10 terminal commands to speed up macOS High Sierra on your Mac

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Most improvements in macOS High Sierra are not immediately visible to the ordinary macOS user. Especially under the hood many improvements have been made in the area of performance and safety. Some users experience a slow Mac after installing MacOS High Sierra

With the following 10 Terminal Commands you can speed up macOS High Sierra. The commands disable various delays and animations from that standard built by Apple. These are nice, but not necessary for the Mac

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Disable Gatekeeper on your Mac

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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.

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Make OS X screenshots without window shadows

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When you take a screenshot on Mac there’s always a shadow around the screenshot by default. Disable the shadow from the screenshot with this Terminal command. Be aware, this command only works on a Mac with macOS High Sierra or newer. Click here for the command for macOS Mojave or newer.

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10 terminal commands to speed up macOS Sierra on your Mac

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Most improvements in macOS Sierra are not immediately visible to the ordinary macOS user. Especially under the hood many improvements have been made in the area of performance and safety. Some users experience a slow Mac after installing MacOS sierra

With the following 10 Terminal Commands you can speed up macOS Sierra. The commands disable various delays and animations from that standard built by Apple. These are nice, but not necessary for the Mac

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Make Pixelmator faster by eliminating bug fix

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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.

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