Mac OSX Mojave Tweaks

Once of my favorite parts of setting up a new Mac or doing a fresh installation is the slight tweaks and customization that can make the computer feel more personalized and help expedite tasks.  In the article I am going to go over some of the tweaks that I do on my Mac’s.  I’m not going to go over the main stream functionalities like “Dark mode” and stacks, but – here are some out side of the box things I do when setting up my new machines.

Speeding up Finder and the Dock
So – find is by far – is one of the best parts of Mac OSX for me, but it is a bit slow and chunk at times.  From build to build, this changes but, I like to have a fast streamlined experience so here are some quick UI tweaks you can make to make finder feel a bit snappier.

To start, open terminal.
Then paste the following into the terminal window:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false
defaults write -g QLPanelAnimationDuration -float 0
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSWindowResizeTime -float 0.001
defaults write com.apple.finder DisableAllAnimations -bool true
defaults write com.apple.dock launchanim -bool false
defaults write com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration -float 0.1
defaults write com.apple.Dock autohide-delay -float 0
defaults write com.apple.mail DisableReplyAnimations -bool true
defaults write com.apple.mail DisableSendAnimations -bool true
defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitInitialTimedLayoutDelay 0.15
defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add ‘{
“tile-data” = { “list-type” = 1; }; “tile-type” = “recents-tile”; }’
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool YES

The above commands remove or adjust common animations to make finder, some apps, the dock operate a bit quicker – and add some functionality to the doc itself like recent items, full paths to files/folders in finder, etc.  You should reboot after making the changes.

Tinker Tools
Tinker tools is a cool little app that lets you customize a good amount of otherwise hidden features/functions of Mac OSX.

Download Link : https://www.bresink.com/osx/0TinkerTool/download.php




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