Dock Locker Varsity

Dock Locker

A utility for locking the icons into your OSX Dock

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A simple way to keep icons from being dragged out of the Macintosh OSX dock. Whether on accident or (as in our case) students just love to watch the "poof" of disappearing icons, Dock Locker will keep your icons in place until the dock is unlocked.



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System requirements

Macintosh OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) or better.

See below for legacy 32 bit version


Current update (10-2019):   version 0.9.6  -  fixed a conflict with Gatekeeper which could cause Dock Locker to appear disabled when starting up the first time after being downloaded from the internet.

9-19 update:  version 0.9.5 - removed an errant piece of old 32-bit code  (Livecode engine 9.5)
8-19 update:  version 0.9.4 - compiled as 64-bit (Livecode engine 8.1.10)
9-09 update:  version 0.9.3 - minor cosmetic change (runrev engine 3.5)
6-09 update: version 0.9.2 - minor cosmetic changes (runrev engine 2.9)
First update:  version 0.9.1 - added lightweight password protection and additional error checking
Initial release: version 0.9   - January 2008
(Pro and Junior Varsity versions are not planned.)

Written with Livecode - Livecode

Legacy Macintosh link:

version 0.9.3    32 bit version


"I have just come across your application, Dock Locker Varsity, and it is just fantastic. I teach in a nursery school in Bradford, UK and we use managed account for the children with 'some limits' and a Simple Finder appearance. Until Dock Locker, in order to change the apps available to children in the Dock, we have had to lock and unlock the Dock through the Account preferences, logging in and out for the changes to take effect and putting in admin passwords repeatedly. Dock Locker will not only save us all time, but make it much, much easier for all staff to vary the apps available to children on a regular basis. Thanks for a really useful app."
                       -- Tony Woods