New Mac Setup
My “uses” page page has “The stuff that I use” like apps and other helpers. This is “The stuff that I had to configure” or how I setup my macOS device.
- Turn on Dark mode:
General-> Set the appearance to “Dark”
Scroll & Zoom-> Disable “Natural”
Siri-> Disable “Ask Siri”
- Turn off Airdrop
- -> Click “modifier keys”
- -> Swap
Ctrl(^) keys. See modifier keys for more.
Safari-> Preferences -> Advanced -> Enable “Show develop in menu bar”
Finder -> Preferences
- ✅ Show all filename extensions
- ❌ Disable “Show warning before changing an extension”
Show hidden files:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles true; killall Finder
Show file paths:
defaults write com.apple.Finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool true; killall Finder
Save bandwidth and the planet, one screenshot at a time.
A fullscreen capture on a 13-inch screen is 680kb as a JPG and 2.4mb as PNG. That’s a ~70% reduction.
defaults write com.apple.screencapture type JPG.