:19 AM|
|Lock For iMac - Kensington vs Bike Lock||BunnyBusiness||iMac||0||Dec 6, 2012 07:11 PM|
|Looking for Assistive Tech to announce pressing Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Num Lock||macropanther||Mac Applications and Mac App Store||1||Jun 18, 2012 11:56 AM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:03 AM.