You can prevent users from burning CD/DVD media on your Mac. Enabling this command will result in the following message when trying to burn a CD or DVD: “The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have the necessary permission”.
Disable window animations in OS X Finder
Disable all window animations and the animation when opening the info window in Finder. Use the following OS X Terminal command:
Display the Cover Flow frame rate
The following command will show the cover flow frame rate (as frames per second) within the Finder alongside each filename when flipping through files.
Disable ‘Eject’ menu option in OS X Finder
Disable the menu option: ‘File ▸ Eject [volume]’ (cmd⌘ + E) in the Mac OS X Finder menubar.
Disable ‘Empty trash’ options in OS X Finder
Disable the menu option: ‘Empty trash’ and ‘Secure Empty trash’ in the Mac OS X Finder menubar and command + click trash contextual menu.
Disable the Rubber Band effect in Mac OS X
The rubber band effect in Mac OS X (10.7+) appears when you move the mouse up or down in a document and reach the end. The page will jump up and then back down. You can disable this feature with the following command:
Disable “Go to folder” in OS X
The Go To Folder command is the most useful features in the OS X Finder. If you want to lock down a Mac a bit more than usual, you can disable the Go To Folder menu option and keyboard shortcut using a defaults write command: defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitGoToFolder -bool true To make the command take effect, you need to restart the Finder. killall Finder Revert to the default setting: defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitGoToFolder -bool false Restart Finder