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:
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.
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.
When you take a screenshot on Mac OS X there’s a shadow around the screenshot by default. Disable the shadow from the screenshot with this Terminal command:
By default, screenshots (cmd⌘ + shift⇧ + 3) are saved on your desktop along with the date and time they were taken. It’s possible to to remove the date and time stamp from the file names of screenshots, use the following command in Terminal:
Do you want to keep the Dock in OS X organized? You can do this with a blank space. This way, you can divide your Dock in different groups. Copy and paste the following command in a Terminal window. After the restart, the space will be added to the Dock, which you can move to any place.
Do you often have to do a presentation on your Mac and don’t want others to see what’s on your desktop? It’s possible to quickly hide the icons on your desktop. Launch Terminal and enter the following command.