Automatically Fix Bluetooth Audio Balance Drift in macOS with “Balance Lock”

It’s been over 10 years that I’ve been using macOS (then OS X) and every now and then I notice that the audio balance of my Bluetooth headset is off for no apparent reason. Hmm, why is the balance for my headphone suddenly off? Back in 2014 I was lucky enough to see this tweet […]

Watch PIP YouTube videos on macOS with pipcorn

With pipcorn you can spawn a picture-in-picture YouTube player on your Mac without installing anything! Install it globally using npm, or run it directly using npx: npx pipcorn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ Basically it’s a wrapper around ytdl (to get the MP4 URL) and open-pip-cli (to open a PIP player). Love the name, too. pipcorn Source (GitHub) →

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 Mojave: 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, …