REALLY big Dock magnification

m1ss1ontomars

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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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ZoomZoomZoom

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m1ss1ontomars said:
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
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 :)
 

x86isslow

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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
 

SBik2

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m1ss1ontomars said:
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
for some reason in terminal it reads:2006-10-01 18:57:35.433 defaults[331] Could not write domain com.apple.dock; exiting
 

SBik2

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SBik2 said:
for some reason in terminal it reads:2006-10-01 18:57:35.433 defaults[331] Could not write domain com.apple.dock; exiting
Never mind... i found that somehow it was locked.. i got it to work and gosh is it huge!
 

kainjow

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

m1ss1ontomars

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hayduke said:
I agree. Has anyone figured this out? Is it possible?
No, it isn't (according to Wikipedia). The Finder apparently doesn't have support for icons larger than 128x128 yet. In theory.
 

benpatient

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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.
 

Temujin

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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" ?