In macOS, one of the easiest ways to start any program is through the Dock bar, which is at the bottom of the screen by default. You can quickly open the app from there or access related options through the context menu.
When you click on the app icon to launch the application, you will notice that there is a bounce animation effect on the screen, and highlight the icon of the app you just clicked to open.
If you are not interested in this, you can disable this animation effect. In this quick step-by-step guide, we show you how to disable the bounce effect when you click an icon on the Dock bar on your Mac system.
Disable the pop-up effect on the MacOS Dock icon
Step 2: Now, in the System Preferences window, select the Dock option.
Step 3: In the Dock settings screen, clear the check box that says “Animate application opening.”
Now, when you click on any of the icons from the Dock bar on your macOS system, it will not be the bouncing animation. Note that this only stops the animation, and there is no effect in the duration of opening or loading the application.