How to Make Dock Transparent

Open Terminal and type

defaults write hide-mirror -bool true; killall Dock

Revert to default

defaults write hide-mirror -bool false; killall Dock

A temporary solution against the solid white background of Mavericks’s dock on left or right.


How to Auto-Hide Dock Immediately

To remove dock auto-hiding animation latency immediately, key in the following in Terminal:

defaults write autohide-time-modifier -int 0;killall Dock

To restore it, key in the following:

defaults delete autohide-time-modifier;killall Dock