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#!/usr/bin/env bash
# ~/.macos — https://mths.be/macos
# Close any open System Preferences panes, to prevent them from overriding
# settings we’re about to change
osascript -e 'tell application "System Preferences" to quit'
# Ask for the administrator password upfront
sudo -v
# Keep-alive: update existing `sudo` time stamp until `.macos` has finished
while true; do sudo -n true; sleep 60; kill -0 "$$" || exit; done 2>/dev/null &
###############################################################################
# General UI/UX #
###############################################################################
# Set computer name (as done via System Preferences → Sharing)
sudo scutil --set ComputerName "nybblr-redda"
sudo scutil --set HostName "nybblr-redda"
sudo scutil --set LocalHostName "nybblr-redda"
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.smb.server NetBIOSName -string "nybblr-redda"
# Set standby delay to 24 hours (default is 1 hour)
#sudo pmset -a standbydelay 86400
# Disable the sound effects on boot
#sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=" "
# Disable transparency in the menu bar and elsewhere on Yosemite
#defaults write com.apple.universalaccess reduceTransparency -bool true
# Set highlight color to green
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleHighlightColor -string "0.764700 0.976500 0.568600"
# Set sidebar icon size to medium
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSTableViewDefaultSizeMode -int 2
# Always show scrollbars
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleShowScrollBars -string "Always"
# Possible values: `WhenScrolling`, `Automatic` and `Always`
# Disable the over-the-top focus ring animation
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSUseAnimatedFocusRing -bool false
# Disable smooth scrolling
# (Uncomment if you’re on an older Mac that messes up the animation)
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSScrollAnimationEnabled -bool false
# Increase window resize speed for Cocoa applications
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSWindowResizeTime -float 0.001
# Expand save panel by default
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -bool true
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode2 -bool true
# Expand print panel by default
defaults write NSGlobalDomain PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint -bool true
defaults write NSGlobalDomain PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint2 -bool true
# Save to disk (not to iCloud) by default
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false
# Automatically quit printer app once the print jobs complete
defaults write com.apple.print.PrintingPrefs "Quit When Finished" -bool true
# Disable the “Are you sure you want to open this application?” dialog
#defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices LSQuarantine -bool false
# Remove duplicates in the “Open With” menu (also see `lscleanup` alias)
/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
# 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
# Disable Resume system-wide
#defaults write com.apple.systempreferences NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false
# Disable automatic termination of inactive apps
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDisableAutomaticTermination -bool true
# Disable the crash reporter
#defaults write com.apple.CrashReporter DialogType -string "none"
# Set Help Viewer windows to non-floating mode
#defaults write com.apple.helpviewer DevMode -bool true
# Fix for the ancient UTF-8 bug in QuickLook (https://mths.be/bbo)
# Commented out, as this is known to cause problems in various Adobe apps :(
# See https://github.com/mathiasbynens/dotfiles/issues/237
#echo "0x08000100:0" > ~/.CFUserTextEncoding
# Reveal IP address, hostname, OS version, etc. when clicking the clock
# in the login window
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow AdminHostInfo HostName
# Restart automatically if the computer freezes
#sudo systemsetup -setrestartfreeze on
# Never go into computer sleep mode
#sudo systemsetup -setcomputersleep Off > /dev/null
# Disable Notification Center and remove the menu bar icon
#launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist 2> /dev/null
# Disable automatic capitalization as it’s annoying when typing code
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticCapitalizationEnabled -bool false
# Disable smart dashes as they’re annoying when typing code
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticDashSubstitutionEnabled -bool false
# Disable automatic period substitution as it’s annoying when typing code
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticPeriodSubstitutionEnabled -bool false
# Disable smart quotes as they’re annoying when typing code
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticQuoteSubstitutionEnabled -bool false
