Turbo's OSX 10.14 Migration Project and hacks @ 0xfeedbeef.com

Here's a list of some things I've done to migrate OSX from 10.9 to 10.14 on my MacBook Pro. If you brick your computer trying a hack listed here, it's not my fault.

If you're not comfortable messing around with the command line, turn back now.

Remove thin terminal window border in dark mode
 Notes: This works on an HD3000 system but not on HD620 ?

defaults write com.apple.Terminal WindowBorderMinBrightness -int 0

Disable smooth scrolling

defaults write -g NSScrollAnimationEnabled -bool false

Return the system sleep slider in energy saver
 Notes: Apple intentionally removed this, they must know better than you
  Edit file IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/X86PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/your-board-id.plist

<key>UnifiedSleepSliderPref</key> <false/>

Disable apps re-launching on reboot
 Notes: This is called "ApplePersistence"

defaults write -g ApplePersistence -bool no

Disable the stupid focus ring highlight color flashing animation

defaults write -g NSUseAnimatedFocusRing -bool no

Stop system from waking up every 2 hours (RTC Wake) even when darkwake=0 and powernap=0

defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist ProgramArguments -array-add -DisableSleepProxyClient

Disable DarkWakeLinger so system goes to sleep faster
 Notes: Reboot or restart powerd to make it active

pmset dwlinterval 1

Force dark-mode support for old apps

defaults write org.my.app NSRequiresAquaSystemAppearance -bool no

Disable the "software update" icon badge on System Preferences

defaults write com.apple.systempreferences AttentionPrefBundleIDs 0

Set concurrent compiler count on Xcode

defaults write xcodebuild IDEBuildOperationMaxNumberOfConcurrentCompileTasks 5

Not directly related to 10.14, but remap a right "Windows/Context Menu" key into CMD

hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":[{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":0x700000065,"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst":0x7000000E7}]}'

Other Fixes
 Notes: These are self-explanatory

defaults write -g AppleEnableMenuBarTransparency -bool no defaults write -g NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool no defaults write -g AppleShowScrollBars -string "Always" defaults write -g NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -bool yes defaults write -g NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool no defaults write -g NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -bool no defaults write -g AppleShowAllExtensions -bool yes defaults write -g CSUIDisable32BitWarning -boolean TRUE defaults write -g defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices LSQuarantine -bool no defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool yes defaults write com.apple.finder ShowStatusBar -bool yes defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool yes defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool yes defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Pictures/ScreenShots defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSuppressAlerts -bool yes defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugShowProcessIDsForPerTabWebProcesses -bool true defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSuppressAlerts -bool yes defaults write com.apple.Safari ShowStatusBar -bool yes defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeInternalDebugMenu -bool yes defaults write com.apple.Safari FindOnPageMatchesWordStartsOnly -bool no

 Notes: Sadly these have no effect, looking for replacements

defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled -bool true defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUShowEveryPartition -bool true defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility advanced-image-options -bool true

Modified 2020-10-05 21:11:41
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