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.


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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
    Commented Jun 5, 2015 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
    Commented Jun 5, 2015 at 6:08
  • The second line is unnecessary. However, it does make it feel faster
    – Kalabasa
    Commented Jul 24, 2023 at 2:43
  • OMG thank you for this answer, this was bugging me!
    – Mr Chow
    Commented Mar 15 at 15:57

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