# Disable auto-correct
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -bool false
# Set a custom wallpaper image. `DefaultDesktop.jpg` is already a symlink, and
# all wallpapers are in `/Library/Desktop Pictures/`. The default is `Wave.jpg`.
#rm -rf ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/desktoppicture.db
#sudo rm -rf /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg
#sudo ln -s /path/to/your/image /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg
###############################################################################
# SSD-specific tweaks #
###############################################################################
# Disable hibernation (speeds up entering sleep mode)
#sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
# Remove the sleep image file to save disk space
#sudo rm /private/var/vm/sleepimage
# Create a zero-byte file instead…
#sudo touch /private/var/vm/sleepimage
# …and make sure it can’t be rewritten
#sudo chflags uchg /private/var/vm/sleepimage
###############################################################################
# Trackpad, mouse, keyboard, Bluetooth accessories, and input #
###############################################################################
# Trackpad: enable tap to click for this user and for the login screen
defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad Clicking -bool true
defaults -currentHost write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.mouse.tapBehavior -int 1
defaults write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.mouse.tapBehavior -int 1
# Trackpad: map bottom right corner to right-click
#defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad TrackpadCornerSecondaryClick -int 2
#defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad TrackpadRightClick -bool true
#defaults -currentHost write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.trackpad.trackpadCornerClickBehavior -int 1
#defaults -currentHost write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.trackpad.enableSecondaryClick -bool true
# Disable “natural” (Lion-style) scrolling
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.swipescrolldirection -bool false
# Increase sound quality for Bluetooth headphones/headsets
defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min (editable)" -int 40
# Enable full keyboard access for all controls
# (e.g. enable Tab in modal dialogs)
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleKeyboardUIMode -int 3
# Use scroll gesture with the Ctrl (^) modifier key to zoom
defaults write com.apple.universalaccess closeViewScrollWheelToggle -bool true
defaults write com.apple.universalaccess HIDScrollZoomModifierMask -int 262144
# Follow the keyboard focus while zoomed in
defaults write com.apple.universalaccess closeViewZoomFollowsFocus -bool true
# Disable press-and-hold for keys in favor of key repeat
defaults write NSGlobalDomain ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
# Set a blazingly fast keyboard repeat rate
defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 1
defaults write NSGlobalDomain InitialKeyRepeat -int 10
# Set language and text formats
# Note: if you’re in the US, replace `EUR` with `USD`, `Centimeters` with
# `Inches`, `en_GB` with `en_US`, and `true` with `false`.
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleLanguages -array "en" "nl"
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleLocale -string "en_GB@currency=EUR"
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleMeasurementUnits -string "Centimeters"
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleMetricUnits -bool true
# Show language menu in the top right corner of the boot screen
#sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow showInputMenu -bool true
# Set the timezone; see `sudo systemsetup -listtimezones` for other values
#sudo systemsetup -settimezone "Europe/Brussels" > /dev/null
# Stop iTunes from responding to the keyboard media keys
#launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.rcd.plist 2> /dev/null
###############################################################################
# Screen #
###############################################################################
# Require password immediately after sleep or screen saver begins
defaults write com.apple.screensaver askForPassword -int 1
defaults write com.apple.screensaver askForPasswordDelay -int 0
# Save screenshots to the desktop
#defaults write com.apple.screencapture location -string "${HOME}/Desktop"
# Save screenshots in PNG format (other options: BMP, GIF, JPG, PDF, TIFF)
#defaults write com.apple.screencapture type -string "png"
# Disable shadow in screenshots
#defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool true
# Enable subpixel font rendering on non-Apple LCDs
# Reference: https://github.com/kevinSuttle/macOS-Defaults/issues/17#issuecomment-266633501
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 1
# Enable HiDPI display modes (requires restart)
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver DisplayResolutionEnabled -bool true
###############################################################################
# Finder #
###############################################################################
# Finder: allow quitting via ⌘ + Q; doing so will also hide desktop icons
defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -bool true
# Finder: disable window animations and Get Info animations
#defaults write com.apple.finder DisableAllAnimations -bool true
# Set Desktop as the default location for new Finder windows
# For other paths, use `PfLo` and `file:///full/path/here/`
#defaults write com.apple.finder NewWindowTarget -string "PfDe"
#defaults write com.apple.finder NewWindowTargetPath -string "file://${HOME}/Desktop/"
# Show icons for hard drives, servers, and removable media on the desktop
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowExternalHardDrivesOnDesktop -bool true
