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The OS X UI is not resolution-independent, the only thing you can do is to change the resolution. Which is essentially what OS X does on HiDPI screens when switching to Larger Text or More Space, but since they are retina displays, you can't see that the resolution in some cases is not native, which you definitively can on non-retina displays. There is a ...


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ThemeEngine is an open source utility that can open and modify these themes.


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As finally 10.10 provides a correct "launchctl bsexec" implementation yo can use: sudo /bin/launchctl bsexec PID chroot -u UID -g GID / open /Applications/TextWrangler.app man says This executes the given command in as similar an execution context as possible to the target PID. So as PID param you can use the pid of the appropriate loginwindow ...


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Sergei's answer didn't work for me on OS X 10.8.5 $ sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts I got a permissions error message Since sudoing the binary first, then double-clicking the file in Finder worked, I came up with the following less simple command $ sudo -b /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit && ...


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If you're still looking for a method to darken your UI in Yosemite, download Flavours 2 and choose the "Smooth Criminal" flavour. Flavours 2 is still in Beta, but most things look great with this skin.


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Not sure why but with that setup, it feels pretty easy to trigger dock show/hide for me. I found 0.4 suits me most. defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -int 0 defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0.4 killall Dock



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