Show hidden files in Mac OS X Finder…

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
By default, Mac OS X’s Finder keeps system files – which generally start with a dot, like .bash_profile – out of your sight. But that makes editing one of these files extremely difficult if you, say, want to customize your Terminal prompt.Execute the following in terminal (to undo the change set TRUE to FALSE):defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUEYou’ll need to option-click and hold on the Finder’s Dock icon, and then relaunch the Finder to see your changes take effect.
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Change the menubar clock format…

Macintosh, OSX
In a Terminal window, type:defaults write -g AppleICUTimeFormatStrings -dict-add 2 "MMMM d, y hh':'mm':'ss' 'a"Press Return and then type:killall SystemUIServerPress Return again and the menu bar will disappear -- click anywhere on the desktop to reload it, if necessary. Bingo...Long format clock.
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Tweak the Finder for a faster feel…

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
The Finder uses visual feedback to let you know what it’s doing. For instance, when you double-click on a folder to open a new window, you get a subtle zoom-out effect. This helps you understand what your machine is doing, but they can also make a not-so-powerful machine feel slower than it is. With a little help from Terminal, you can disable some or all of the Finder’s animations.Launch Terminal and type the following command:defaults write com.apple.finder DisableAllAnimations -bool trueThis command disables the animations, but to see the changes, you need to restart the Finder. The safest way to do this—to log out and log back in—is also the most time-consuming. Instead, just hold down the option key and then click and hold on the Finder’s Dock icon. When the…
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