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowHardDrivesOnDesktop -bool true
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowMountedServersOnDesktop -bool true
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowRemovableMediaOnDesktop -bool true
# Finder: show hidden files by default
#defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true
# Finder: show all filename extensions
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleShowAllExtensions -bool true
# Finder: show status bar
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowStatusBar -bool true
# Finder: show path bar
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowPathbar -bool true
# Display full POSIX path as Finder window title
#defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool true
# Keep folders on top when sorting by name
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXSortFoldersFirst -bool true
# When performing a search, search the current folder by default
defaults write com.apple.finder FXDefaultSearchScope -string "SCcf"
# Disable the warning when changing a file extension
#defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool false
# Enable spring loading for directories
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.springing.enabled -bool true
# Remove the spring loading delay for directories
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain com.apple.springing.delay -float 0
# Avoid creating .DS_Store files on network or USB volumes
defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores -bool true
defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteUSBStores -bool true
# Disable disk image verification
#defaults write com.apple.frameworks.diskimages skip-verify -bool true
#defaults write com.apple.frameworks.diskimages skip-verify-locked -bool true
#defaults write com.apple.frameworks.diskimages skip-verify-remote -bool true
# Automatically open a new Finder window when a volume is mounted
#defaults write com.apple.frameworks.diskimages auto-open-ro-root -bool true
#defaults write com.apple.frameworks.diskimages auto-open-rw-root -bool true
#defaults write com.apple.finder OpenWindowForNewRemovableDisk -bool true
# Show item info near icons on the desktop and in other icon views
#/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :DesktopViewSettings:IconViewSettings:showItemInfo true" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
#/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :FK_StandardViewSettings:IconViewSettings:showItemInfo true" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
#/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :StandardViewSettings:IconViewSettings:showItemInfo true" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
# Show item info to the right of the icons on the desktop
#/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set DesktopViewSettings:IconViewSettings:labelOnBottom false" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
# Enable snap-to-grid for icons on the desktop and in other icon views
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :DesktopViewSettings:IconViewSettings:arrangeBy grid" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :FK_StandardViewSettings:IconViewSettings:arrangeBy grid" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :StandardViewSettings:IconViewSettings:arrangeBy grid" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
# Increase grid spacing for icons on the desktop and in other icon views
#/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :DesktopViewSettings:IconViewSettings:gridSpacing 100" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
#/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :FK_StandardViewSettings:IconViewSettings:gridSpacing 100" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
#/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :StandardViewSettings:IconViewSettings:gridSpacing 100" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
# Increase the size of icons on the desktop and in other icon views
#/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :DesktopViewSettings:IconViewSettings:iconSize 80" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
#/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :FK_StandardViewSettings:IconViewSettings:iconSize 80" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
#/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :StandardViewSettings:IconViewSettings:iconSize 80" ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
# Use list view in all Finder windows by default
# Four-letter codes for the other view modes: `icnv`, `clmv`, `Flwv`
defaults write com.apple.finder FXPreferredViewStyle -string "Nlsv"
# Disable the warning before emptying the Trash
#defaults write com.apple.finder WarnOnEmptyTrash -bool false
# Enable AirDrop over Ethernet and on unsupported Macs running Lion
defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowseAllInterfaces -bool true
# Show the ~/Library folder
#chflags nohidden ~/Library
# Show the /Volumes folder
#sudo chflags nohidden /Volumes
# Remove Dropbox’s green checkmark icons in Finder
#file=/Applications/Dropbox.app/Contents/Resources/emblem-dropbox-uptodate.icns
#[ -e "${file}" ] && mv -f "${file}" "${file}.bak"
# Expand the following File Info panes:
# “General”, “Open with”, and “Sharing & Permissions”
defaults write com.apple.finder FXInfoPanesExpanded -dict \
General -bool true \
OpenWith -bool true \
Privileges -bool true
###############################################################################
# Dock, Dashboard, and hot corners #
###############################################################################
# Enable highlight hover effect for the grid view of a stack (Dock)
#defaults write com.apple.dock mouse-over-hilite-stack -bool true
# Set the icon size of Dock items to 36 pixels
#defaults write com.apple.dock tilesize -int 36
# Change minimize/maximize window effect
#defaults write com.apple.dock mineffect -string "scale"
