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10.5: Magnify Dock items on the fly via the keyboard System 10.5
I just noticed when I was trying to fool around with Spaces that by holding down Control and Shift, and then moving the mouse along the dock, the icons will magnify -- even if you have the Dock's magnification feature disabled. Pretty nice touch, if you ask me.

[robg adds: This shortcut isn't documented in either the general help for the Dock's keyboard shortcuts, nor in the Keyboard Shortcuts tab of the Keyboard & Mouse System Preferences panel. The icons will magnify based on the setting in the Magnification slider in the Dock System Preferences panel. So to change the magnification setting, enable magnification, change the slider, then disable magnification (assuming you don't want it on all the time).]
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seems to be a toggle
Authored by: Herve5 on Nov 01, '07 08:07:23AM

If you have magnification enabled, it disables it :-)



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10.5: Magnify Dock items on the fly via the keyboard
Authored by: ianeiloart on Nov 01, '07 08:42:06AM

It works the other way round, too. If your dock is set to magnify, then the same modifiers turn that off temporarly.

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10.5: Magnify Dock items on the fly via the keyboard
Authored by: dan55304 on Nov 01, '07 09:05:52AM

In my case, it toggles no modification since I have modification on by default.



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10.5: Magnify Dock items on the fly via the keyboard
Authored by: xSmurf on Nov 06, '07 10:58:50PM

This is great! I love the magnification, but to make it useful it has to be fairly big. On the other hand, I don't want it to magnify all the time and like to keep my dock very small. This way I can set a fairly big magnification (for times like when I come back from too much partying?¿?) and only use it when I want :D

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10.5: Magnify Dock items on the fly via the keyboard
Authored by: flammable on Mar 11, '08 06:36:08PM

Heh. I had my feet up on my desk, and my leg was sitting on the Shift and Control keys.

Really confused me for a sec, when I found the dock magnifying itself, even though the option was turned off.

This will certainly be useful when using screen sharing, though I wish I had known about it before.



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