new-mac

by KrauseFx

KrauseFx / new-mac

List of the things to do on a new Mac

137 Stars 12 Forks Last release: Not found MIT License 67 Commits 0 Releases

Available items

No Items, yet!

The developer of this repository has not created any items for sale yet. Need a bug fixed? Help with integration? A different license? Create a request here:

new-mac

The things I do when setting up a new Mac

Setup shell

Alfred

  • [ ] Download and enable it for CMD + space
  • [ ] Enable sync via Google Drive

BetterTouchTool

  • [ ] Download, install and enable BTT
  • [ ] Transfer settings from other Mac

Tweetbot

  • [ ] Login to all accounts

Sublime Text

  • [ ] Migrate settings
  • [ ] Install plugins

Finder

  • [ ] Show Path Bar
  • [ ] Remove labels and clean up Sidebar

Dock

  • [ ] Auto-hide dock
  • [ ] Remove all the  things

Install and setup

Mac App Store

  • [ ] Trello
  • [ ] Tweetbot
  • [ ] Bear Notes
  • [ ] Pixelmator
  • [ ] Timing

Other

  • [ ] Transfer iMessages history (
    ~/Library/Messages
    )
  • [ ] Make emojis faster using
    defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false
  • [ ] Enable taps for trackpad
  • [ ] Increase trackpad speed
  • [ ] Add email to lock message in
    Security & Privacy
    settings
  • [ ] Enable zoom for
    control
    + scrolling (System Preferences -> Accessibility -> Zoom ->
    Use scroll gesture ...
  • [ ] Custom keyboard shortcut for all apps:
    control
    + tab =>
    Select Next Tab
    and
    Next Tab
    , same for previous (used in applications like Tweetbot)
  • [ ] Keyboard
    Key Repeat
    to the fastest,
    Delay
    to the second shortest
  • [ ] Enable US keyboard with German Umlaut mapping (see
    USGermanKeyboard
    folder)
  • [ ] Install Bitbar and point to Google Drive Bitbar folder
  • [ ] Disable all app dock bouncing
    defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE
  • [ ] Disable Siri system wide, and remove Siri button from touch bar
  • [ ]
    defaults write com.flexibits.fantastical2.mac HideLocationSuggestions -bool YES
  • [ ]
    defaults write com.flexibits.fantastical2.mac AlwaysIgnoreLocation -bool YES
  • [ ] Fantastical Advanced setting
    Go to today after adding items
    (who even comes up with that default)
  • [ ] Disable all kinds of animations
    • [ ]
      defaults write -g NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false
      (disable popover animations)
    • [ ]
      defaults write -g NSWindowResizeTime -float 0.001
  • [ ] System preferences -> Notifications ->
    Tower
    -> None, as Tower shows pretty useless notifications all the time
  • [ ] Setup
    /etc/hosts
    using someonewhocares.org/hosts
    • [ ] Don't use Little Snitch for this, as it will slow down their UI a lot, better use the hosts file
  • [ ] Block port 80 using Little Snitch
  • [ ] Change the screenshot location using the Screenshot app to
    ~/Google Drive/Screenshots
  • [ ] Transfer keybase.io account

We use cookies. If you continue to browse the site, you agree to the use of cookies. For more information on our use of cookies please see our Privacy Policy.