Constantly “hanging” at the bottom (left, right) of the Dock screen is not pleasant to many users Mac. It takes up too much space, multi-colored icons and annoying notifications distract from work … Yes, the Dock can be configured so that it will be displayed only when you mouse over the place where this panel is usually located. But there is a minus here – with this option, the Dock panel appears with a delay …
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How to set up automatic show / hide of the Dock
1. Open System settings macOS and go to section Dock.
3. Check the box next to Show or hide Dock automatically.
Now the Dock will be displayed only when you move the mouse cursor to the part of the screen where it is located.
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How to fix the delay when opening the Dock automatically
The instructions below will give you the opportunity to get close to the ideal option for working with the Dock. After setting up, the panel will be hidden most of the time – and if you need one or another icon, it will be displayed instantly, without an annoying delay.
1. Open the standard Terminal application on the computer.
2. Copy and paste the following command into the line of the Terminal and press the key Return (Enter):
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide -bool true && defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0 && defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0 && killall Dock
3. Wait 5-10 seconds.
Now the dock panel will open instantly.
If you didn’t like the result, you can return “everything as it was” using the following Terminal command:
defaults delete com.apple.dock autohide && defaults delete com.apple.dock autohide-delay && defaults delete com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier && killall Dock
If everything suits you, congratulations – you just made the perfect Dock setup in a hidden position!
If desired, using this instruction, you can change the speed of hiding and displaying the Dock panel (Dock). You will find some more useful tips on working with this panel below.