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I had the same problem when I started to use macOS. I installed this little utility, which lets you reverse the scrolling behavior only for the mouse: Scroll Reverser for macOS


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Well I actually just figured this out. In Preferences under Mission Control there were two options set to use the F11 and F12 keys. I set these to '-' and that fixed the issue. The options that were set to use these function keys are highlighted in the screenshot below.


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It appears that this is integrated in the Karabiner app so it works out of the box without any custom XML (which are described above). You'll need the following settings: Karabiner Preferences > Change Key > Karabiner core settings > Exclude devices > Don't remap Apple's pointing devices Karabiner Preferences > Change Key > Pointing Device > Reverse ...


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The answer is Yes on both counts. That is, you can hide a preference pane or remove it altogether. See below for steps on doing each. Hiding System Preference panes To hide a System Preference pane: Go to Apple > System Preferences… With your mouse, go to View > Customize… This will reveal a checkbox at the bottom-right of each pane (see image below) ...


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This worked for me on High Sierra 10.13.4: System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Select 'All Controls' Then: System Preferences > Privacy & Security > Press 'Tab' until 'Allow' is selected > Press 'Spacebar' *Note: the Privacy & Security page may need to be unlocked before 'Tab' will work. *Note: After open Security & Privacy and ...


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Use the following Terminal command: sudo systemsetup -settimezone timezone For a list of valid timezone values, use sudo systemsetup -listtimezones. To get the current timezone, use: sudo systemsetup -gettimezone


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tell application "System Preferences" reveal anchor "keyboardTab" of pane "com.apple.preference.keyboard" end tell tell application "System Events" to tell process "System Preferences" click checkbox 1 of tab group 1 of window 1 end tell quit application "System Preferences" You could also use defaults write -g com.apple.keyboard.fnState -bool true, ...


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This seems to be exactly what you are looking for: LaunchControl


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The command dscacheutil -q group will output all groups with their name, ID numbers, and list of members. Be warned, when I say it will output all the groups, I mean all the groups, including built-in system ones mortals were never meant to see. I'm just saying, don't freak out there are so many groups for a single-user system. root as the superuser is in a ...


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I found myself in the exact same boat (preferring Natural for TrackPad and normal for Mouse), and in case anyone attempts to do the same, I did file a bug report against Apple for this. They closed it rather briefly with the words "This is intentional" and no other explanation. I'm guessing that it's a common request, and they're just tired of hearing it.


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Open Safari › Preferences › Notifications There you can remove objects permanently by selecting the notification you wish to delete and then either hitting the delete key or by using the remove button ('-') if it exists.


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With the new update, you may not find the cog wheel, so instead you can go into bluetooth settings and right-click (click with two fingers) the device you wish to rename. It should come up with a context menu. Select Rename, which will open a window where you can rename your mouse to anything you like.


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You can also use Karabiner: <?xml version="1.0"?> <root> <devicevendordef> <vendorname>SOMEVENDOR</vendorname> <vendorid>0x1234</vendorid> </devicevendordef> <deviceproductdef> <productname>SOMEPRODUCT</productname> <productid>0x0001</productid> </...


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Just like @nobody-in-particular said, your Alfred code was probably changed, therefore the signature that was in place for Alfred is no longer valid. What you have to do is sign the application after the changes to the code. This worked for me: sudo codesign --force --deep --sign - "/Applications/Alfred 2.app/Contents/Frameworks/Alfred Framework.framework/...


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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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Alternative methods for listinggroupsand theirgid: List sorted by group name: dscl . list /Groups PrimaryGroupID List sorted by group gid: dscl . list /Groups PrimaryGroupID | tr -s ' ' | sort -n -t ' ' -k2,2 List groups with members: dscl . list /Groups GroupMembership Note: neither dscacheutil nor dscl list members of the group staff other than root....


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That is called the visual bell, and by default it’s enabled when your sound is muted. To change that setting, go into Terminal > Preferences > Profiles > <your profile> > Advanced. You can also run echo $'\nset bell-style off' >> ~/.inputrc to disable Readline's use of the bell (deleting on an empty line, tab-complete, etc.). You will need to ...


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To add on to the existing answers and offer a different solution, you can securely erase the drive instead of just one user account. If you want to sell your machine but also include installed software, there is a better way to set this up that will ensure none of your personal data is on the machine, as well as provide a better box opening experience for ...


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In Finder, open /System/Library/PreferencePanes on Lion for the system preference panes or /Library/PreferencePanes or ~/Library/PreferencePanes/ for user-added ones. Drag the icon of your choice from the folder to the Dock. It will probably only go on the right side (the documents/folders/minimized windows/Trash side) of the divider. Clicking the new icon ...


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This little app solved my trouble. Works like a charm. https://pilotmoon.com/scrollreverser/


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Preference locations Some system-wide settings are in /Library/Preferences, and some user settings are in ~/Library/Preferences. I say "some" because I have found settings in these locations before, but have not done an exhaustive search. Also, this is what could be called an implementation detail. It's not documented publicly by Apple, is not intended for ...


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You can do so in System Preferences. Open the Bluetooth panel, select your Magic Mouse and click the cog wheel at the bottom to select "Rename" from the context menu.


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Run the following six commands, by pasting them into Terminal.app. You can paste all six lines all at once. (the last two lines aren't required on older versions of OS X, but there's no harm including them) Remember to press the return key: defaults write com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad TrackpadCornerSecondaryClick -int 2 defaults write ...


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It used to be the realm of the first menu-bar item to start the got the prized first (last?) slot in the menu bar. But since Spotlight, it's always had the prime location to itself. Now it's been usurped. That's not to say that some command line hack won't turn up that can change things, but as things stand there is no officially supported/provided way of ...


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I don't know about script but with some handy reverse-engineering and Googling, I made this since I didn't like the existing AppleScript GUI stuff that was out there: https://github.com/nelsonjchen/fntoggle Compiled binary (Toss into your PATH or if you don't know what that is then /usr/local/bin/): https://github.com/nelsonjchen/fntoggle/releases Call it ...


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Lingon (MAS link) It provides a nice GUI for creating daemons/agents, without writing plist file by yourself. You can also use it to delete daemons/agents that you don't want.


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The checkbox is to hide the application: Remove it from the list by clicking the "-" button while it is selected.


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Change the value of useMouseKeysShortcutKeys to NO in 'com.apple.universalaccess.plist'. I believe you will find the files in ~/Library/Preferences/. When you're done, don't forget to reboot ;) Also, you can do this via Terminal by typing defaults write com.apple.universalaccess useMouseKeysShortcutKeys NO and pressing enter. You may need admin rights to do ...


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