# Minimize windows into their application’s icon
defaults write com.apple.dock minimize-to-application -bool true
# Enable spring loading for all Dock items
defaults write com.apple.dock enable-spring-load-actions-on-all-items -bool true
# Show indicator lights for open applications in the Dock
#defaults write com.apple.dock show-process-indicators -bool true
# Wipe all (default) app icons from the Dock
# This is only really useful when setting up a new Mac, or if you don’t use
# the Dock to launch apps.
#defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array
# Show only open applications in the Dock
#defaults write com.apple.dock static-only -bool true
# Don’t animate opening applications from the Dock
#defaults write com.apple.dock launchanim -bool false
# Speed up Mission Control animations
defaults write com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration -float 0.1
# Don’t group windows by application in Mission Control
# (i.e. use the old Exposé behavior instead)
#defaults write com.apple.dock expose-group-by-app -bool false
# Disable Dashboard
#defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -bool true
# Don’t show Dashboard as a Space
#defaults write com.apple.dock dashboard-in-overlay -bool true
# Don’t automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use
defaults write com.apple.dock mru-spaces -bool false
# Remove the auto-hiding Dock delay
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0
# Remove the animation when hiding/showing the Dock
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0
# Automatically hide and show the Dock
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide -bool true
# Make Dock icons of hidden applications translucent
defaults write com.apple.dock showhidden -bool true
# Disable the Launchpad gesture (pinch with thumb and three fingers)
#defaults write com.apple.dock showLaunchpadGestureEnabled -int 0
# Reset Launchpad, but keep the desktop wallpaper intact
#find "${HOME}/Library/Application Support/Dock" -name "*-*.db" -maxdepth 1 -delete
# Add iOS & Watch Simulator to Launchpad
#sudo ln -sf "/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Applications/Simulator.app" "/Applications/Simulator.app"
#sudo ln -sf "/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Applications/Simulator (Watch).app" "/Applications/Simulator (Watch).app"
# Add a spacer to the left side of the Dock (where the applications are)
#defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{tile-data={}; tile-type="spacer-tile";}'
# Add a spacer to the right side of the Dock (where the Trash is)
#defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{tile-data={}; tile-type="spacer-tile";}'
# Hot corners
# Possible values:
# 0: no-op
# 2: Mission Control
# 3: Show application windows
# 4: Desktop
# 5: Start screen saver
# 6: Disable screen saver
# 7: Dashboard
# 10: Put display to sleep
# 11: Launchpad
# 12: Notification Center
# Top left screen corner → Desktop
defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-tl-corner -int 4
defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-tl-modifier -int 0
# Top right screen corner → Mission Control
defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-tr-corner -int 2
defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-tr-modifier -int 0
# Bottom left screen corner → Start screen saver
defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-bl-corner -int 5
defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-bl-modifier -int 0
# Bottom right screen corner → Put display to sleep
defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-br-corner -int 10
defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-br-modifier -int 0
###############################################################################
# Safari & WebKit #
###############################################################################
# Privacy: don’t send search queries to Apple
defaults write com.apple.Safari UniversalSearchEnabled -bool false
defaults write com.apple.Safari SuppressSearchSuggestions -bool true
## Press Tab to highlight each item on a web page
#defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitTabToLinksPreferenceKey -bool true
#defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2TabsToLinks -bool true
#
## Show the full URL in the address bar (note: this still hides the scheme)
#defaults write com.apple.Safari ShowFullURLInSmartSearchField -bool true
#
## Set Safari’s home page to `about:blank` for faster loading
#defaults write com.apple.Safari HomePage -string "about:blank"
#
## Prevent Safari from opening ‘safe’ files automatically after downloading
#defaults write com.apple.Safari AutoOpenSafeDownloads -bool false
