DockBlock
DockBlock
1.2.3c

4.8

DockBlock free download for Mac

DockBlock

1.2.3c
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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14 DockBlock Reviews

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BruceG
11 November 2003

Most helpful

DockBlock creates havoc with Exposé under OS X 10.3 Panther. Makes Exposé useless. Bah-hum-bug.
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Version 1.0
Vijer
20 August 2009
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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Version 1.2.3c
Revco
25 October 2008
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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Version 1.2.3c
Springheelmac
26 February 2007
'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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Version 1.2.3
1 answer(s)
Sideburn
Sideburn
27 February 2007
the point of this app is it lets you remove the dock
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Version 1.2.3b
Sideburn
25 February 2007
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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Version 1.2.3
Rich-K-
22 February 2007
great app installs with no problem on g4 powerbook however it does use 2-3% processor power when seemingly idle?
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Version 1.2
2 answer(s)
Sideburn
Sideburn
22 February 2007
working on a fix for that.
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Version 1.2
Sideburn
Sideburn
22 February 2007
Version 1.2.1 uses less than 1% of the cpu. Also, it only uses the cpu in small bursts every few seconds. This is for monitoriing itunes and checking for new versions (every minute or so).
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Version 1.2
Sideburn
22 February 2007
Does the installer quit or does the installation complete?
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Sideburn
Sideburn
23 February 2007
This was really just a launching problem that the installer had.. It was installing it but you either needed to manually launch the app from applications/dockblock or re-run the installer. This problem has been fixed.
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Version 1.2.1
Easer
22 February 2007
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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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Sideburn
Sideburn
23 February 2007
This was really just a launching problem that the installer had.. It was installing it but you either needed to manually launch the app from applications/dockblock or re-run the installer. This problem has been fixed.
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Version 1.2.1
Heavy-shower
22 February 2007
it won't let me install...
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Version 1.2
Dana-Sutton
02 August 2004
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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Version 1.0.6
wayne granzin
13 April 2004
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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Version 1.0.4
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
02 August 2004
assuming you meant 'good', answer: because apple engineers are quite bright people, and it is. from the HIG: 'Designed to help combat onscreen clutter and aid in organizing work, the always-available Dock displays an icon for each open application and minimized document. It also contains icons for commonly used applications and for the Trash.' That's what the dock is. That's what it's intended to do. It does that, beautifully.
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Version 1.0.6
$5.00

4.8

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