Platforms | Pluckeye

This page explains what operating systems Pluckeye is supported on.


Pluckeye v0.99.60 works on Windows 7 (with service pack 1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. Some older versions of Pluckeye support XP and Vista. If you’re interested in finding the latest version of Pluckeye that supports these systems, please let us know.

Windows 7, Vista, and XP computers that do not have Microsoft hotfix 2590550 installed, and that have also have some other products, may lose Internet connectivity completely. The root cause is as yet unknown.


Pluckeye v0.99.52 supports Mavericks (10.9) through Catalina (10.15). Pluckeye does not support Big Sur, and the most recent version of Pluckeye on macOS as of 2021-01-28 is 0.99.52.

If you like, you can vote for support for Big Sur.

Pluckeye v0.97.10 supports macOS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), and 10.8 (Mountain Lion), but it is not Internet accessible. If you want to use it, you can drop us a line.

See also: macOS High Sierra


Pluckeye requires Linux circa 2012 (glibc 2.14+) or newer that mostly adheres to the Linux Standard Base (the majority of Linux distributions). However, Pluckeye is only regularly tested on a couple Debian-based systems.


Sometimes users ask why Pluckeye doesn’t block Firefox when installed from the Ubuntu software center, or similar locations.

The answer is that Snaps and Flatpak on Linux aren’t yet supported.

The good news is that Snap infrastructure is fairly easy to remove from a system:

On Debian/Ubuntu:

   sudo apt-get purge snap snapd flatpak
   sudo apt-get clean
   pluck add nhb

Why enable the nhb feature? Because the package manager is ordinarily allowed. But with nhb on, you can use Pluckeye rules to limit the package manager.

For example, to limit package management activity on an Ubuntu machine to Mondays from 10am to 12pm:

   pluck + when M10-12 allow


   pluck + when M10-12 allow program:/usr/lib/apt/methods/http

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS users may want to install Brave or Vivaldi, or do the following to install the non-Snap version of Chromium:

   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:system76/pop
   sudo apt install chromium



On Android, Pluckeye is a browser and it is typically used along with an app locker. Pluckeye requires Android 4.4 (KitKat) or above. See android.

Chrome OS (Chromebooks)

You can try Pluck Lite in Chrome on a Chrome OS device, but the system feature will not work. If you want that ability, you must use a real Linux, not Chrome OS.


Sorry, no. But you can request it.

Windows Mobile

Sorry, no. But you can request it.