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

  • Get rid of the annoying network stores:

defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true

  • stop telling me shit I already know:

defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices LSQuarantine -bool NO

  • Put Screenshots in their own Directory on the Desktop

    mkdir ~/Desktop/Screenshots
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop/Screenshots
    
  • Set a Login Message:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow LoginwindowText "Room17: Unauthorized Access Prohibited"

  • Disable saving to iCloud

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool FALSE

  • Disable Dashboard

defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean TRUE

  • Disable MobileBackups in TimeMachine

sudo tmutil disablelocal