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I'd like to adjust the animation for bouncing dock icons in OSX. (I'm running Yosemete 10.10.3) I've already found this article showing how to completely disable the bounce, but I want more control than simply ON/OFF. Is there a way to adjust the animation? Specifically, I want to change:

  • number of bounces before it stops
    • Right now, it just bounces forever, until you switch over to that application and deal with whatever it's nagging you about.
  • bounce height
  • bounce frequency
  • bounce speed

Can these things be changed, and if so, how?

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    I don't think that you can change these aspects of the dock behaviour. In the several years of using and tweaking my laptop with defaults.write commands I did not come across such a customisation. Can't provide hard proof though. – Saaru Lindestøkke Jun 16 '15 at 20:57
  • I believe "number of bounces" can be controlled by the code/developer of the application that is triggering the notification, but the rest of your requested settings are not configurable. – tubedogg Jun 17 '15 at 6:21
  • Very annoying feature. I wish no more bouncing in Apple OSX and replaced with notification number, and please sit there silently! – neobie Feb 22 '17 at 5:12

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