Skip to content

Instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

Forked from linssen/
Last active December 28, 2015 23:48
What would you like to do?
#!/usr/bin/env sh
# This is script with usefull tips taken from:
# install it:
# curl -sL | sh
echo "Enable full keyboard access for all controls (e.g. enable Tab in modal dialogs)"
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleKeyboardUIMode -int 3
echo "Enable subpixel font rendering on non-Apple LCDs"
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 2
echo "Enable the 2D Dock"
defaults write no-glass -bool true
echo "Enable iTunes track notifications in the Dock"
defaults write itunes-notifications -bool true
echo "Use current directory as default search scope in Finder"
defaults write FXDefaultSearchScope -string "SCcf"
echo "Expand save panel by default"
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -bool true
echo "Expand print panel by default"
defaults write NSGlobalDomain PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint -bool true
echo "Display ASCII control characters using caret notation in standard text views"
# Try e.g. `cd /tmp; unidecode "\x{0000}" > cc.txt; open -e cc.txt`
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSTextShowsControlCharacters -bool true
# echo "Disable press-and-hold for keys in favor of key repeat"
# defaults write NSGlobalDomain ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
echo "Set a blazingly fast keyboard repeat rate"
defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 0.05
echo "Set a shorter Delay until key repeat"
defaults write NSGlobalDomain InitialKeyRepeat -int 25
# echo "Disable auto-correct"
# defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -bool false
echo "Enable AirDrop over Ethernet and on unsupported Macs running Lion"
defaults write BrowseAllInterfaces -bool true
echo "Increase window resize speed for Cocoa applications"
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSWindowResizeTime -float 0.001
echo "Avoid creating .DS_Store files on network volumes"
defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores -bool true
echo "Disable the warning when changing a file extension"
defaults write FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool false
# echo "Require password immediately after sleep or screen saver begins"
# defaults write askForPassword -int 1
# defaults write askForPasswordDelay -int 0
echo "Enable tap to click (Trackpad)"
defaults write Clicking -bool true
echo "Disable Safari’s thumbnail cache for History and Top Sites"
defaults write DebugSnapshotsUpdatePolicy -int 2
echo "Enable Safari’s debug menu"
defaults write IncludeInternalDebugMenu -bool true
echo "Make Safari’s search banners default to Contains instead of Starts With"
defaults write FindOnPageMatchesWordStartsOnly -bool false
echo "Add a context menu item for showing the Web Inspector in web views"
defaults write NSGlobalDomain WebKitDeveloperExtras -bool true
echo "Only use UTF-8 in"
defaults write StringEncodings -array 4
echo "Make ⌘ + F focus the search input in iTunes"
defaults write NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add "Target Search Field" "@F"
echo "Disable the “reopen windows when logging back in” option"
# This works, although the checkbox will still appear to be checked.
defaults write TALLogoutSavesState -bool false
defaults write LoginwindowLaunchesRelaunchApps -bool false
echo "Reset Launchpad"
[ -e ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db ] && rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db
echo "Show the ~/Library folder"
chflags nohidden ~/Library
echo "Remove Dropbox’s green checkmark icons in Finder"
[ -e "$file" ] && mv -f "$file" "$file.bak"
unset file
#Fix for the ancient UTF-8 bug in QuickLook (
# Commented out, as this is known to cause problems when saving files in Adobe Illustrator CS5 :(
#echo "0x08000100:0" > ~/.CFUserTextEncoding
echo "Kill affected applications"
for app in Safari Finder Dock Mail SystemUIServer; do killall "$app" >/dev/null 2>&1; done
Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment