If you access a network share on Windows desktops or server, your Mac leaves .DS_store files wherever you browse. These Mac OS X system files contain data about the directory and are hidden for Mac users. You can deactivate the Writing of .DS_store Files on Networks shares, so your Windows friends will stop complaining.
If you think Time Machine is backing up your Mac too often, you can customize the interval between two automatic scheduled backups. Use following command to change the Time Machine Backup Schedule.
When attempting to change a file extension in OS X Finder a warning dialog will appear. This could be annoying if you know what you’re exactly doing. Turn off the extension change dialog with the following command.
Mac OS X Finder does not show hidden (.dot) files and folders. Usually administrator will go in the Terminal and browses those hidden files and folders. This command will display all hidden files and folders.
Enable OS X Dashboard widgets on the desktop, with the F12 or F4 key. After applying the defaults write command activate Dashboard, click on the widget you want to move to your desktop, and while holding the mouse button down, click F12/F4 again.
This command can be performd in Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) and Lion (10.7) to get folders in Quick Look preview to show up with transparent covers. This option gives you an “x-ray” style view of the icons inside a folder.
Disable support for Apple TV within iTunes 7.1 or above. After applying this command the option ‘Apple TV’ will disappear in the navigation bar and the Advanced menu options.