showing posts tagged with 'macos'
by lunarg on June 26th 2020, at 12:34

By default, the FortiClient will start up automatically when starting macOS. This may not always be desirable but fortunately, auto-start can be disabled quite easily.

The FortiClient launch agent is located at /Library/LaunchAgents/com.fortinet.forticlient.fct_launcher.plist. Use any text editor to open and edit this file, but you probably will need to do this using Terminal and using sudo to launch a text-based text editor (e.g. vi or nano).

With the file open, look for these lines:


Change true to false and save the file. Note that updates to the FortiClient may overwrite the change.

by lunarg on February 20th 2020, at 16:47

By default, macOS'es Quick Look functionality caches previews of all files, even those found on file shares or encrypted file systems. This may not be what you want. Fortunately, you can disable Quick Look caching.

Open Terminal and type in these commands:

qlmanage -r disablecache
qlmanage -r cache
rm -rf $TMPDIR/../C/
by lunarg on January 13th 2020, at 14:50

If you want to set the Dock size in macOS to a specific value, you can use the Terminal to do so:

defaults write tilesize -int 32; killall Dock

This will set the icon size to 32px, and then restart Dock. To get the current value of the Dock size:

defaults read tilesize
by lunarg on December 12th 2019, at 12:53

The original version of Boxer is currently no longer in development. Being still 32-bit, it doesn't run on macOS Catalina. Luckily, some people are working on making Boxer 64-bit and have already some success.

You can follow the thread here on github and includes some working downloads.

by lunarg on October 29th 2019, at 13:01

There's no proper uninstall tool for Office on Mac. To completely uninstall Office for Mac, follow these official instructions:

by lunarg on October 27th 2019, at 11:48

If you're not ready/able to upgrade to macOS Catalina, you can hide the update from Software Update.

Note that because of sudo, you'll need to be an admin on your Mac.

Open Terminal and enter the following command:

sudo softwareupdate --ignore "macOS Catalina"

Enter your password when prompted.

When you are ready to update, you can un-hide Catalina the same way:

sudo softwareupdate --reset-ignored
by lunarg on January 4th 2019, at 16:40
Handbrake offers the ability to convert copy-protected DVD's (aka "rip") too. It is not able to do this out of the box, but instead, relies on a specific library called libdvdcss. This library is installed by default when you also use VLC media player, but a version compatible with Handbrake is also available for download.

For Mac OSX, an installer was made available to easily install the library and have Handbrake use it, but due to the write-protection of system folders, introduced with macOS High Sierra, this method no longer works. As a result, it became difficult to use Handbrake. Fortunately, there are a number of workarounds and other methods of installing the library, whic  ...
by lunarg on September 27th 2018, at 10:15
Folder view preferences are stored separately in a hidden file called .DS_Store in each folder. If you want to reset the folder view options to the default settings, you can use Terminal to do a search for those files and remove them.

To remove them in your home folder, you can run this:

find ~ -name ".DS_Store" -delete

Note that you can also do this on network shares. Just adjust the search path accordingly.

Suppose you have a share mapped to smb://server/data, then you would type:

find /Volumes/data -name "*.DS_Store" -delete

Be very careful with this command. It will not ask for confirmation!Making a typo (like forgetting to add the -name parameter) could result in permanent  ...
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