Tips and tricks

My Mac OS X configuration when I setup a new installation


show hidden files

command + shift + .

or press by default on system Login:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles true

change screenshot format to jpg

defaults write type jpg;killall SystemUIServer

disable Close windows when quitting an app to preserver the Windows status

Dock position

I always adjust the dock on the right side to save vertical space


Setup new finder window

and Show all filename extensions ( from Advanced )

Augumented Terminal

I install an iTerm2 and make sure that alt + backspace deletes the previous words


disable mouse acceleration

defaults write .GlobalPreferences -1


install CopyLess 2 , or your preferred clip board manager


allow Zoom from accessibility


  • enable App Expose
  • enable tap to click
  • disable Natural Scrolling


System Settings > Keyboard > Sources > Edit, disable AutoCorrect

I use function keys as modifier

{"type":"main_options","images_arr":"'#ffffff'","enable_ajax":"off","soundcloud_apikey":"","bg_isparallax":"off","bg_slideshow_time":"0","bg_transition":"slidedown","site_url":"https:\/\/","theme_url":"https:\/\/\/wp-content\/themes\/qucreative\/","blur_ammount":"26","width_column":"50","width_section_bg":"","width_gap":"30","border_width":"0","border_color":"#ffffff","translate_cancel_comment":"Cancel reply","translate_leave_a_comment":"Leave a comment","translate_leave_a_comment_to":"Leave a comment to","is_customize_preview":"off","width_blur_margin":"30","gallery_w_thumbs_autoplay_videos":"off","content_enviroment_opacity":"30","menu_enviroment_opacity":"70","base_url":"https:\/\/"}