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Contents:

Finder Shortcuts #

  • Cmd + Shift + G: Go to Folder
  • Cmd + Shift + .: Toggle visibility of dot files

Useful Apps #

  • Dozer: OSS alternative to Bartender for sorting / hiding icons in the menu bar

Stop Apple Music / iTunes from starting on Play #

Source: Stop iTunes From Launching When You Press Play On Your Mac’s Keyboard

launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.rcd.plist

Find which app is stealing focus #

Answer from StackExchange:

#!/usr/bin/python                                                                                                       

try:
    from AppKit import NSWorkspace
except ImportError:
    print "Can't import AppKit -- maybe you're running python from brew?"
    print "Try running with Apple's /usr/bin/python instead."
    exit(1)

from datetime import datetime
from time import sleep

last_active_name = None
while True:
    active_app = NSWorkspace.sharedWorkspace().activeApplication()
    if active_app['NSApplicationName'] != last_active_name:
        last_active_name = active_app['NSApplicationName']
        print '%s: %s [%s]' % (
            datetime.now().strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S'),
            active_app['NSApplicationName'],
            active_app['NSApplicationPath']
        )
    sleep(1)

Needs pyobjc:

pip install pyobjc

Troubleshooting #

Other Documents #