Terminal Tuesday: Enable the hidden “suck” window animation on Mac

Suck Terminal

One little known feature in OS X is that you can change the genie miniaturize effect to a more subtle scale effect in System Preferences. However, if your looking for something a bit different, try this effect out! It cannot be accessed by normal means so you must enter a Terminal command to enable it. In this post we will show you how you can enable the suck window animation effect on your Mac.

How to enable hidden suck window animation with Terminal

To enable the “suck” effect, type in the following code:

defaults write com.apple.dock mineffect suck; killall Dock

And that’s it! The effects should now be active. It may be noted that you can change the “suck” in the command to “genie” or “scale” to achieve that effect.

Here are the other effects for references. You may compare them with the one on the top:

Genie Scale

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