Mac OS X – Minimize Effect : “Suck”

In OS X, you can choose between two minimization effects: Genie and Scale. But there is a third effect, called Suck, which you can also use even though it is not available in the system preferences.


To use it:


  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Type the following: “defaults write mineffect -string suck” (no quotation marks)
  3. For the change to take effect, you need to restart the dock. You can either do this by:





  • Restarting your computer
  • By opening the Activity Monitor application (should be in Applications> Utilities), finding the Dock application, and forcing it to quit. Once it quits, it will restart automatically.



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