- Taking Advantage of Custom Settings
- Moving the Dock Around
- Changing the Dock's Size
- Customizing the Dock's Behavior
- Changing the Way the Finder Works
- Changing Your Desktop Picture
- Changing Your Screen Saver
- Changing Your Login Icon
- Changing Your Mac's Language
- Adding Login Items
- Increasing Your Mac's Security
- Making Your Own Widgets
- Automatically Updating Your Widgets
- Creating Custom Network Locations
Customizing the Dock’s Behavior
As if moving the Dock around and changing its size weren’t enough, there’s yet more you can do to make the Dock work just the way you want it to. The Dock preferences enable you to control the way the Dock moves—or, more precisely, the way its icons move and change size and the way windows enter the Dock.
Choose Apple menu, Dock, Dock Preferences.
Click and drag the Magnification slider toward Max if you want Dock icons to be enlarged as you pass the mouse cursor over them.
Choose an option from the Minimize windows using pop-up menu.
Click the Animate opening applications check box to make Dock icons bounce as their programs start up.