Question about the Dock

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TonyRush, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. TonyRush macrumors newbie

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    I was in the Apple store yesterday and noticed that the Docks on their demo machines behave differently from mine.

    In the Apple store, when you hover your mouse across an icon in the Dock, it gets larger. If you move your mouse to another icon, the previous one shrinks back to its original size and the new one you're hovering over is now larger.

    Obviously this is prettier than it sounds. LOL

    Anyway, I see the Dock Preferences and I've got Magnification turned on. But, it still doesn't animate the resizing of those Dock icons when I hover my mouse over them.

    Thoughts?

    Tony
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    There's a magnification slider in the System Prefs panel too. My guess is you've got yours set on minimum. If you increase it, you can adjust the amount of magnification to something more noticable.
     
  3. bbergie macrumors regular

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  4. TonyRush thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, it's on and set for about 3/4 of its possible magnification.

    Still, the icons aren't animated when my mouse moves across them.

    Tony
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like they have some sort of hack installed for that. If what you are describing is true, it is not an integrated feature of any released version of OS X, AFAIK. Why don't you ask them? That's what they're there for! :D

    P.S. Am I the only one who just now realized that you can suppress dock icon bounces on launch from an option in system preferences? :eek: :eek:
     
  6. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Dock magnification has been an included feature on OS X since at least version 10.2 (when I joined the party).
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Are there any theme changers installed on your system? :)
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Try setting your magnifcation all the way up and your "Dock Size" all the way down. Surely you'll see something.

    This has been a feature since 10.0.
     
  9. poppe macrumors 68020

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    Right, but he was qouting him explaining how the icons themselves on the dock were animated. Thats what he was saying were not in OS X.

     
  10. Miguey macrumors 6502

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    hey...this is fun! i learn something new everyday...
     
  11. reh macrumors 6502a

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    I take this talk of "animation" to mean the animated nature of the built-in dock magnification. The dock icons don't immediately become larger when magnification is turned on. It's an animated process.
     
  12. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    No... I think the original poster was simply talking about magnification as he mentioned nothing about animation:

     
  13. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Mine randomly decided to stop magnifying a while ago. A dual restart did the job (that's the only time It's really played up...)
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Mmm, I'm well aware of the existance of mag, although I don't care for it. the OP clearly indicated that he/she has magnification on, has an adequate level of magnification set, and does not get what he/she believes was seen at the Apple Store.

    I'm not saying that the OP is not on crack. ;) In fact, that's my dominant hypothesis. But my recessive hypothesis is that he/she actually saw something that the Dock does not do by default that was enabled by a hack.

    Fair enough? :)
     
  15. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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  16. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, its little things like this that slightly spoil the "Mac Experience". This happened on my MacBook. A restart did the job.
     

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