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macOS: Get CPU Info via Command Line in macOS

Getting CPU Info from Command Line Launch Terminal. Enter following sysctl command. $ sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string The example output may look like any of the following: $ sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5257U CPU @ 2.70GHz This is basically in the following format: Chip Brand – Processor Type and Chip ...

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Firefox: Disable or Re-enable Pocker for Firefox

Disable Pocket for Firefox In the address bar, type about:config and press Return. The about:config “This might void your warranty!” warning page may appear. Click I accept the risk! to continue to the about:config page. Type pocket in the Search box above the list of preferences. Double-click the extensions.pocket.ena...

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macOS: Enable Dock Suck Minimize Effect

Enable “Suck” Minimize Effect Open Terminal window. Enter following command. defaults write com.apple.dock mineffect -string suck Restart Dock by using following command. killall Dock Done! Source: How to Add the “Suck” Minimize Effect to Your Dock Preferences

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macOS: Customize the About This Mac Section of a Mac

Customizing the About This Mac **BACK UP the original file to a safe location on your computer before modifying it, in case of a mistake or wanting to revert to stock later. Changing the System Logo This section will modify the circular image of your OS version on the main “About This Mac” page. On older OS versions, this used to be an im...

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macOS: Create a Bootable Installer for macOS

Create a macOS bootable installer You can use an external drive or secondary volume as a startup disk from which to install the Mac operating system. These advanced steps are intended primarly for system administrators and others who are familiar with the command line. Make sure you use a USB flash drive or other removable media that has a...

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Xcode: Run iOS Emulator Without Starting Xcode

Starting iOS Emulator WITHOUT Starting Xcode Assuming you have Xcode installed in /Applications, then you can do this from the command line to start the iPhone Simulator: $ open /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone\ Simulator.app You could create a symbolic-link from your...

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Fixing FileZilla Window Position on macOS

Fixing FileZilla Window Position Somehow FileZilla window stuck under the macOS menubar. Shutting down Filezilla Editing /Users/username/.config/filezilla/filezilla.xml Searching for this line: Original: <Setting name="Window position and size">0 0 -56 1504 1126 </Setting> Changing it to: New: <Setting...

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