# Autohide delay

Change the Dock opening delay.

  • Tested on macOS:
    • Big Sur
    • Catalina
    • Mojave
  • Parameter type: float

# Requirements

# Set to 0.5 (default value)

By default, the Dock only opens if the mouse doesn't move for 0.5 seconds

defaults write com.apple.dock "autohide-delay" -float "0.5" && killall Dock

# Set to 0

Remove the autohide delay, the Dock appears instantly

defaults write com.apple.dock "autohide-delay" -float "0" && killall Dock

# Read current value

defaults read com.apple.dock "autohide-delay"

# Reset to default value

defaults delete com.apple.dock "autohide-delay" && killall Dock