You must come across MacBooks in the Apple Store and other places with Dock Icons magnifying animatedly, whenever you hover your mouse over them? You will find below the steps to setup your MacBook to magnify Dock Icons on mouse hover.
Magnify Dock Icons on Mouse Hover
Follow the steps below to setup your Mac to Magnify Dock icons, every time you hover your mouse over them.
1. Click on the Apple icon from the top menu-bar on your Mac and then click on System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
2. On the System Preferences screen, click on Dock
3. On the Dock Screen, check the option labelled as Magnification (See image below)
Once you check the option for Magnification on the Dock Screen, you are all set to display the cool feature of Dock Icons magnifying, whenever you hover your mouse over the Dock Icons.
Quick Way to Magnify Dock Icons on Mouse Hover
Here is a quick way to setup your Mac to Magnify Dock Icons on mouse hover.
1. Right-click on the Dock Divider Line (See image below)
2. From the Menu that appears, click on the Turn Magnification On option (See image below)
Adjust Dock Icon Magnification on Mac
You can make the Magnification of the Dock icons smaller or larger by going into the Dock preferences screen.
1. Right Click on the Dock Divider Line and from the pop-up menu click on Dock Preferences.
2. On the Dock screen, you can set the Magnification level by moving the Slider next to Magnification towards Min and Max positions (See image below).
To make Dock Magnification bigger move the slider to the right and to make Dock Magnification smaller move the slider to the left
Temporarily Magnify Dock icons on Mouse Hover
Instead of setting up your Mac to magnify Dock Icons every time on mouse hover, you see this effect on a temporary basis by using the Shift and Control Key combination.
1. Hold down the Shift and the Control keys on the keyboard of your Mac and Hover your Mouse over the Dock Icons.
You will see the Dock Icons magnifying the same way as they do when you setup this feature by going into the Dock Options on your Mac.
You can make use of this simple trick to magnify the Dock Icons, whenever you feel the need to make the Dock Icons bigger, in order to view them properly.