#
## Allow hitting the Backspace key to go to the previous page in history
#defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2BackspaceKeyNavigationEnabled -bool true
#
## Hide Safari’s bookmarks bar by default
#defaults write com.apple.Safari ShowFavoritesBar -bool false
#
## Hide Safari’s sidebar in Top Sites
#defaults write com.apple.Safari ShowSidebarInTopSites -bool false
#
## Disable Safari’s thumbnail cache for History and Top Sites
#defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSnapshotsUpdatePolicy -int 2
#
## Enable Safari’s debug menu
#defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeInternalDebugMenu -bool true
#
## Make Safari’s search banners default to Contains instead of Starts With
#defaults write com.apple.Safari FindOnPageMatchesWordStartsOnly -bool false
#
## Remove useless icons from Safari’s bookmarks bar
#defaults write com.apple.Safari ProxiesInBookmarksBar "()"
#
## Enable the Develop menu and the Web Inspector in Safari
#defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDevelopMenu -bool true
#defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitDeveloperExtrasEnabledPreferenceKey -bool true
#defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2DeveloperExtrasEnabled -bool true
#
## Add a context menu item for showing the Web Inspector in web views
#defaults write NSGlobalDomain WebKitDeveloperExtras -bool true
#
## Enable continuous spellchecking
#defaults write com.apple.Safari WebContinuousSpellCheckingEnabled -bool true
## Disable auto-correct
#defaults write com.apple.Safari WebAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -bool false
#
## Disable AutoFill
#defaults write com.apple.Safari AutoFillFromAddressBook -bool false
#defaults write com.apple.Safari AutoFillPasswords -bool false
#defaults write com.apple.Safari AutoFillCreditCardData -bool false
#defaults write com.apple.Safari AutoFillMiscellaneousForms -bool false
#
## Warn about fraudulent websites
#defaults write com.apple.Safari WarnAboutFraudulentWebsites -bool true
#
## Disable plug-ins
#defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitPluginsEnabled -bool false
#defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2PluginsEnabled -bool false
#
## Disable Java
#defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitJavaEnabled -bool false
#defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2JavaEnabled -bool false
#
## Block pop-up windows
#defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitJavaScriptCanOpenWindowsAutomatically -bool false
#defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2JavaScriptCanOpenWindowsAutomatically -bool false
#
## Disable auto-playing video
##defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitMediaPlaybackAllowsInline -bool false
##defaults write com.apple.SafariTechnologyPreview WebKitMediaPlaybackAllowsInline -bool false
##defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2AllowsInlineMediaPlayback -bool false
##defaults write com.apple.SafariTechnologyPreview com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2AllowsInlineMediaPlayback -bool false
#
## Enable “Do Not Track”
#defaults write com.apple.Safari SendDoNotTrackHTTPHeader -bool true
#
## Update extensions automatically
#defaults write com.apple.Safari InstallExtensionUpdatesAutomatically -bool true
###############################################################################
# Mail #
###############################################################################
## Disable send and reply animations in Mail.app
#defaults write com.apple.mail DisableReplyAnimations -bool true
#defaults write com.apple.mail DisableSendAnimations -bool true
#
## Copy email addresses as `foo@example.com` instead of `Foo Bar <foo@example.com>` in Mail.app
#defaults write com.apple.mail AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard -bool false
#
## Add the keyboard shortcut ⌘ + Enter to send an email in Mail.app
#defaults write com.apple.mail NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add "Send" "@\U21a9"
#
## Display emails in threaded mode, sorted by date (oldest at the top)
#defaults write com.apple.mail DraftsViewerAttributes -dict-add "DisplayInThreadedMode" -string "yes"
#defaults write com.apple.mail DraftsViewerAttributes -dict-add "SortedDescending" -string "yes"
#defaults write com.apple.mail DraftsViewerAttributes -dict-add "SortOrder" -string "received-date"
#
## Disable inline attachments (just show the icons)
#defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool true
#
## Disable automatic spell checking
#defaults write com.apple.mail SpellCheckingBehavior -string "NoSpellCheckingEnabled"
