Change Dock Animation on OSX


Remove Dock Animation Completely defaults write autohide-time-modifier -int 0;killall Dock Reset Dock Animation defaults delete autohide-time-modifier;killall Dock Set an Ultra-Fast Dock Hide & Display Animation defaults write autohide-time-modifier -float 0.12;killall Dock Apply commands in a terminal window etc etc.

OSX-RCDefault App – editing the default application


As part of the writing workflow, I have several text editors for editing raw text when I’m writing in Markdown. I also use different outlining apps which use OPML formatted files (mostly Mind Node, Tree or Scrivener) – OPML is useful for transferring outlines between applications.

This means that I need to keep changing the default application setting on OSX. This is not easy with standard OSX ( or maybe not at all).

Rant: Screen Reading – Comparing Windows and MAC

In the last couple of years, I find that I rarely use physical books to read something new. I recently started a new role that requires me to use a Windows 7 laptop and I’m finding it unreadable. Either there is something wrong with Windows or Apple have done something exceptional with screen displays.