Did you know that you can customize the Dock in OS X through terminal? With the following defaults write you can add a blank space to the Dock. This is a better way to organize applications.
Time Machine will standard use all the available disk space on an external drive or a external server volume. Did you know you can setup a limit how much disk space Time Machine may use. Use the following defaults write Terminal command:
To improve performance Safari will attempt to prefetch DNS information. In some circumstances this can result in slow or partial webpage loading, or webpage cannot be found errors.
If you are experiencing those problems, apply this tweak to disable DNS prefetching.
Gatekeeper protect your Mac to prevent installations of any unauthorized apps on your Mac. This prevents malware from being installed on your Mac. Using System Preferences, you can disable Gatekeeper using the ‘Security’ option. Yet Gatekeeper will be automatically enabled after 30 days, using the following command you can disable Gatekeeper forever.
The Safari browser on your Mac en other Apple devices can sometime go out of sync. Bookmarks, open tabs and history will not synchronized with other Apple devices. It’s possible to force synchronize the bookmarks and other iCloud content manually, this can be done with Safari Debug menu. You must activate this menu with the following Terminal command.
When you take a screenshot on Mac OS X there’s a shadow around the screenshot by default. Disable the shadow from the screenshot with this Terminal command:
Twitter has recently started using a shortened URL service called t.co, resulting in a slow connection and sometimes it will not open. This can be disabled in Tweetbot for Mac, use the following command in Terminal to change this:
Mission Control gives you access to all your open windows and desktops (spaces). The spaces are automatically sorted by recent use, you can undo this.Use the following command in Terminal to change this.
The Mac App Store has a debug menu just like the most standard Apple applications in OS X. From this menu you can access various of other options such as deleting cookies or the quick search for updates. Close the Mac App Store app and use the following command in Terminal to enable the debug menu.