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.
Sync iCloud history and bookmarks manually (Safari)
The Safari browser on your Mac en other Apple devices can sometime go out of sync. Bookmarks, open tabs and history will not synchronized with other Apple devices. It’s possible to force synchronize the bookmarks and other iCloud content manually, this can be done with Safari Debug menu. You must activate this menu with the following Terminal command.
Add a blank space to the Dock
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.
Toggle Safari DNS Prefetching
To improve performance Safari will attempt to prefetch DNS information. In some circumstances this can result in slow or partial webpage loading, or webpage cannot be found errors.
If you are experiencing those problems, apply this tweak to disable DNS prefetching.
Make OS X screenshots without window shadows
Disable automatically rearrange Spaces based on recent use
Mission Control gives you access to all your open windows and desktops (spaces). The spaces are automatically sorted by recent use, you can undo this.Use the following command in Terminal to change this.
Mac App Store: Enable debug menu
The Mac App Store has a debug menu just like the most standard Apple applications in OS X. From this menu you can access various of other options such as deleting cookies or the quick search for updates. Close the Mac App Store app and use the following command in Terminal to enable the debug menu.