###############################################################################
# Spotlight #
###############################################################################
# Hide Spotlight tray-icon (and subsequent helper)
#sudo chmod 600 /System/Library/CoreServices/Search.bundle/Contents/MacOS/Search
# Disable Spotlight indexing for any volume that gets mounted and has not yet
# been indexed before.
# Use `sudo mdutil -i off "/Volumes/foo"` to stop indexing any volume.
sudo defaults write /.Spotlight-V100/VolumeConfiguration Exclusions -array "/Volumes"
# Change indexing order and disable some search results
# Yosemite-specific search results (remove them if you are using macOS 10.9 or older):
# MENU_DEFINITION
# MENU_CONVERSION
# MENU_EXPRESSION
# MENU_SPOTLIGHT_SUGGESTIONS (send search queries to Apple)
# MENU_WEBSEARCH (send search queries to Apple)
# MENU_OTHER
defaults write com.apple.spotlight orderedItems -array \
'{"enabled" = 1;"name" = "APPLICATIONS";}' \
'{"enabled" = 1;"name" = "SYSTEM_PREFS";}' \
'{"enabled" = 1;"name" = "DIRECTORIES";}' \
'{"enabled" = 1;"name" = "PDF";}' \
'{"enabled" = 1;"name" = "FONTS";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "DOCUMENTS";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "MESSAGES";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "CONTACT";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "EVENT_TODO";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "IMAGES";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "BOOKMARKS";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "MUSIC";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "MOVIES";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "PRESENTATIONS";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "SPREADSHEETS";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "SOURCE";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "MENU_DEFINITION";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "MENU_OTHER";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "MENU_CONVERSION";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "MENU_EXPRESSION";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "MENU_WEBSEARCH";}' \
'{"enabled" = 0;"name" = "MENU_SPOTLIGHT_SUGGESTIONS";}'
# Load new settings before rebuilding the index
killall mds > /dev/null 2>&1
# Make sure indexing is enabled for the main volume
sudo mdutil -i on / > /dev/null
# Rebuild the index from scratch
sudo mdutil -E / > /dev/null
###############################################################################
# Terminal & iTerm 2 #
###############################################################################
## Only use UTF-8 in Terminal.app
#defaults write com.apple.terminal StringEncodings -array 4
#
## Use a modified version of the Solarized Dark theme by default in Terminal.app
#osascript <<EOD
#
#tell application "Terminal"
#
# local allOpenedWindows
# local initialOpenedWindows
# local windowID
# set themeName to "Solarized Dark xterm-256color"
#
# (* Store the IDs of all the open terminal windows. *)
# set initialOpenedWindows to id of every window
#
# (* Open the custom theme so that it gets added to the list
# of available terminal themes (note: this will open two
# additional terminal windows). *)
# do shell script "open '$HOME/init/" & themeName & ".terminal'"
#
# (* Wait a little bit to ensure that the custom theme is added. *)
# delay 1
#
# (* Set the custom theme as the default terminal theme. *)
# set default settings to settings set themeName
#
# (* Get the IDs of all the currently opened terminal windows. *)
# set allOpenedWindows to id of every window
#
# repeat with windowID in allOpenedWindows
#
# (* Close the additional windows that were opened in order
# to add the custom theme to the list of terminal themes. *)
# if initialOpenedWindows does not contain windowID then
# close (every window whose id is windowID)
#
# (* Change the theme for the initial opened terminal windows
# to remove the need to close them in order for the custom
# theme to be applied. *)
# else
# set current settings of tabs of (every window whose id is windowID) to settings set themeName
# end if
#
# end repeat
#
#end tell
#
#EOD
#
## Enable “focus follows mouse” for Terminal.app and all X11 apps
## i.e. hover over a window and start typing in it without clicking first
##defaults write com.apple.terminal FocusFollowsMouse -bool true
##defaults write org.x.X11 wm_ffm -bool true
#
## Enable Secure Keyboard Entry in Terminal.app
## See: https://security.stackexchange.com/a/47786/8918
#defaults write com.apple.terminal SecureKeyboardEntry -bool true
#
## Disable the annoying line marks
#defaults write com.apple.Terminal ShowLineMarks -int 0
#
## Install the Solarized Dark theme for iTerm
#open "${HOME}/init/Solarized Dark.itermcolors"
#
## Don’t display the annoying prompt when quitting iTerm
#defaults write com.googlecode.iterm2 PromptOnQuit -bool false
###############################################################################
# Time Machine #
###############################################################################
# Prevent Time Machine from prompting to use new hard drives as backup volume
defaults write com.apple.TimeMachine DoNotOfferNewDisksForBackup -bool true
# Disable local Time Machine backups
hash tmutil &> /dev/null && sudo tmutil disablelocal
###############################################################################
# Activity Monitor #
###############################################################################
# Show the main window when launching Activity Monitor
defaults write com.apple.ActivityMonitor OpenMainWindow -bool true
# Visualize CPU usage in the Activity Monitor Dock icon
defaults write com.apple.ActivityMonitor IconType -int 5
