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You can have the folder contents auto-arranged in icon view via a few settings in View > Show View Options (⌘ Cmd-J). When you select the files to be Arranged By the criteria you prefer and select Use as Defaults, the icons are automatically re-organised on-the-fly. Note that you don't need to select Always open in icon view, as in the example image ...


The property list you are referring to is com.apple.dock.plist. Try using com.apple.dock as the domain.


On my iMac the com.apple.security.plist is located in the Preferences folder in the Local Domain: /Library/Preferences but you were looking in the Preferences folder in the User Domain: ~/Library/Preferences (aka: /Users/[username]/Library Preferences) There was no com.apple.security.revocation.plist file in any of the Preferences folders ...


I've written a script for backing up and restoring the database. There is no need to extract anything from .GlobalPreferences.plist, just copy the db and open the systeme preferences to reload the settings. ############ #!/bin/bash ME=$USER DB_BACKUP_DIR=$HOME/Desktop DB_BACKUP_FILE=$DB_BACKUP_DIR/UserDictionary.db # Find the path where the replacement ...


To create a stack on the Dock of recently-used apps I solved using Thinkertool (http://www.bresink.com/osx/TinkerTool.html) which allow to enable lot of hidden preferences including the stack of recently-used apps.


The app can be found at this path: /System/Library/ColorSync/Calibrators/Display Calibrator.app To run directly from Terminal type: open -a /System/Library/ColorSync/Calibrators/Display\ Calibrator.app This will pop-up a small window on every monitor you have connected.


This is probably because some other users of files require complete lines e.g. C code will complain if there is no newline at the end of file - see this SO question and one main use of Bbedit etc is programming So the reason is not really specific to the Apple editors mentioned but more for what use the files is made of. Also see the comment to that ...


You could set up a folder action item that monitors the relevant folders and runs an Applescript that copies the relevant preference files to the Dropbox folder when the folder changes. Another (similar) approach would be writing a launch agent: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...

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