macOS Mojava: Disable the floating screenshot thumbnail (using defaults write)

A tweet that’s been making rounds this week is on how to disable macOS Mojave’s floating screenshot preview thumbnail (and remove that delay along with it). PSA: If you’re on macOS Mojave, you can revert to the old, good, screenshot behavior (no floating screenshot thumbnail, no delay before file shows on desktop) ✨1: ⌘+Shift+52: Click […]

Microsoft Edge preview builds for macOS

Speaking of IE in the previous post: Microsoft just (officially) released the first preview builds for Microsoft Edge for macOS, which uses the Chromium rendering engine internally. Although I don’t use my Mac’s Touch Bar – I’ve got set it to always show the full control strip – I really like how they’ve linked it […]

Disable Hardware Media Keys Support in Chrome

A new feature that landed in Chrome 73 is support for hardware Media Keys. Whenever you press one of the play/pause/next/prev buttons on your keyboard, Chrome can now respond to this. video.addEventListener(‘pause’, function() { // Video is now paused. // TODO: Let’s update UI accordingly. }); video.addEventListener(‘play’, function() { // Video is now playing. // […]

Trigger macOS notifications from the CLI with node-notifier-cli

$ notify -t “Hello” -m “My Message” -s –open http://github.com $ notify -t “Agent Coulson” –icon https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mikaelbr/node-notifier/master/example/coulson.jpg $ notify -m “My Message” -s Glass $ echo “My Message” | notify -t “Hello” Installation per NPM/Yarn: yarn global add node-notifier-cli TIP: As with many packages you can also run it using the aforementioned npx: npx -p […]

ProvisionQL – Finder Quick Look plugin for .ipa and .mobileprovision files

One of the Finder Quick Look plugins I have installed is ProvisionQL. It allows one to have a quick preview of .ipa and .mobileprovision files. Installation possible via Brew-Caskroom: brew cask install provisionql ProvisionQL → Related: macOS Quick Look plugins for JavaScript, Markdown, JSON, …

Automatically set up your Mac and configure macOS using ./freshinstall

Recently I configured my new MacBook Pro. I decided to start with a clean slate and not migrate anything from my old MacBook. To configure macOS I whipped up ./freshinstall, which automates that process. Steps included are: Configure macOS Preferences and the like Generate and load SSH keys Install the essentials: XCode, Git, Homebrew Copy […]

Login with root and no password on any mac running macOS High Sierra

This tweet is currently making rounds on Twitter: You can access it via System Preferences>Users & Groups>Click the lock to make changes. Then use "root" with no password. And try it for several times. Result is unbelievable! — Lemi Orhan Ergin (@lemiorhan) November 28, 2017 And yes, that actually works: enter root as a username, […]