How to enable previews for open applications in the dock bar on the Mac




Many “makovody” aware of Aero Peek feature in the operating systems Windows: the system allows you to quickly browse through the open windows programs just by pointing the cursor on the icon in the taskbar. HyperDock utility does the same thing – brings Aero Peek feature on OS X.


HyperDock offers dozens of useful functions, including preview and auto-scaling of windows, as well as unique shortcuts.

A small utility for setting panel is set for a couple of seconds and is included without rebooting. The most interesting feature of the program – a preview window. When you hover over the active icon in the Dock pops up a transparent window with thumbnails of all open windows. In the first tab of the settings of the “activation delay”, you can specify the period before the appearance of thumbnails, change the thumbnail size, include background blur and signature windows.

Some standard applications like iTunes and iCal in HyperDock have special options: the first shows the cover of the current album and controls (play, pause and change tracks), the second – a list of current tasks.


HyperDock also activates unusual keyboard shortcuts and includes features Windows Management, who like many users of Mac. Hot keys can be set for any object in the Dock, or for specific applications. The idea is excellent, although the choice of ready-made keyboard shortcuts not great. For example «Command + click” on the icon will open a new Finder window (for Mail – a new letter), ALT + Click – Mission Control selected application, CTRL + ALT + Command + Click – closure of the program, and others.

The last tab in the settings HyperDock – «Window”. Here you can enable keyboard shortcuts to open windows. For example, in order to move any window, just move the cursor on it, press the keyboard Ctrl + Alr and move the mouse, and to quickly zoom – use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Alt + Shift. Simple and effective. There is also included Snap feature of Windows: resize open windows by simply dragging them to the borders of the screen.


HyperDock – very original tool for computers running OS X, many will appreciate its capabilities. Its worth a try as experienced users OS X, and switchers, peresevshim for Mac with Windows. The demo version can be downloaded on the website of the developers .

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