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Finder -> Preferences -> Advanced


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There is no native way to do that.


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Surprisingly this doesn't work with the command line tools as one would expect. This needs to be done with the System Preferences app. Open up the "User's & Groups" panel in the "System Preferences" app. Make sure it is unlocked (bottom left) Control click on your username (top left) and select "Advanced Options..." This is only available if you are an ...


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I personally use symlinks to move all of those directories under my User account. I logged in as root and symlinked all of my directories "Documents' Downloads " Movies", etc and moved them to an external drive. Mac OS sees the changes just fine and points to those directories (on the external drive) automatically and I have had no issues doing it this ...


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From a Terminal window: sudo defaults write /System/Library/User\ Template/Non_localized/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences com.apple.swipescrolldirection -bool false Source


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Launch Services is responsible for default file associations. Let's say I wanted to change all text files to open in Sublime Text 2. First I need the kMDItemCFBundleIdentifier for Sublime Text 2. I can use mdls to get this information: > mdls /Applications/Sublime\ Text\ 2.app _kTimeMachineIsCreationMarker = 1 _kTimeMachineNewestSnapshot = ...


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I was doing it the wrong way like you try to for a long time and also have retreated to using RCDefaultApp in the past... but there's actually a way to do that natively which works. Do the following: 1) right click your file 2) choose "Get Info" 3) in the popup find the "Open with" strip (this is by default closed) and open it 4) from the drop down choose ...


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If you are not forced to use defaults write you can use the following command. It interacts with the OS the same as if you were to utilize System Preferences. TESTED ON: 10.5.x 10.6.x 10.7.x 10.8.x 10.9.x sudo osascript -e 'tell application "System Events" to set require password to wake of security preferences to false' NOTE: If the command is ...


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As far as I know, the only way to do this is via a Cydia app called AnyLockApp. It allows you to configure the behavior of the camera button that appears on the lock screen. You can set any app to be activated by that button. See also the AnyLockApp page. Settings screen: Edit: As mentioned in the comments and by stuffe's answer, this hack will probably ...


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Art, Do you have this working successfully? Have you tried hiding the folders using something like: chflags hidden ~/Documents Then creating a link to it such as (in Terminal): cd ~ mkdir stuff cd stuff ln -s ~/Documents I believe that this will hide the ~/Documents folder from the Finder but it will still be there so anything writing to it will ...


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You can adjust this on a per-app basis by editing the plist. My memory is rusty but here are instructions, if I remember correctly. Show package contents for the app you want Edit the file Contents/info.plist Search for "LSUIPresentationMode" (you may want to use a plist editor). It will look like this if you use a regular text editor: ...


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This is not a trivial task, if I recall correctly people run the strings utility at the command-line against an Application, and look for things that match a structure similar to com.domain.FeatureName. (com.apple.iTunes, ch.cyberduck.CyberDuck, com.panic.Coda, etc.) The likely easiest way to manage these overrides is by a System Preferences Pane by the ...


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You could also create an XML or old-style property list and convert it with plutil: plutil -convert binary1 test.plist It modifies files in place by default. You can specify a different output file with -o or print to stdout with -o -.


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You can choose from five different word break settings in System Preferences: I haven't tried the Finnish, Greek, or Japanese settings, but I have found only two differences between the Standard and English (United States, Computer) settings: period and colon are part of words between alphabetic ASCII characters in Standard but not in English (United ...


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The Word Break option has been removed in Mavericks. Instead: defaults write .GlobalPreferences AppleTextBreakLocale en_US_POSIX Sources: https://twitter.com/jaydisc/status/393157866812502016 and http://lri.me/osx.txt


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To expand on Han's answer, here is the excerpt from the article Managing inout methods in OS X To change your default input method in OS X and avoid having to make these adjustments for each application and document you open, you first have to be sure the setting to allow a different input source for each document is disabled. To do this, go to the ...


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duti is a shell utility that enables using a text file to configure the default applications for file types and URL schemes. For example save a file like this as ~/.duti: com.gnu.Emacs public.plain-text all com.gnu.Emacs public.unix-executable all org.videolan.vlc .mkv all Then run duti ~/.duti. You can install duti with brew install duti or by running ...


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The frame that's used is called the "Poster Frame". It looks like iTunes chooses a frame 10 seconds into the video by default. To choose a specific frame as the cover art: Start playing the video. Pause the video on the frame you want to use. Right-click on the video and choose "Set Poster Frame".


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Most people here want to do everything via the command line, but I have a more practical suggestion. These two programs described below list a great deal of the known command-line customizable features of Mac OS X applications, sorted by application or function. The advantage is the list of functions is provided for you; you don't have to go searching ...


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I've been using Default Folder X (35$) for years to add this capability, among many others.


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That is not normal - I have drwxrwxr-x+ 73 root admin 2482 24 Jun 09:28 Applications/ There is a option in Disk Utility.app to repair permissions which should change the Applications directory and others back.


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The network library is intended for client computers bound to a network domain server. A domain server acts as a central repository for configuration information -- mostly user accounts, but also (among other things) mount records. Mount records tell the client computers to automatically mount a certain file server share point automatically. If you use ...


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There really isn't a notion of "available" keys. The application is free to read whatever keys it wants. Most people discover "secret" defaults keys by using strings to look through the application binary to see what keys it will try to read.


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You can move your entire user account (home) folder using the following steps: Click on Users & Groups in System Preferences. Unlock the pane (lock icon). Right click on your selected user and choose the "advanced" option from the list. You will be greeted by the following screen: From there, simply select the "home directory" to which you wish to ...


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Well, the short answer is: Don't, because too many things depend on it. This is also the reason why Apple choose to make it difficult to rename these folders. If you want to take the risk anyway, this answer to a somewhat related question should give you some ideas.


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Run plutil -convert xml1 ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.launchservices.plist and add an entry like this under LSHandlers: <dict> <key>LSHandlerContentType</key> <string>public.unix-executable</string> <key>LSHandlerRoleAll</key> <string>com.macromates.textmate</string> </dict> ...


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Other than jailbreak you are out of luck, the jailbreak version detail in another answer will likely work on 5.0.1 (double tap home to reveal the camera button and volume controls) but in 5.1 it's not a button any more, but a sliding control and as such highly doubtful that a jailbreak hack will be able to modify it's function.


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If you use TinkerTool you can change the location that screen capture will saved: And also you can Add control to the two shortcuts above to place the screen shot on the clipboard instead of saving it to the desktop., and paste it in image Editor like Acorn.


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Perhaps a fairly long explanation how things work might clear up your and others' search for these "hidden" preferences. Most applications will read their preference files once when they start and the defaults tool exists to ensure the preference files are a valid structure and don't contain syntax errors. (It also allows the system to change how the keys ...



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