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My Favorite Mac Tweaks

Skip verifying disk images

defaults write skip-verify true

Always hide the Desktop

defaults write CreateDesktop false; killall Finder

Make terminal logins fast

touch ~/.hushlogin

Disable most animations

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false

defaults write -g QLPanelAnimationDuration -float 0

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSWindowResizeTime -float 0.001

defaults write DisableAllAnimations -bool true

Increase the key repeat rate

defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 1

Disable save to iCloud by default

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false

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mrenty commented Dec 17, 2016

Prevent your MacBook from booting after opening the lid

sudo nvram AutoBoot=%00

To restore it to factory setting

sudo nvram AutoBoot=%03

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