I often find macOS's endlessly repeating "I want your attention" dock bounce animation irritating, so I disabled it with the command
defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE , followed by
I'd still like a visual cue when an app needs my attention, just a subtler one. Can the bouncing animation be replaced with a repeating toggle between the normal and translucent appearances of an dock icon, or some other low-distraction animation?
NOTE: The translucent dock icon appearance applies when an app is hidden. It can be enabled with
defaults write com.apple.Dock showhidden -bool TRUE. To be clear, if I can replace the animation as suggested above, I don't want apps to be repeatedly hidden and shown while the animation is playing. That is what I assume would happen if, as would seem logical, the translucency adjustment controlled by
com.apple.Dock showhidden can't be set independently of the actual hidden/visible status of the corresponding application.