Briefly Magnify Dock Icons

If you have your Dock set up like mine (small icons with magnification switched off) then you may have come across some situations where you would like the icons magnified briefly, for example, when I ARD into some machines with a larger screen size than the one I’m working on, the display is shrunk to fit on my screen, and as such, the icons may not be as distinguishable as you’d like.

So, to work around this without having to change the Preferences then just hold down SHIFT & CTRL and drag your mouse icon over the Dock, you will notice that the icons are now magnified to an acceptable size

just release SHIFT & CTRL and magnification switches off again

DFS Network Home – Question Mark in Dock

If you have logged into a domain account and there is a broken link (question mark) in the Dock pretending to be your network home folder then you will need to edit your DOMAINNAME.plist to prevent this. (Where you see DOMAINNAME, replace this with the name of the domain you are connecting to)

First, copy /Library/Preferences/OpenDirectory/Configurations/Active Directory/DOMAINNAME.plist to your Desktop

Change the permissions so you can edit the file

Find the key:


& delete it

Then in Terminal enter the following command to restore it to its correct location

sudo cp DOMAINNAME.plist /Library/Preferences/OpenDirectory/Configurations/Active Directory/DOMAINNAME.plist

reboot and log in to a domain account and all should be well, no question mark in the dock