List of the things to do on a new Mac
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
USGermanKeyboard
LICENSE
README.md

README.md

new-mac

The things I do when setting up a new Mac

Setup shell

Alfred

  • Download and enable it for CMD + space
  • Enable sync via Dropbox

BetterTouchTool

  • Download, install and enable BTT
  • Transfer settings from other Mac

Tweetbot

  • Login to all accounts
  • Setup 3 panes

Sublime Text

  • Migrate settings
  • Install plugins

Finder

  • Show Path Bar
  • Remove labels and clean up Sidebar

Dock

  • Auto-hide dock
  • Remove all the  things

Install and setup

Other

  • Transfer iMessages history (~/Library/Messages)
  • Make emojis faster using defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false
  • Enable taps for trackpad
  • Increase trackpad speed
  • Add email to lock message in Security & Privacy settings
  • Enable zoom for control + scrolling (System Preferences -> Accessibility -> Zoom -> Use scroll gesture ...
  • Custom keyboard shortcut for all apps: control + tab => Select Next Tab and Next Tab, same for previous (used in applications like Tweetbot)
  • Keyboard Key Repeat to the fastest, Delay to the second shortest
  • Enable US keyboard with German Umlaut mapping (see USGermanKeyboard folder)