How to make Dock panel the

Hidden features of macOS sometimes surprise even the most experienced users of the operating system. Armed with command prompt, and to approach this process wisely, it is possible finely to fine-tune the desktop operating system Apple, and thereby improve productivity. Today we tell about the teams that will lead the interaction with the Dock panel to a new level.

Disabling Dock animation panel

Any animation in macOS is accompanied by beautiful effects. But over time, the visual component and the delay can interfere work. It therefore makes sense to completely disable all the animation in the Dock panel, and reduce the typical delay when interacting with this element. It is very simple.

  • Run the application “Terminal” using Spotlight or any other convenient method.
  • In the command prompt window we need to type following commands one by one:

defaults write com.apple.dock launchanim -bool false

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps-array-add ‘{tile-data={}; tile-type=”spacer-tile”;}’;killall Dock

defaults write com.apple.Dock autohide-delay -float 0

A swipe gesture to the Dock

MacOS has a very handy gesture that allows you to view all running apps (swipe up with three fingers). Something similar can be added to the Dock panel in case if you are running multiple copies of the same application.

  • Run the application “Terminal” using Spotlight or any other convenient method.
  • In the command prompt window we need to enter the following command:

defaults write com.apple.dock scroll-to-open -bool FALSE; killall Dock

It remains to check the option in the case. To do this, hover over the program icon and hold it with two fingers. If done right — you’ll see all Windows in the overview mode. A very useful function.

To return all settings to default:

defaults delete com.apple.dock; killall Dock

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