DockBlock
DockBlock
1.2.3c

4.8

DockBlock free download for Mac

DockBlock1.2.3c

01 March 2007

Restore your Application menu to the classic style of Mac OS 9..

Overview

DockBlock restores your Application menu to the classic style of Mac OS 9.

Sometimes, even when the dock is hidden you don't want it popping up and covering your tools. Especially when in full screen applications. Dockblock appears in the menubar and lets you toggle the Dock between AutoHide, Show, and a new Disable mode that shuts the dock down completely. DockBlock also includes an Application menu and can be set to display your itunes track info in the menu bar. DockBlock is an excellent companion to other "Dock like" alternatives.

Key features:

  • Classic MacOS 9 Style Application menu.
  • Quick access to Disable, Hide, and Show the Dock
  • Displays currently playing track title and artist name when playing music with iTunes.

What's new in DockBlock

Version 1.2.3c:
  • When switching dock states while itunes track info is displayed, the current track info would momentarily disappear from the menu.
  • When quitting Itunes while playing music, the last track played would remain in menu bar.

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How would you rate DockBlock app?

14 Reviews of DockBlock

2.5
BruceG
11 November 2003
Version: 1.0

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DockBlock creates havoc with Exposé under OS X 10.3 Panther. Makes Exposé useless. Bah-hum-bug.
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5
Vijer
20 August 2009
Version: 1.2.3c
This works!!!!! Perfect!!! The only thing that would make it better is if DockBlock could place the Dock at the top of the screen. Make sure to check the preferences; you can make the blue icon a simple toggle button to display/hide the Dock!!! That is what Apple should have implemented. Clearly the number of forum posts on the net regarding the OS X Dock would indicate people want Apple to FIX the Dock. But hey Apple is too busy patting themselves on the back to make the user interface really shine.
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Revco
25 October 2008
Version: 1.2.3c
Looks good. I've come to accept the Dock but I have issues with it instantly popping up when my cursor touches the edge of the screen. Is there a way to adjust the delay of the Dock popping open?
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SpringheelMac
26 February 2007
Version: 1.2.3
'Himmelbar' is similar. It allows you to keep the dock, and has allows full access to all your apps and utilities through two drop down menus.
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Sideburn
25 February 2007
Version: 1.2.3
if you want to reduce the cpu usage (it really uses a very small, unnoticable amount) turn off the application menu from the prefs pane.
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Rich-K-
22 February 2007
Version: 1.2
great app installs with no problem on g4 powerbook however it does use 2-3% processor power when seemingly idle?
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Sideburn
22 February 2007
Version: 1.2
Does the installer quit or does the installation complete?
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Easer
22 February 2007
Version: 1.2
If you want to remove the dock from sight, get two programs: 1) Transparent Dock, and 2) Deskshade Plus. Set Transparent Dock so that the dock is not in front of other applications. Deskshade will then keep it hidden, plus you can toggle Deskshade so that you can hide and unhide the desktop, giving you access to the dock if you so want it. Granted, you will have to pay for these programs. But if you hate the dock that much, I have found that this combination keeps the dock out of sight no matter what. Both programs have trial versions, so see if it works for you. Just suggesting an alternative to the dock haters out there.
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Heavy-shower
22 February 2007
Version: 1.2
it won't let me install...
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5
Dana-Sutton
02 August 2004
Version: 1.0.6
I think that those of you who are knocking this app. don't get its point. Even when you have your dock hidden it, it has a "hair trigger" reaction so that even if your cursor grazes the bottom of a screen for a millisecond, up she comes (compare A-Dock, which lets you set the time necessary for cursor/bottom contact before its dock comes up). This is a an irritating failing in the OSX Dock which Apple should have fixed long ago, sometimes you may be doing some particular kind of work where you want to turn the Dock off altogether to eliminate the problem. DockBlocker to the rescue.
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wayne granzin
13 April 2004
Version: 1.0.4
if you download (and buy) 2 products, fruit menu and windowshade x (www.unsanity.com) you will no longer need the goofy-ass dock OR that embarrasing half-fix expose. does anyone know why apple ever thought the dock was a god idea in the first place?
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Anonymous
01 December 2003
Version: 1.0.3
Version 1.0.3 now supports exposé and the Application Switcher (command-tab).
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4.25
anonymous-snipe-139
26 November 2003
Version: 1.0.2
Disabling the dock turns off minimization and expose, but that is because they are part of the dock, not because of this program. This program does exactly as advertized by turning off the dock. Somebody needs to make a program that doesn't quit the dock, but stops it from showing. That isn't this program's point.
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Jimw
25 November 2003
Version: 1.0.2
Unless you are a masochist, based on the previous comment or intent on completely getting rid of your Dock, just "control-click" on the vertical line in the dock (right click using a multiple button mouse - recommended) to choose to turn hiding on or off and save yourself $5 and some potential aggravation. Better yet, if you don't have a multiple button mouse (2 or more), save the $5 and put it towards one. Multiple button mice are real handy for Contextual Menus and save a lot of time and give access to all kinds of features.
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2.5
BruceG
11 November 2003
Version: 1.0
DockBlock creates havoc with Exposé under OS X 10.3 Panther. Makes Exposé useless. Bah-hum-bug.
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$5.00

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later

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