Alex Kaloostian

Apple Certified Master Trainer | Systems Integrator | Video Editor | Motion Graphics Artist

More Terminal secrets revealed

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Want to change the default time of 1 hour for TimeMachine backups, change the look of your dock, or hide a user account? Many of these hidden “features” can be performed on your Mac with a simple “defaults” command in the Terminal.

There used to be a great shareware app called Secrets to handle these with a click, but it hasn’t been updated for Lion. Now some kind soul has posted a huge lis of these commands on GitHub.

https://github.com/mathiasbynens/dotfiles/blob/master/.osx

Use at your own risk, of course. I recommend simply cutting-and-pasting the command you want into the Terminal, and press return. If you type them wrong it could lead to trouble.

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Author: alexkaloostian

I'm a video editor, motion graphics designer and Mac IT consultant in the Boston area.

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