Locking the dock

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zen, May 12, 2008.

  1. zen macrumors 65816

    zen

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    I've just given my old PowerBook running Leopard to my father-in-law, who isn't that good with computers, and it seems he has developed an unconscious habit of removing icons from the dock.

    Is there a way of locking an app, icon or the dock itself so things can't be dragged off it?
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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  3. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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  4. zen thread starter macrumors 65816

    zen

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    Great, thanks for the links both.

    Seems a bit odd that it's not a feature of Leopard - for example, just right-click the icon and select "lock item in Dock".
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Its an option in Parental controls, you disable modifying the dock for any account you like.
     
  6. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Utilities like Onyx and Cocktail will also let you lock it.

    It only prevents icons being added to the dock I think.
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Not true, I've just tested it.
     
  8. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    My bad - sorry :eek:

    I'm sure I tried it in Tiger and it didn't work.
     

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