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How to Instantly Show and Hide the Dock on Mac

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howchoo   (434)
August 10, 2023
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This guide shows you how to modify the dock such that it will hide or show the instant you roll over it, rather than the annoying default delay.

1 – Enable autohide

If you haven’t already, enable autohide. Navigate to System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar and select the Automatically hide and show the Dock option.

2 – Open Terminal

Navigate to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

3 – To make the dock hide and show instantly

Paste the following command and press enter:

defaults write com.apple.Dock autohide-delay -float 0.0001; killall Dock

Note: Prior to MacOS Mojave, you may need to use this command instead:

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

4 – To undo this and restore normal dock behavior

Paste the following command and press enter:

defaults delete com.apple.Dock autohide-delay; killall Dock

How to Disable Local Time Machine Backups in macOS

howchoo   (434)
November 27, 2023

Your Mac has a “feature” that will put time machine backups on your local disk if your primary Time Machine drive isn’t available. I’m not sure the details about how often it writes to your local drive, but I don’t know that you can’t delete it easily. This short guide will show you how to

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