How to Disable TLS for Docker Quick Start Terminal?

Docker Quick Start Terminal works fine from the CLI.
I can start images and that is all good.

However, programatically from gradle I get a network error trying to connect to the same IP either with http or https.
curl has the same issue…can anyone either tell me how to configure external entities being able to run docker commands (i.e. from java) or tell me if it is possible to disable TLS BEFORE launching the Docker Quick Start Terminal.
There is no configuration for the latter …

thanks in advance.