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Remove the Dock's display delay
Authored by: DarthMagnus on Mar 27, '12 08:05:11AM
If you don't want to remove the delay altogether, but just want to shorten it, you can play around with the number after the -float option. For me, this is a good fit:

defaults write autohide-delay -float 0.05 && killall Dock

It's a measurement of seconds. I think the default value is for a quarter second, but it's hard to tell.

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Remove the Dock's display delay
Authored by: xianman on Mar 27, '12 08:07:03PM

Best. Hint. Ever.

I'm not much of a Dock fan since I've always used something like Quicksilver (Alfred nowadays), so I changed -float 0.05 to -float 5.0. Now the dock will never sneak-pop up on me again! And if I need the dock, I've mapped F5 to hide/show the dock.

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Remove the Dock's display delay
Authored by: JJFlash on Mar 28, '12 02:38:03PM

Also, after a quick test, I guess the delay specified by this option determines fullscreen behaviour: Without a delay set, I had to pull twice over the bottom of the screen to show the dock. With a non-zero delay set, I have to pull only once but as long as determined by the delay. Thus, with a zero-delay, the dock shows immidiately if you hit the bottom of the screen.

Can anyone confirm this?

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