oops i keep knocking icons off the dock. how do i stop this

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by StokeLee, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. StokeLee macrumors 6502

    StokeLee

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    #1
    Normally if you want to remove something from the dock, you just drag it off, and if vanishes.

    Well,,, cuz of my setup at the moment, my desk is my bed,, and my keyboard is on my lap, and my mouse, on a hard mouse mat on my pillow, strange i know,, but im really short for space, and will be building a desk as soon as im mobile,, (broken ankle, fotos inthe pictures forum)

    So my problem is if my mouse slips, sometimes, i go and move an icon or 4 off the dock, now its not usually a problem putting them back,,,, i say usually, because sometimes i cant rememver which ones were on.
    Is there a way to make them stay on the dock, and not remove them. Im not talking about the keep in dock for when you exit a program, i mean in just normal use,
     
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040

    tech4all

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    I know at my college they had this. But I think that was on Jaguar. I think if you make an account with limited access you can do that. What OS are you running?
     
  3. StokeLee thread starter macrumors 6502

    StokeLee

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    Its 10.4.1...
    It wont be a prob when i get my desk sorted,, just my memory, its going.. lol
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

    puckhead193

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    you can not have much of a dock and all the programs that are on your dock, put them on your desktop and use expose......
     
  5. dejo Moderator

    dejo

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    StokeLee, how are you managing to drag multiple apps off the dock at once?
     
  6. TMA macrumors 6502a

    TMA

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    You could create a new user account on your system (works fine in Tiger)

    System Preferences > Accounts
    You'll need to click the lock and login with admin username/password
    Add a new account
    Go to Parental Controls for that account
    Tick "Finder & System"
    Click configure
    Untick "Modify the dock" and click ok

    Bit of a long winded approach but it might help you.
     

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