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:
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.
Some of the built-in macOS applications have the possibility to activate a ‘special’ debug menu. One of these applications is Reminders, the debug menu gives you the option to manually Update/Refresh with your iCloud account.
Quit the Reminders application and start a Terminal window, apply the following command:
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
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.