10 terminal commands to speed up your Mac in OS X El Capitan

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Most improvements in OS X 10:11 El Capitan are not immediately visible to the ordinary OS X user. Especially under the hood many improvements have been made in the area of performance and safety.

Do you want OS X 10:11 El Capitan faster than you can use the OS X Terminal Commands 10 below. The commands disable various delays from that standard built by Apple.

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Add a blank space to the Dock


With this defaults write you can add a blank space to the Dock. defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add ‘{tile-data={}; tile-type=”spacer-tile”;}’ Copy & paste this command as a single line in OS X Terminal Additional step, restart the Dock: killall Dock You can remove the blank space by dragging it out of the Dock Credits: derobi

Adjusting minimum file size for Mail Drop


Using the new Mail drop feature in Yosemite, you can send an attachment of up to 5GB. Once you want to send an attachment larger than 20MB then the attachment is automatically uploaded to iCloud. With the following terminal command it’s possible to adjust downward the minimum file size of 20MB. As an example we use 10MB, launch Terminal and enter the command.

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