# Show all processes in Activity Monitor
defaults write com.apple.ActivityMonitor ShowCategory -int 0
# Sort Activity Monitor results by CPU usage
defaults write com.apple.ActivityMonitor SortColumn -string "CPUUsage"
defaults write com.apple.ActivityMonitor SortDirection -int 0
###############################################################################
# Address Book, Dashboard, iCal, TextEdit, and Disk Utility #
###############################################################################
## Enable the debug menu in Address Book
#defaults write com.apple.addressbook ABShowDebugMenu -bool true
#
## Enable Dashboard dev mode (allows keeping widgets on the desktop)
#defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode -bool true
#
## Enable the debug menu in iCal (pre-10.8)
#defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu -bool true
#
## Use plain text mode for new TextEdit documents
#defaults write com.apple.TextEdit RichText -int 0
## Open and save files as UTF-8 in TextEdit
#defaults write com.apple.TextEdit PlainTextEncoding -int 4
#defaults write com.apple.TextEdit PlainTextEncodingForWrite -int 4
#
## Enable the debug menu in Disk Utility
#defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled -bool true
#defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility advanced-image-options -bool true
#
## Auto-play videos when opened with QuickTime Player
#defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX MGPlayMovieOnOpen -bool true
###############################################################################
# Mac App Store #
###############################################################################
## Enable the WebKit Developer Tools in the Mac App Store
#defaults write com.apple.appstore WebKitDeveloperExtras -bool true
#
## Enable Debug Menu in the Mac App Store
#defaults write com.apple.appstore ShowDebugMenu -bool true
#
## Enable the automatic update check
#defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate AutomaticCheckEnabled -bool true
#
## Check for software updates daily, not just once per week
#defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate ScheduleFrequency -int 1
#
## Download newly available updates in background
#defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate AutomaticDownload -int 1
#
## Install System data files & security updates
#defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CriticalUpdateInstall -int 1
#
## Automatically download apps purchased on other Macs
#defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate ConfigDataInstall -int 1
#
## Turn on app auto-update
#defaults write com.apple.commerce AutoUpdate -bool true
#
## Allow the App Store to reboot machine on macOS updates
#defaults write com.apple.commerce AutoUpdateRestartRequired -bool true
###############################################################################
# Photos #
###############################################################################
# Prevent Photos from opening automatically when devices are plugged in
defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool true
###############################################################################
# Messages #
###############################################################################
## Disable automatic emoji substitution (i.e. use plain text smileys)
#defaults write com.apple.messageshelper.MessageController SOInputLineSettings -dict-add "automaticEmojiSubstitutionEnablediMessage" -bool false
#
## Disable smart quotes as it’s annoying for messages that contain code
#defaults write com.apple.messageshelper.MessageController SOInputLineSettings -dict-add "automaticQuoteSubstitutionEnabled" -bool false
#
## Disable continuous spell checking
#defaults write com.apple.messageshelper.MessageController SOInputLineSettings -dict-add "continuousSpellCheckingEnabled" -bool false
###############################################################################
# Google Chrome & Google Chrome Canary #
###############################################################################
## Disable the all too sensitive backswipe on trackpads
#defaults write com.google.Chrome AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool false
#defaults write com.google.Chrome.canary AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool false
#
## Disable the all too sensitive backswipe on Magic Mouse
#defaults write com.google.Chrome AppleEnableMouseSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool false
#defaults write com.google.Chrome.canary AppleEnableMouseSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool false
# Use the system-native print preview dialog
defaults write com.google.Chrome DisablePrintPreview -bool true
defaults write com.google.Chrome.canary DisablePrintPreview -bool true
# Expand the print dialog by default
defaults write com.google.Chrome PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint2 -bool true
defaults write com.google.Chrome.canary PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint2 -bool true
###############################################################################
# Kill affected applications #
###############################################################################
for app in "Activity Monitor" \
"Address Book" \
"Calendar" \
"cfprefsd" \
"Contacts" \
"Dock" \
"Finder" \
"Google Chrome Canary" \
"Google Chrome" \
"Mail" \
"Messages" \
"Photos" \
"Safari" \
"SystemUIServer" \
"Terminal" \
"iCal"; do
killall "${app}" &> /dev/null
done
echo "Done. Note that some of these changes require a logout/restart to take effect."
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