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Make your macOS Dock faster

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Igor Stumberger
Maker
Hey Hunters 😽 I don't know about you, but I like to tinker with my mac's settings and since the Dock always seemed kinda slow to me, I've tried to make it a bit faster and snappier. The thing is, you can only do that from the Terminal and since not everybody is comfortable with doing things there I thought I would make an app around it and make it easier so even non-technical people can change these settings. The app itself is not something you'll use every day or even regularly, you'll set it up once and forget about it, but it was a fun little project to work on so I hope you'll find it useful 😉 Cheers, Igor ✌️
Manny Orduña
@curiousigor looks really nice! particularly enjoy the instant and fast option for the doc show :D, thanks for this
Igor Stumberger
Maker
@manny_orduna thank you! 🙏
Saif Al Falah
You gotta fix your website for sm sizes. Works great on xs, doesn't work so great on sm.
Igor Stumberger
Maker
@saifalfalah shit, I was so focused on launching that I totally forgot to check this 😅 Which size/device are you looking it on? Thanks for noticing, will fix! 👊
Bret Prins 🔥
@saifalfalah @curiousigor Maybe focus on the area between 880px to 465px. Seems to be where your content is flowing off the viewport ;)
Igor Stumberger
Maker
@saifalfalah @_rlntlss thanks, will take a look as soon as I can ✌️
James McKinven
This is great! Snazzy labs showed a way of doing this in terminal, but adding an interface to do so is so much easier. Thanks Igor.
Igor Stumberger
Maker
@jmckinven thank you 🙏
Ryan Haft
This is stupendous for people with more than 1 screen! Dock now pops up the instant I put my mouse on the other screen!
Igor Stumberger
Maker
@ryan_haft umm...had to google "stupendous" since I was worried it meant bad 😅
Ayush Chandra
Great job!! 😊 Will check it out!! Hopefully windows would soon have it ?
Igor Stumberger
Maker
@ayush_chandra thanks 🙏 I haven't been on Windows for quite a while now (other than testing websites and stuff like that), so not sure if people also have the same (delay, speed...) issues with the Windows bar there 🙃
Joshua Pinter
@ayush_chandra Windows? This specifically addresses the dock in macOS. Why would they release this for Windows.
Andreas Duess
@ayush_chandra @joshuapinter Ayush is the master of the non-sense posts.
Ayush Chandra
@joshuapinter @andreasduess I talk with my mind into whatever I write. I’m an curious guy who wants to change and get all the features which macOS support to see how it works on an Windows. Is it wrong everytime if I write something to increase my productivity on an Windows or keen for some specific app to work on it. I rest my Defence.
Andreas Duess
@ayush_chandra Dude. 95% of your contribution consist of: "Great job. Does it ship to India?" The other 5% feel like you didn't even take the time to read the original posting. You're adding nothing of value to the conversation.
Ayush Chandra
@andreasduess you are very learned than me about the things I post. If you find it so annoying then why do you cater to it. It seems you are very learned professional in the marketing zone. I don’t understand why are you after me and my posts. I haven’t even said anything about you nor done anything which will make you leave your valuable time to argue with an young student must be very young as compared to you about his thoughts. I humbly want to end this as it not making you or me go anywhere and showing any positive conversation. Cheers 😊
Adi
This thing broke my doc. I installed, tried it, than deleted it. And now my doc is stock, does not open when I hover. And reinstalled it bu still the same. And when I downloaded google chrome asked me if I should open this bc it was flagged as a dangerous file, but I opened it anyways.
Igor Stumberger
Maker
@ardjanshero hmm...it's implemented that something like that shouldn't have happened, I'm so sorry it did! What version of macOS are you running? Can you reach out on Twitter or Email so we can resolve the issue and get your dock back and running? Regarding the Chrome flag...yeah, Chrome doesn't like people downloading applications if it hasn't yet crawled the domain to flag it safe, so until then, there will always be this warning. I've submitted the domain and application to them though, so maybe they'll crawl it in the immediate future, but I'm sure this will take more than that 🙃
Joshua Pinter
I know these settings could be done quickly in the terminal but this little app wraps a beautiful interface around it. Great job. I've changed my dock settings to auto-hide with no animations and instant display. This'll probably save me a minute of my life every day. Doesn't seem like much but that's nearly 6 hours a year. Or the equivalent of one season of Silicon Valley.
Igor Stumberger
Maker
@joshuapinter thank you 👊 Hahaha you actually went and did the math 😂
Anh Nguyen
This looks great. Is there any indication inside the app to show which option is the macOS's default option?
Joshua Pinter
@pwign It does. It's a little cryptic, though. He's got it labeled as "Default" for some reason. /s
Anh Nguyen
@joshuapinter Ouch 😔 My bad
Igor Stumberger
Maker
@joshuapinter @pwign 😂
Daniel Felipe
I wish the same thing existed for the topbar... Its default slowness really bothers me.
Case Polen
Is there a terminal command for speeding up the show animation if on Sierra?
Igor Stumberger
Maker
@casepolen sure, you can change the 0 on these two commands to set it up according to your needs. The number is in seconds, so 0 will mean instantly. I like 0.15 for the animation and 0 for the delay: - for the animation speed (so how long it takes the dock animation from hidden to shown) defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0 - for the delay (so time it take for the animation to start in the first place) defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0 Hope this helps 😉
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