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.
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.
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.
It is possible to disable the OS X Finder menu option: ‘Finder ▸ Preferences’ (cmd⌘ + ,). This will prohibit setting changes in the OS X Finder application.