📅 11-07-2020

HOW TO: Customize macOS’ System Preferences

A quick way to customize and declutter macOS’ System Preferences

Here’s a quick tip for macOS users. If you’re using macOS’ System Prefernces often, you might find out that some of the preferences available are either not useful to your particulat care or, once set, you don’t need to mess with them anymore. But everytime you open System Preferences they’re in your way. Let’s see how to hide them.

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📅 09-07-2020

Transfer Files Over Wi-Fi Between a Computer and a Mobile Device by Scanning a QR Code

A foss, cross-platform program to send files between your computer and mobile devices

 

If you’re looking for a cross platform command line program that allows you to send files between your computer and your mobile devices ( and vice-versa ) you should take a look at qrcp. 

It binds a web server to the address of your Wi-Fi network interface on a random port and creates a handler for it. The default handler serves the content and exits the program when the transfer is complete. When used to receive files, qrcp serves an upload page and handles the transfer.

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📅 03-07-2020

Use the Mac App Store from the Command Line

A simple command line interface for the Mac App Store

 

I try to stay away from the Mac App Store. Why? Because 1. I try to avoid proprietary software as much as pososible and for the most part that’s totally viable ( at least in my case ) and 2. This.

Your case might be different. And that’s ok. But, you might want to avoid using a slow and bloated piece of software like the Mac App Store while continuing to take advantage from what it can offer you.

Here’s where mas comes in – a simple command line interface for the Mac App Store…

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Assign Keyboard Shortcuts to Open macOS Apps

How to assign keyboard shortcuts to open macOS apps

When it comes to opening apps in macOS you basically have the following options: the app is in your Dock, you use Spotlight, you use Launchpad or you simply open up Finder and go to the Applications folder.

You definitely have options, but they are all slow and time consuming. It would be great if you could assing keyboard shortcuts to open apps, but macOS’ shortcut functionality is very limited.

Luckily there’s a 3rd party solution, Thor. A free and open source app that aloows you to do exactly that – assign a keyboard shortcut to any app that’s installed on your system.

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📅 02-07-2020

A Better TLDR

An upgraded TLDR experience

A couple of weeks ago I showed you a few awesome man pages alternatives. One of them is TLDR. Today we’re going to upgrade the TLDR experience with TLDR++.

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