Access a secret command line interface hidden at the OS X login window! Go ahead and try it–make yourself feel like a power user or show off to your friends. Continue reading ““>console ” A Secret Terminal Hidden at the OS X Login Window”
Replacing the default Apple Logo with your own is a great way to customize OS X. This trick could also work with organizations looking to brand their Macs with their logo.
A while back, OS X Daily showed how to replace the grey-colored background with your own wallpaper. Unfortunately, this also got rid of the Apple logo. Continue reading “OS X Mavericks: Change the Login Window Icon or Wallpaper”
I love working in the command line, but one part of OS X that thus far has been difficult to script is modifying the accessibility database in OS X 10.9. Continue reading “tccutil.py: Command Line Utility for Modifying the Accessibility Database in OS X”
Defect D-007146 in JAMF’s Casper Suite creates multiple Recovery HD partitions when using nested imaging configs. This defect is marked as “High Priority” and “Planned for Release” so hopefully we will see a fix soon, but until then, use this as a workaround. Continue reading “Fix Multiple Recovery HDs (D-007146) Created In Casper Imaging and Nested Configurations”
If you use the command-line often, you will probably love Xsh, which is currently being funded on Kickstarter. OS X already does a decent job giving the best of both the GUI and the CLI, but the Xiki Shell is in a class all of its own.
I had to watch the Kickstarter video a couple of time because of all the features available. But it definitely makes bash seem outdated. Continue reading “Xiki Shell Offers the Best GUI Features in the CLI”
Ever since OS X Mavericks changed the wallpaper from a .plist file to a sqlite3 database, I have been looking for a good way to set the wallpaper via script. Continue reading “OS X: Universal Set Wallpaper Script for 10.6-10.9”