mac setup
Posted by ark, ,

Last Updated: “Sun Nov 25 01:29:06 PST 2018”

This post will grow with all the stuff I change on a mac when I get it.

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sudo easy_install readline
xcode-select --install

google drive

iterm 2


ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"
brew doctor
brew install git mysql wget imagemagick mtr tkdiff ant
brew install --with-cocoa --with-gnutls --with-librsvg --with-imagemagick@6 emacs
open /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/*/
brew install hub
brew install ffmpeg --with-fdk-aac --with-ffplay --with-freetype --with-frei0r --with-libass --with-libvo-aacenc --with-libvorbis --with-libvpx --with-opencore-amr --with-openjpeg --with-opus --with-rtmpdump --with-schroedinger --with-speex --with-theora --with-tools

Java SE JDK 8



curl -sSL | bash -s stable --autolibs=3 && source ~/.rvm/scripts/rvm
gem install slim github-markdown-server jekyll

node, nvm, avn, npm

curl -o- | bash
nvm install 4.7.0
npm install -g avn avn-nvm
avn setup
nvm alias default v4.7.0


defaults write org.macosforge.xquartz.X11 app_to_run "xterm -e screen -xARR -p+"
# change cmd-n to be "xterm -e screen -xARR -p+"

Adium BetterTouchTool BtBatStatPlus ComicLife GIPHY Capture Handbrake Inconsolata ttf font Kaleidoscope Skitch (or from evernote directly) VLC (Videolan) itsycal metaz

Other Shell Commands

pmset -g | grep hibernatemode # should be 3
pmset -g | grep standby # was 4200 I set it like this...
sudo pmset -a standbydelay 86400
sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%01

Other things to do

  • screensaver
    • turn on after 5 miuntes
    • hot corners - screen saver bottom right
    • Mission Control
      • When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application
  • Language & Region
    • 24 hr time format
  • Security & Privacy
    • file vault on
    • firewall on
    • require password 5 seconds after sleep
  • keyboard
    • show input menu in menu bar
    • show keyboard and character viewer in menu bar
      • keyboard - shortcuts * remove all mission control * remove keyboard all ^F1…8 * All Applications “Paste and Match Style” ⌘V * Add Chrome shortcuts for my users Me/Work/Facebook & Extensions & About Google Chrome
  • printers - add printer
  • sound
    • show in menu bar
  • keychain access
    • show in menu bar (for lock screen)

So far that’s it, but if I think of more I’ll add it here.

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