Various things to run in Terminal on a new Mac (Updated)

  • Get rid of the annoying network stores:

defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores true

  • stop telling me shit I already know:

defaults write LSQuarantine -bool NO

  • Put Screenshots in their own Directory on the Desktop

    mkdir ~/Desktop/Screenshots
    defaults write location ~/Desktop/Screenshots
  • Set a Login Message:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ LoginwindowText "Room17: Unauthorized Access Prohibited"

  • Disable saving to iCloud

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool FALSE

  • Disable Dashboard

defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean TRUE

  • Disable MobileBackups in TimeMachine

sudo tmutil disablelocal