Time Machine backups are great, but very slow when a large amount of data/files needs to be transferred (such as the initial back-up). As desgined by Apple the Time Machine background proces is running in a very low CPU priority, giving all other running applications en services priority.
Sometimes it can happen when saving a document that you have to click first on the triangle next to the Location field to open the expanded save window. This can be very confusing, with the following command you can enable the expand save panel by default.
TextEdit is a simple application for quickly writing text and notes. The text can be edited in RTF (Rich Text Format) mode, as well as plain text. With the following defaults write command you can enable plain text as default format in TextEdit.
The latest version of Pixelmator includes some improvements for stability issues with Pixelmator on certain 2011 Macs that have Intel HD 3000 graphics cards and OS X 10.11 El Capitan preinstalled.
Thanks to the fix, the app works again on these Macs. Unfortunately there is bad news for all other users, the bugfix made the photo editing application slower. Good news, you can disable the bugfix using the following Terminal command.
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.