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macOS: Turn Off Rootless (SIP or System Integrity Protection)

Turning Off SIP Apple introduced System Integrity Protection (rootless) mode as a security feature in OS X El Capitan. It prevents you (and programs) from changing root-level files even with your password, but it can stop some programs from working. Here’s how to disable it Turn off rootless/System Integrity Protection on Mac: Disable SIP ...

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macOS: Disable macOS Gatekeeper

Disable Gatekeeper in macOS The Gatekeeper settings can be found in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General. The Gatekeeper options are located beneath “All apps downloaded from:” with the choice of “Anywhere” missing. Thankfully, the “Anywhere” setting can be restored to Gatekeeper in Sierra with a Terminal command. First,...

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macOS: Show Hidden Files in Finder

Showing Hidden Files in Finder In the Terminal type: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder To set it back (that .DS_Store on the Desktop is hella irritating), execute those same commands, but just switch that TRUE to FALSE. Source: http://lifehacker.com/software/command-line/show-hidden-files-in-finder-188892...

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macOS: Change the Default Location for macOS Screenshots

Changing the Default Screenshots Save Location Create a new folder using Finder (eg. Desktop/Screenshots). Go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal. Type: defaults write com.apple.screencapture location then drag the newly created folder to the Terminal screen (and it will insert the file path of the folder for you). Or enter the ...

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macOS: Encrypt and Decrypt File on macOS

Encrypting the file. Open Terminal. $ openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -e -in INPUT-FILE -out OUTPUT-FILE OpenSSL will asks for the encryption password. Enter the encryption password. enter aes-256-cbc encryption password: Enter the encryption password, again. Verifying - enter aes-256-cbc encryption password: Done! Decrypti...

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macOS: Install MPV Player with Homebrew

Installation Install Xcode from AppStore. Install Command Line Tools from Xcode > Preferences > Downloads. Install Homebrew by running this command in Terminal: $ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" Install some other needed stuff: $ sudo easy_install do...

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macOS: Disable macOS Notification Center

Notification Center Notification Center can be great for reminders, messages and other alerts that you need in order to get through your day unscathed, but if you’re like me, notifications are the devil and they merely just distract you from what you were working on. To disable Notification Center completely, follow these quick steps: Open ...

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