Mac OS X Dock Preference Settings (secrets)

Mac OS X Dock Preference Settings (secrets)###Animate launch### defaults write com.apple.dock launchanim -boolean

Expose minimizes desktop

defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-olddesktop -boolean

Prevent changes to position

defaults write com.apple.dock position-immutable -boolean

Magnification

defaults write com.apple.dock magnification -boolean

Show Expose corners

defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-showcorners -boolean

Prevent changes to min-effect preference

defaults write com.apple.dock min-effect-immutable -boolean

Ripple when placing widgets

defaults write com.apple.dock disable-ripple -boolean-neg

Screen Edge Position

defaults write com.apple.dock orientation -string left
defaults write com.apple.dock orientation -string bottom
defaults write com.apple.dock orientation -string right

Dock Appearance

defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -float

Prevent changes to min-in-place preference

defaults write com.apple.dock min-in-place-immutable -boolean

Arrow key wraps

defaults write com.apple.dock workspaces-wrap-arrows -boolean

Dock pinning

defaults write com.apple.dock pinning -string

Bounce Applications

defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -boolean-neg

Show “Quit” menu item

defaults write com.apple.dock QuitFinder -boolean

Switch spaces when using Command-Tab

defaults write com.apple.dock workspaces-auto-swoosh -boolean

Highlight the arrow of the foremost application

defaults write com.apple.dock showforeground -

wvous-float-style

defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-float-style -

Dim hidden apps

defaults write com.apple.dock showhidden -boolean

Prevent changes to Dock contents

defaults write com.apple.dock contents-immutable -boolean

Show only running applications

defaults write com.apple.dock static-only -boolean

Hot Corner: Top left

defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-tl-corner -string

Show shadow

defaults write com.apple.dock showshadow -boolean

Always show trash as empty

defaults write com.apple.dock trash-full -boolean

Prevent changes to Dock size

defaults write com.apple.dock size-immutable -boolean

Enable single application mode

defaults write com.apple.dock single-app -boolean

Hot Corner: Top right

defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-tr-corner -string

Autohide

defaults write com.apple.dock autohide -boolean

Show floating Expose button

defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-floater -boolean

Prevent changes to autohide preference

defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-immutable -boolean

minimize-128

defaults write com.apple.dock minimize-128 -

Minimize effect

defaults write com.apple.dock mineffect -string

Highlight stack items on hover

defaults write com.apple.dock mouse-over-hilte-stack -boolean

tile-inset

defaults write com.apple.dock tile-inset -integer

Show all files in Dock menus

defaults write com.apple.dock AppleShowAllFiles -boolean

Prevent changes to magnification preference

defaults write com.apple.dock magnify-immutable -boolean

Hot Corner: Bottom left

defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-bl-corner -string

Enable spring load on all Dock items

defaults write com.apple.dock enable-spring-load-actions-on-all-items -boolean

Hot Corner: Bottom right

defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-br-corner -string

Show Recent Applications as Stack

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add

Show favorite volumes stack

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add

Add Recents / Favorite Stack to Right Side

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add-multiple

Delay for dragging windows between spaces

defaults write com.apple.dock wordspaces-edge-display -float

Add Recents / Favorite Stack to Left Side

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add-multiple

Add separator to right side

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add-multiple

Show Recent Documents as Stack

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add

Show Recent Servers as Stack

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add

Add separator to left side

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add-multiple

Show Icons of hidden Applications semitransparent

defaults write com.apple.dock showhidden -boolean

Pinning

defaults write com.apple.dock pinning -string

Single App Mode

defaults write com.apple.dock single-app -boolean

Prevent changes to Dock contents for all users

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock contents-immutable -boolean

Auto Hide Other Apps on Fast User Switch

defaults write com.apple.dock single-app -boolean

Trash Full

defaults write com.apple.dock trash-full -boolean

Click and hold on application invokes Exposé

defaults write com.apple.dock show-expose-menus -boolean

Highlight stack items on hover (10.6)

defaults write com.apple.dock mouse-over-hilite-stack -boolean

Enable New List View in Stacks

defaults write com.apple.dock use-new-list-stack -boolean

Tile size

defaults write com.apple.dock tilesize -integer

Magnified icon size

??

Edge dragging delay

defaults write com.apple.dock workspaces-edge-delay -float

Show other spaces’ windows in Expose

??

disable multi-display swoosh animations

defaults write com.apple.dock workspaces-swoosh-animation-off -boolean-neg

Disable Expose

defaults write com.apple.dock mcx-expose-disabled -boolean

Always show the iTunes icon in notifications

defaults write com.apple.dock notification-always-show-image -boolean

Enable iTunes pop-up notifications

defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -boolean

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One Response to Mac OS X Dock Preference Settings (secrets)

  1. Tim says:

    “disable multi-display swoosh animations” doesn’t work. bonus points for whoever figures out how to disable that.

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