19th November 2020
Dan Moren, writing at Six Colors:
My new MacBook Air is proving to be all that I’d hoped, and it’s not just because of the fancy new M1 processors. Since I’m coming from a 2014 MacBook, I’m reaping the benefits of all the other advancements Apple has made to its laptop line in the intervening years, and prime among those is the incorporation of Touch ID: I’ve already enabled it for 1Password (what a lifesaver) and, thanks to a tip from Twitter follower Josef, I can bring it to one of my other favorite places: the command line.
Such a great tip. I wonder why it's not more easily available?
6th January 2020
Shihab Mehboob (@JPEGuin) shared a useful tip on Twitter, where you can expand the amount of rows and columns in Launchpad.
Turns out you can do this by altering the following values via Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-rows -int 8
defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-columns -int 8
For these changes to have effect, you’ll need to restart the Dock. You can do this via Activity Monitor or by typing
Here’s what mine looks like on my 16″ MBP:
So much better than the massive icons that come by default.
25th July 2018
I’ve just come across a rather helpful tip on Reddit, and it’s a simple key combination to toggle hidden files and folders in Finder.
CMD + SHIFT + .
It also works in the Open/Save dialog windows.
Via u/CompiledSanity on Reddit.