To begin, click the Apple logo in the upper left-hand corner.
Open System Preferences from the drop down.
Once System Preferences is open, select "Dock & Menu Bar."
Now, you can customize your "Dock & Menu Bar" preferences!
First, consider changing the size of your Dock by sliding the toggle to the left or right. Consider, however, that your ability to adjust the size of your dock is based on a couple of factors, such as the amount of apps you have in your dock. If you need a bigger Dock that you can see better, consider removing non-essential apps from your Dock. If you are like me, you probably have too many apps on your Dock to allow it to get to the biggest size.
Second, consider turning on Magnification. This preference can be really helpful if you have trouble locating apps due to vision-related issues. To use Magnification, you will bring your cursor to the dock and scroll over the apps you want to magnify.
Next, consider seeing what it's like to move your Mac's Dock around on the screen. Your Dock can be moved to the following positions on your Mac's screen:
By default, your Dock will be on the bottom of your Mac's screen. Try out the other options to see what you prefer!
Lastly, consider altering some of the other default Dock preferences. The other changes you can make are as follows:
- Double-click a window's title bar to zoom (chosen by default) or minimize
- Minimize windows into application icon (off by default)
- Animate opening applications (on by default)
- Automatically hide and show the Dock (off by default)
- Show indicators for open applications (on by default)
- Show recent applications in Dock (on by default)
Of course, changing these default settings are a matter of preference. Just make note of what you change, so if you don't like those changes, you can always change them back!
Now, go enjoy your newly customized Mac Dock!