Did you know you can add the Quit option to the Finder’s application menu? This allows you to easily quit the application. After quitting you can restart Finder by clicking on the Finder icon in the Dock.
Show one application at a time
In macOS and OS X it’s possible to show one application at a time. You can enable a ‘single application’ mode by entering the following command in Terminal:
Enable the expand save panel by default
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.
Stop the power button from putting your Mac in stand-by (sleep) mode
Since OS X 10.9 mavericks, the behavior of the power button has been changed. When you press the power button for about 2 seconds, it will put macOS (OS X) in stand-by (sleep) mode.
With the following command you can use the power button function as in previous versions of OS X. By showing a dialog box for turning off the Mac and more.
Reset OS X/macOS Dock to default settings
There is a Terminal command that you can use to quickly make your dock look like new again. Do you experience problems with the Dock on your Mac? The best you can do is to reset it to default settings.
The following Terminal command will reset your dock by removing any icons that you’ve added and removed. It’ll also reset the size of the dock, magnification settings, and its location.
Display the file extensions in Finder
File extensions (.jpg, .txt, .pdf, etc) are normally hidden by default in OS X. You can either set all extensions to be displayed through the following command:
Enable a larger Dock Icon size than default
Through the system preferences you can adjust the size of the Dock icons. Unfortunately, you can’t go larger than 256 pixels. With the following command you can change the size in different sizes.