If like me you love to browse and fiddle on the array of beautiful shiny machines in your local Apple Mac shop, you may have noticed that the Dock is usually positioned at the bottom of their desktops. (Just in case you don’t know, the Dock is the pop up library of app icons.)
I personally keep my Dock at the bottom as well, mainly through habit but there are several options to move it. Although the bottom of the screen it a handy and easily accessible place to keep your programs, softwares and apps, it can get in the way. Usually when I want to pick and drag the corner of a window, instead of selecting what I want the icons always annoyingly bounce around.
Mac OS X is aware that we love to customize things where ever possible and so have pull out the stops when it comes to your Mac icon Dock…
If you would like to remodel yours, including relocating it, here are the simple steps to take to customize your Mac OS X Dock:
1.) Embark on a short journey to the top left corner of your screen and click on the ‘Apple’ icon.
2.) A drop down menu will present, pick ‘Dock’.
3.) A dialog will open providing you access to all of the useful and fun customization features.
This next section allows you to:
- Switch up the size of the Dock icons – make them more discreet or enlarge them for easier access.
- Alternately you can experiment with the Magnification of the icons. You can have a mild enlargement or a comical whopper icon, or none at all.
- Here you can indicate exactly which position on the Mac screen you would like the Dock to appear.
- You can get really technical and pick the effect (Genie or Scale) used to minimize a window.
- You are given the option to Animate the icons and make them bounce whenever you open them.
- You can even choose to have the dock on show 24/7 or make Mac OS X hide it when not in use.
The choice is yours!