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All the stuff I do on a fresh macOS Installation

Apps to install from macOS App Store:

  • Pastebot
  • GIF Brewery
  • Slack
  • Keynote/Pages/Numbers
  • 1Password
  • OmniFocus 3
  • Airmail 3
  • iA Writer

Apps installed directly from the internet:

Other Customizations

  • Custom Safari Stylesheet in Sync
  • Fairfloss Xcode/VSCode colour scheme http://sailorhg.github.io/fairyfloss/
  • Turn on zoom in Accessibility settings
  • git config --global push.default simple
  • git config --global user.name "Ash Furrow"
  • git config --global user.email ash@ashfurrow.com
  • git config --global alias.pushf "push --force-with-lease"
  • brew install trash + alias https://twitter.com/kattrali/status/662052949326098432
  • defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool YES
  • defaults write -g NSWindowShouldDragOnGesture YES
  • Always expand save file dialogue box defaults write -g NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -boolean true
  • Import GPG key from 1Password
  • Dark mode on menu bar
  • Dock on right, auto-hide on
  • Hide Desktop icons: defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop false
  • Proxy icon animation hack: https://brettterpstra.com/2020/12/02/remove-the-proxy-icon-hover-delay-in-big-sur/
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@cjazz cjazz commented Oct 24, 2019

Hey Ash, I was perusing your nicely curated Mac setup :) I'm an old mac hack myself (used to be called a MacHead).

Here's one you might consider adding to your .bash_profile (or the equivalent zsh)..

alias show='defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 1 && killall Finder'
alias hide='defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 0 && killall Finder'

Useful if I want to see all those invisible files in the finder.

Cheers!

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@ashfurrow ashfurrow commented Oct 28, 2019

Thanks @cjazz! That's a good one.

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@olivertaylor olivertaylor commented Aug 14, 2020

@cjazz There's also a shortcut for that: shift command . which is a toggle. It even works in open/save dialog boxes.

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