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# ~/.osx
# Ask for the administrator password upfront
sudo -v
# Keep-alive: update existing `sudo` time stamp until `.osx` has finished
while true; do sudo -n true; sleep 60; kill -0 "$$" || exit; done 2>/dev/null &
###############################################################################
# General UI/UX #
###############################################################################
# Set computer name (as done via System Preferences → Sharing)
sudo scutil --set ComputerName "Alexander’s MacBook Pro"
# Disable the sound effects on boot
sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=" "
# Set sidebar icon size to medium
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSTableViewDefaultSizeMode -int 2
# Expand save panel by default
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -bool true
# Expand print panel by default
defaults write NSGlobalDomain PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint -bool true
# Save to disk (not to iCloud) by default
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false
# Increase window resize speed for Cocoa applications
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSWindowResizeTime -float 0.001
# Automatically quit printer app once the print jobs complete
defaults write com.apple.print.PrintingPrefs "Quit When Finished" -bool true
# Check for software updates daily, not just once per week
defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate ScheduleFrequency -int 1
###############################################################################
# Trackpad, mouse, keyboard, Bluetooth accessories, and input #
###############################################################################
# Use scroll gesture with the Ctrl (^) modifier key to zoom
defaults write com.apple.universalaccess closeViewScrollWheelToggle -bool true
defaults write com.apple.universalaccess HIDScrollZoomModifierMask -int 262144
# Set a blazingly fast keyboard repeat rate
defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 0
# Automatically illuminate built-in MacBook keyboard in low light
defaults write com.apple.BezelServices kDim -bool true
# Turn off keyboard illumination when computer is not used for 5 minutes
defaults write com.apple.BezelServices kDimTime -int 300
# Set language and text formats
# Note: if you’re in the US, replace `EUR` with `USD`, `Centimeters` with
# `Inches`, `en_GB` with `en_US`, and `true` with `false`.
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleLanguages -array "en" "nl"
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleLocale -string "en_US@currency=USD"
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleMeasurementUnits -string "Inches"
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleMetricUnits -bool false
# Set the timezone; see `systemsetup -listtimezones` for other values
systemsetup -settimezone "America/New_York" > /dev/null
###############################################################################
# Screen #
###############################################################################
# Require password 60 seconds after sleep or screen saver begins
defaults write com.apple.screensaver askForPassword -int 1
defaults write com.apple.screensaver askForPasswordDelay -int 60
###############################################################################
# Finder #
###############################################################################
# Show icons for hard drives, servers, and removable media on the desktop
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowExternalHardDrivesOnDesktop -bool true
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowHardDrivesOnDesktop -bool true
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowMountedServersOnDesktop -bool true
defaults write com.apple.finder ShowRemovableMediaOnDesktop -bool true
# Avoid creating .DS_Store files on network volumes
defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores -bool true
# Disable disk image verification
defaults write com.apple.frameworks.diskimages skip-verify -bool true
defaults write com.apple.frameworks.diskimages skip-verify-locked -bool true
defaults write com.apple.frameworks.diskimages skip-verify-remote -bool true
# Show the ~/Library folder
chflags nohidden ~/Library
###############################################################################
# Dock, Dashboard, and hot corners #
###############################################################################
# Disable Dashboard
defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -bool true
# Don’t show Dashboard as a Space
defaults write com.apple.dock dashboard-in-overlay -bool true
# Don’t automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use
defaults write com.apple.dock mru-spaces -bool false
# Remove the auto-hiding Dock delay
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0
# Remove the animation when hiding/showing the Dock
#defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0
###############################################################################
# Mail #
###############################################################################
# Copy email addresses as `foo@example.com` instead of `Foo Bar <foo@example.com>` in Mail.app
defaults write com.apple.mail AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard -bool false
###############################################################################
# Photos #
###############################################################################
# Prevent Photos from opening automatically when devices are plugged in
defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool true
###############################################################################
# Spotlight #
###############################################################################
# Disable Spotlight indexing for any volume that gets mounted and has not yet
# been indexed before.
# Use `sudo mdutil -i off "/Volumes/foo"` to stop indexing any volume.
sudo defaults write /.Spotlight-V100/VolumeConfiguration Exclusions -array "/Volumes"
###############################################################################
# Kill affected applications #
###############################################################################
echo "\n--== Restarting Applications ==--"
for app in "Address Book" "Calendar" "Contacts" "Dashboard" "Dock" "Finder" \
"Mail" "Safari" "SystemUIServer" "Terminal" "iCal"; do
killall "$app" > /dev/null 2>&1
echo "Restarted $app"
done
echo "\nDone. Note that some of these changes require a logout/restart to take effect."