… for Random Weirdness
Tip #155: Change the Dock Icon to Show Disk Activity
Monitor disk activity directly from the dock.
There’s a “hidden-in-plain-sight” option in Activity Monitor that allows you to monitor your system in real-time directly from the dock.
- Open Activity Monitor (Applications > Utilities)
- Choose View > Dock Icon
- Pick what you want to see
Most of the time, I’m monitoring either Network or Disk activity.
NOTE: Keep in mind that Activity Monitor must be running to see these icons. However, you don’t need to have any of Activity Monitor’s windows open.