Display the macOS Dock in Touch Bar using Pock

Display macOS Dock in Touch Bar. It’s free and open source! Not that I’d use it (I always use the “Expanded Control Strip” to make the Touch Bar show the “regular” keys), but I found this one quite interesting and it looks really cute. Installation possible per brew cask: brew cask install pock You can […]

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 and will pause/play the actively playing element. Whilst this might be a good addition for many, it doesn’t work me, as I’m constantly 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, […]