How to change the speed of hiding and showing the Dock in macOS


MacOS users actively work daily with the Dock panel, which serves for quick access to frequently used programs, files and folders. Despite all its benefits, the Dock eats up some screen space, which is especially critical for owners of Macs with small displays.

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The macOS developers have provided the ability to automatically hide the Doc panel. To do this, go to the application System settings, open section Menu bar and Dock and include paragraph “Automatically show or hide the Dock”… After that, the panel with shortcuts will constantly hide behind the edge of the screen at which it is located and appear when you move the cursor.

Dock preferences in macOS

How to change the speed of hiding and showing the Dock in macOS

The system does not allow adjusting the speed of Doc panel appearing and hiding. You can change this setting through macOS Terminal. This can be done so that the “shelf” appears and disappears faster, or vice versa, to set a certain delay. To do this, start the Terminal and enter the following command:

defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0.1; killall Dock

Press Return (Enter)

In this command, the value “0.5” is the same delay equal to half a second. You can set it to zero, then the panel will appear and disappear instantly. To restore the default setting for opening the panel speed, enter the following command:

defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0.7; killall Dock

Press Return (Enter)

As you can see, the initial delay is 0.7 seconds. Try changing this indicator until the animation is comfortable enough for you.

If desired, using this instruction, you can remove the Dock display delay altogether.

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