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Onyx is now available for macOS High Sierra. If you’re not familiar with the tool, Onyx is a multifunction utility for macOS that allows you to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance, to configure some hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock, QuickTime, Safari, Mail, iTunes, login window, Spotlight, and many of Apple’s applications, to delete caches, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome, and more.
Download Onyx here.
DiskMaker X is an application built with AppleScript that you can use with many versions of OS X to build a bootable drive from macOS installer program (the one you download from the Mac App Store). As soon as you launch the application, it tries to find the macOS Install program with Spotlight.
Then, it proposes to build a bootable install disk and make it look as nice as possible. It’s the easiest way to build an macOS Installer in a few clicks !
You can use the Install drive to fully re-install the OS on a freshly formated drive, or install it on your many Macs without re-downloading the full installer.
Jump over the break to learn how to use DiskMaker X…
For example, just like in macOS Sierra, one of the changes that Gatekeeper comes with is that there’s no immediate way to allow unsigned apps to open.
The biggest dumbest pain in the ass change in macOS High Sierra is the behavior of the media controller keys.
You’ve probably noticed that keys no longer control iTunes/Spotify/Deezer/Vox/etc. They now control video playback in Safari.
It turns out I’m not the only one pissed off about this change, and luckily there’s people like Milan Toth who can do something about it.
He created an app to proxy media key events to iTunes/Spotify/etc. NOTE: right now it only works with psychical buttons ( no TouchBar support )
Pro tip: add the app to your Login Items to have it start at login.
At WWDC 2017, Apple told developers that macOS High Sierra will be the last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without any compromise. And now with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta, Apple is also notifying users of the imminent change.
Turbo Boost is enabled by default on all Macs that supports it, and that sounds great. But that’s not always the case. Most of the time you don’t need it and you only stress the CPU, overheat the computer and the fans spin like crazy. The problem is that Apple gives you no control over Turbo Boost. Luckily, there’s a nifty little app that fixes this problem.