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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 2
  • Airmail 3
  • iA Writer
  • Wipr
  • Fresh

Apps installed directly from the internet:

Other Customizations

  • Custom Safari Stylesheet in Sync
  • Fairfloss Xcode/VSCode colour scheme
  • Turn on zoom in Accessibility settings
  • git config --global push.default simple
  • git config --global "Ash Furrow"
  • git config --global
  • git config --global alias.pushf "push --force-with-lease"
  • brew install trash + alias
  • defaults -currentHost write 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 CreateDesktop false
#!/usr/bin/env python3
import asyncio
import iterm2
import os
def make_pwd(user_home, localhome, pwd, jobName):
if pwd:
if user_home:
home = user_home
home = localhome
if pwd == home:
return "🏡"
return jobName + " " + os.path.basename(os.path.normpath(pwd))
return ""
async def main(connection):
localhome = os.environ.get("HOME")
async def make_title(
if tmux_title:
return tmux_title
return make_pwd(user_home, localhome, pwd, jobName)
await make_title.async_register(connection,
display_name="Title Algorithm",

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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 AppleShowAllFiles 1 && killall Finder'
alias hide='defaults write AppleShowAllFiles 0 && killall Finder'

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



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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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