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Setup

  • Open a Finder window.
  • In the menu bar, click on Finder and then Preferences.
  • General tab > New Finder windows show > Other > Downloads
  • Install Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel from the Mac App store
  • Word > Preferences > Edit:
    • Deselect Select entire word when selecting.
    • Insert/Paste pictures as > Top and Bottom
  • Install the following programs from the Adobe CC Suite:
    • Acrobat
    • Audition
    • Illustrator
    • Photoshop
  • Run the following in the Terminal to prevent .DS_Store files from being created on network drives and USB-connected volumes:
defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores -bool true
defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteUSBStores -bool true
  • To allow launching a Terminal window directly from a folder using the right-click services menu:
    • System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services. Find “New Terminal at Folder” in the settings and click the box
  • Time Machine:
    • Mount an AFP network drive using the Go > Connect to server… menu or Cmd+k
    • Open the Time Machine preferences
    • Exclude the following folders from the backup using the options menu, then set the mounted drive as the target disk:
/Applications
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw
/Library/Desktop Pictures
/Library/Fonts
/private/var/db/diagnostics
/private/var/db/uuidtext
~/Documents/Virtual Machines
~/Downloads
~/.dropbox
~/Dropbox
~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Application Cache
~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Service Worker/CacheStorage
~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps
~/Library/Logs

Include /private/var/db/receipts ?

mac/setup.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/27 18:18 by derek