Mac Tips and Tricks

Shortcuts

Change Notification type

  • Preferences > Notifications
  • None: no notification at all
  • Banners: go away automatically
  • Alters: stay until user dismisses it
Option click EVERYTHING
  • in Finder, Option+Click will show menu: “copy items as pathnames”, and “show inspector”

Prevent a Mac from Sleeping

  • pmset noidle

Remove Siri from the Touch Bar

  • Preferences > Keyboard > Customize Control Strip
  • Highlight the Siri button, click, and drag the Siri button upward and out of the Touch Bar

Enable Touch ID

  • Preferences > Touch ID
  • Then we can use touch id instead of manually type password
  • Use Touch ID for sudo
    • vi nano /etc/pam.d/sudo
    • add “auth sufficient pam_tid.so” to the top

Change default application for a file type

  • right-click the file, select Get Info and change the application in Open With section.
  • click Change All… button to apply the changes to all files
  • Shortcut: Command+space
  • Reveal the Location
    • Preview location: with Command key
    • Open the location in Finder: hold the Command key, and press Return

Mail


Messages App to send/receive SMS

iPad

Manually manage music and videos

To manually copy videos from mac to iPad: - Select Summary option from the device’s settings in iTunes, then enable the option

brew

Tools

the-unarchiver
  • brew cask install the-unarchiver
  • open its preferences and select all the file format
grammarly


References

Mac Tips & Tricks - 2016

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