The amount that you have to move the mouse downwards to get the dock to trigger is too high in my opinion. I've only found the following settings:

defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0

This set the speed of the transition to 0, but does not make it easier to trigger.

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

This sets the delay to 0 once triggered, but does not make it easier to trigger.

I want it to launch the moment the mouse touches the edge of my screen.


Edit: the suggested duplicate has no answers that answer this question as addressed in the text above.


Not sure why but with that setup, it feels pretty easy to trigger dock show/hide for me. I found 0.4 suits me most.

defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -int 0
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0.4
killall Dock
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    that looks like a Dupe from this answer apple.stackexchange.com/a/70598/46541
    – Ruskes
    Jun 5 '15 at 5:02
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    For some reason it requires me to drag my mouse/finger down even once I've reached the edge of the screen. The extra drag drives me crazy. It's much more noticeable with the mouse.
    – Rob
    Jun 5 '15 at 6:08

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