REALLY big Dock magnification

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  1. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    If your 128x128 icons aren't big enough for you, you can increase the magnification of the dock to really big. Type this into Terminal:

    defaults write com.apple.dock largesize -float 256.000000; killall Dock

    BTW, you can change "256" to any number bigger than the default dock icon size. I don't know why the size has to be a float, but that's the way it started out, so that's the way I left it. Unfortunately, none of my apps has a 256x256 icon, so all the icons simply look blurry. But they're really big! :D
     

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  2. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I'll do this on a friend's computer without telling him. Might give him a little jump the next time he uses his computer :)
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    if you use this command in terminal
    defaults write com.apple.dock largesize -float 510.0000000; killall Dock
    then you can get it this big :D!
     

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  4. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    is there a way to boost the maximum size of thumbnails in finder? i like to have my Pictures folder show preview, and 128x128 is too small
     
  5. SBik2 macrumors 6502a

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    for some reason in terminal it reads:2006-10-01 18:57:35.433 defaults[331] Could not write domain com.apple.dock; exiting
     
  6. SBik2 macrumors 6502a

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    Never mind... i found that somehow it was locked.. i got it to work and gosh is it huge!
     
  7. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    512 is the biggest it goes for me in 10.4.8. Anything else, it appears to default to 128.
     
  8. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    I agree. Has anyone figured this out? Is it possible?
     
  9. m1ss1ontomars thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, it isn't (according to Wikipedia). The Finder apparently doesn't have support for icons larger than 128x128 yet. In theory.
     
  10. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    Lol. Go figure that the Dock would be more advanced than Finder...:rolleyes:
     
  11. pengu macrumors 6502a

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    Diddily Daddily...
  12. benpatient macrumors 68000

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    vista's got stupid-big icons. i'm sure leopard will have even bigger ones. resolution independence might even make them think about vector icons...it would make sense.
     
  13. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    This is exactly why we need a reso-independant GUI + icons! Go BIG icons!
     
  14. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Looks really cool guys.

    A quick question:
    Could fiddling around with this code cause my noobish self to compromise my system?

    And just to make sure I got this right. To change the size back to default I just type: "defaults write com.apple.dock largesize -float 128.000000; killall Dock" ?
     
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