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  • Open a Finder window.
  • In the menu bar, click on Finder and then Preferences.
  • General tab > New Finder windows show > Other > Downloads
  • System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services > Enable "New Terminal at Folder"

FIXME: separate windows and mac here:

Python 3

  • Install latest Python version
  • Select Add Python 3.x to PATH
  • Click Customize installation
  • Make sure everything is selected > Next
  • Select install for all users
  • Install
  • Disable path length limit
  • Finish
  • Windows Settings > Apps > Apps & features > App execution aliases > Disable the python App Installers
2018/07/09 13:07 · derek

Sublime Text

  • Ctrl+Shift+p > Install Package Control
  • Ctrl+Shift+p > Package Control: Advanced Install Package
  • Paste the following list: SublimeLinter,SublimeLinter-annotations,SublimeLinter-cppcheck,SublimeLinter-cpplint,SublimeLinter-pylint,Compare Side-By-Side,Increment Selection,BinaryPlist,INI
  • Run the following in an administrator CMD window:
    • python -m pip install cpplint
    • python -m pip install pylint
  • Install Cppcheck (Deselect GUI during installation)
  • Ensure the installed packages can be accessed from the PATH by running them in the cmd window
  • Download Sublime Settings and place into %appdata%\Sublime Text 3\Packages\User\ or ~/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 3/Packages/User/
No Extension Association

Associate Sublime Text 3 with files that have no extension, which is not allowed through the usual configuration menu.

Download and run the following batch file as administrator:

assoc .="No Extension"
ftype "No Extension"=^"%ProgramFiles%\Sublime Text 3\sublime_text.exe^" "%%1"
assoc "No Extension"\DefaultIcon=%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll,-102

Note: replace the path for sublime text with the desired program.
Note: also works for other extensions, but it should be easier to use the given configuration menu instead.

2018/05/27 21:13 · derek

Sublime Merge

  • Install Sublime Merge
  • Use %userprofile%\Documents\GitHub for cloning repositories
2020/06/07 11:56 · derek
  • 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 DSDontWriteNetworkStores -bool true
defaults write DSDontWriteUSBStores -bool true
  • Time Machine:
    • Mount an SMB 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:
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw
/Library/Desktop Pictures
~/Documents/Virtual Machines
~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Application Cache
~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Service Worker/CacheStorage
~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps

Include /private/var/db/receipts ?


  • brew cask upgrade
mac/setup.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/17 06:44 by derek