I don't like an unnecessary permanent open port from the Dymo Label Webservice when I use the Dymo Application every few weeks.

Is it possible to remove the web service and still use the Application to print a label every now and then?

All I found on the web were instructions to remove the Dymo software completely, which is not my intention.

I have installed the newest version 8.6.1 of the Dymo Label software.


Method 1: Unload Launch Agent.

The Dymo Label Webservice is started by a launch agents while booting. You should be able to simply unload the related launch agent:

sudo launchctl list | grep dymo #check if agent com.dymo.dls.webservice is loaded
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.dymo.dls.webservice.plist

You may have to use the force switch: ... unload -w ....

Method 2: Set RunAtLoad to false.

If you are not successful you can try to change the RunAtLoad key in /Library/LaunchAgents/com.dymo.dls.webservice.plist with

sudo nano /Library/LaunchAgents/com.dymo.dls.webservice.plist





Reboot and check if your Dymo label printer also works without the open port of the webservice.

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    I edited /Library/LaunchAgents/com.dymo.dls.webservice.plist. Now the webservice doesn't start any more and printing still works. Thanks :-) – Gerd Castan Apr 11 '17 at 18:08
  • Editing /Library/LaunchAgents/com.dymo.dls.webservice.plist worked beautifully. Thanks! – Joshua Pinter Apr 4 at 14:29

Just delete it, or block the port using a firewall and see if it still prints for you. If not you might have to reinstall the application (or stop blocking the port) to get it working again.

I use Little Snitch as an easy way to block particular connections. Someone smarter than me could probably tell you how to configure the built in firewall to block the connection for free, but you could use the free trial of Little Snitch to at least see if the software keeps working when you keep it from phoning home.


Open your startup options and disable it from Startup.

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    Can you expand your answer to explain how to get to ‘startup options’? – grg Jan 17 '18 at 14:41
  • It's not in the list of startup items within System Preferences – errant.info Jan 30 at 5:40

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