Mac OSX Terminal Hack - Open the dock quicker

  • Mac Terminal - July 18, 2017

If you are frustrated that there always seems to be a slight delay on opening the dock when you try to activate it then try this terminal hack to speed things up.


  1. Open up Terminal (Command + Space: Type in “Terminal”)
  2. Paste this line of code:

    defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0
    defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0.5

  3. After that, type in: killall Dock

The dock should now appear instantly when you roll over it.

You can of courese you this method to delay the time it takes for the dock to apear by chnaging the -int 0 to a higher number i.e. -float 2 for 2 seconds.

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