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Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hysteria, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. hysteria macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure if this is where it goes and searched a bit but couldn't find it. Stupid little thing but I've used other Macs before and when the mouse goes over the icons it makes it larger, I'm sure you know what I mean. Mine doesn't do it...I've resized it smaller with still no luck, tried looking around in the settings and stuff with no luck...any ideas? Something I have to download or something?

    Thank you.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    System Preferences > Dock > check "Magnification"
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Do you mean the icons in the Dock? If so, click on the apple in the top left corner of the screen, go to Dock, and select "Turn Magnification On."
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Drives me absolutely nuts when this is turned on. Rule #1 of a GUI is that your target should NOT move as you approach it.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I agree 100%. My fiancée has it turned on, and it kills me to use it when I'm too lazy to switch over to my account on that machine.
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That is so true. :(

    ...but I always turn magnification on when I'm showing my Mac to PC users. It amazes them every time. :D
     
  7. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I kind of like having the magnification turned on. Only very slight though. :eek:

    I don't know why, I suppose it just looks nice.
     
  8. hysteria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, I'm sorry I made a thread about this, I could of swore I tried that, thank you very very much. (it was the magifinication thing)
     

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