Show/Hide the Dock instantly

Showing and hiding dock instantly

May 23, 2022

To show and hide the dock instantly, open Terminal and run:

defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0 && defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0 && killall Dock

To get back the default animation and delay before showing the dock, run:

defaults delete com.apple.dock autohide-delay && defaults delete com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier && killall Dock

This works on M1 macs on macOS 12.0 Monterey.

Before running these commands, ensure that the "Automatically hide and show the Dock" setting is enabled. Find this setting in System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar.