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macOS Applications Tweaks and Tips for Better Experience, Productivity and Workflow and more

iTerm2 Tweaks and Tips

Using Alt/Cmd + Right/Left Arrow in iTerm

Go to iTerm Preferences → Profiles, select your profile, then the Keys tab. Click Load Preset... and choose Natural Text Editing.

Remove the Right Arrow Before the Cursor Line

you can turn it off by going in to Preferences > Profiles > (your profile) > Terminal, scroll down to "Shell Integration", and turn off "Show mark indicators".

Add External Wireless USB Adapter Support macOS (Wifi)

If you have an external Wireless USB Adapter macOS won't let you use or control it. Thanks to chris1111 for his git repository with supported software that's allows you to use external wireless usb parallel to the internal wifi card. Follow this link to for supported devices installation:

Disable FortiClinet Auto Start-up

Change RunAtLoad to false in both:

/Library/LaunchAgents/com.fortinet.forticlient.credential_store.plist /Library/LaunchAgents/com.fortinet.forticlient.fct_launcher.plist

sudo sed 's/true/false/' /Library/LaunchAgents/com.fortinet.forticlient.credential_store.plist
sudo sed 's/true/false/' /Library/LaunchAgents/com.fortinet.forticlient.fct_launcher.plist

Running Multi Instances of an Application

Launch the Script Editor choose temporary folder

Copy the command to be executed to the Script Editor

do shell script "open -n <path to application>"

Example

do shell script "open -n /Applications/'Visual Studio Code.app'"

File > Export

Use the following settings:

  • Export As: Your New Application Name
  • Where: Applications
  • File Format: Application

Change The Icon of Your New Application:

In Finder got to Applications folder. Right Click on the new Your New Application application we just created and click Get Info. Drug the original application icon (or any other) to the in the left corner of the "get info" menu.

Lunch Firefox Profile Manager as Application

Launch the Script Editor choose temporary folder

Copy the command to be executed to the Script Editor

do shell script "/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -ProfileManager &> /dev/null &"

File > Export

Use the following settings:

  • Save As: Firefox Profile Manager
  • Where: Applications
  • File Format: Application

Change The Icon of Your New Firefox Profile Manager Application:

In Finder got to Applications folder. Right Click on the new Firefox Profile Manager application we just created and click Get Info. Drug the original application to the icon in the left corner of the "get info" menu.

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