MacOS : Unhide dock faster

As I’ve stated I more or less cross paths almost on a daily basis with all the major operating systems. Most of the time my main driver is the 2018 MacBook Pro which is with me whenever I leave the comfort of the home-office.

Although the resolution is good on this device the dock at the bottom takes up a bit of space. I must say I’m not a heavy dock user, I’ve learnt long ago to use CMD+Space to find my applications, just like I use the Windows key in Windows 10 and MOD+D in my i3wm on Arch Linux. In my normal configuration I keep the dock hidden and if you keep the default values you, for a split second, wonder if it’s coming out at all. So, tweaking it to appear faster felt like a good idea. Three commands later and we are done. As always, this blog is mostly so I don’t have to search information on this again and try to find my personal sweetspot.

Open a terminal and run the following commands, in the following order:

$ defaults write autohide-delay -float 0  
$ defaults write autohide-time-modifier -float 0.5  
$ killall Dock  

Now it does not feel like the Dock is stuck in mud somewhere, it actually appears fast enough the few times I really need it.