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Fellow macfa/g/s, what are some things I can do to further make my OS X experience slightly more tolerable?

Pic related: It's my desktop. And sure, post yours.
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Suck a dick or two
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>>52876261
came here to say this
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>>52876208
Fuck off back to facebook you piece of shit.
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dildo up your butthole
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>>52876208
Take your blog shit back to redit mactoddler.
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Ditch Chrome, it's a battery-sucking PoS, especially if you use Hangouts for video chats. Under Chrome Hangouts uses VP9 which has no HW acceleration at all and will keep your CPU busy. Under Safari, Hangouts instead uses H.264 which is fully hardware accelerated.
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>>52876208

Fuck off.
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>>52876208
firstly ditch chrome
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>>52876208
Why do mactards treat /g/ like a fucking blog?

Go kill yourself you sack of shit.
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>>52876261
>>52876273
>>52876363
>>52876388
>>52876410
>>52876439
>>52876478
>>52876521

Okay, sorry to bother you all. Thanks anyways!
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>>52876582
this man did nothing wrong
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>>52876208
first off, go to preferences and turn on dark mode for finder
then install caffeine
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better touch tool
1password
insomniaX
use hotcorners to your advantage
BETTER TOUCH TOOL
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How make my dock like dat
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>>52876208
Stop eating shit from your hands.
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ITT: mad neckbeards
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>>52876208
WHat did you use for the flat chome, and the icons?
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Preferences / Keyboard / Mission Control, bind "Move left a space" and "Move right a space" to ctrl-leftarrow and ctrl-rightarrow. Nice easy way to switch virtual desktops.
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>>52876208
Kill yourself.
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Better Snap Tool
XtraFinder
Homebrew
Emacs/Spacemacs
Xee
Acorn
Unarchiver

Those are my essentials atm
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>>52876640
btt just went commercial --> into the trash.
Just switched to Jitouch, which quits every 5 minutes for some reason, and doesn't have nearly as many gestures. This is why I prefer linux
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>>52876426
Chrome is the old secure browser
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>>52877663
>btt just went commercial --> into the trash.
Wasn't it always $$$?
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>>52876426
This, Chrome uses something like 30x the battery on my computer compared to Safari. It's also getting worse, not better. It's insane how uninterested Google are in making it more efficient on laptops
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>>52877946
it was always proprietary source, but free. After the latest update, it prompts you to either buy a license or wait for the 40 day trial period.
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>search for "brew"
>1 result
sad

homebrew to manage shit. also sublime text 3 to code, iTerm2 for terminal emulator. I like zsh for shell.
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>>52876208
These:
>>52878192
>>52877484
Homebrew to manage your libs and toolchains.
Spacemacs/Emacs+EVIL for editing.

Just live in bash/zsh except for when you're in the browser, slack (if your work forces that upon you), and Emacs.
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>>52878263
I actually prefer vim (but you wouldn't know based on the brew list I posted), but I think if one is new to the game they should flip a coin and try both for a week each (start with emacs if the coin lands with heads facing up, start with vim if it lands tails up).

If you go the vim route, I can probably help with vim customizations (like pathogen and sharing my vimrc file), but I'm sure if you go the emacs route someone similarly competent with emacs as I am with vim can give you guidance on that side of things too. So, you know, try both and go with whichever feels right.
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>>52876208
>>52878327
Whichever you choose though, make sure to use vim keybindings. ;)

Modal > *
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ITT: Mad poorfags
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>>52876208

Attention Mac Pro 08' owners. SSD/USB 3.0 your shit. Also, many normal graphic cards work with it (no further than gtx680). You just won't see Apple logo boot screen. You don't need them flashed.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WUZPMHE?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I027GPC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00
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>>52878486
god yes.
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so for everyone talking about how chrome rapes your battery, what alternatives are there that ARENT safari?

safari has no fucking webm support in 2016
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>>52879086
that's because webms use the V9 codec, and as mentioned earlier in the thread computers don't come with hardware acceleration for that. the webkit team puts a huge focus on battery life, which means no webms until V9 acceleration is as widespread as h264 acceleration is

just set up a script to play webms in mpv when clicked or something
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>>52879141
i would have no problem switching to safari from chrome but the no webm support thing is a big deal breaker for me.

my job and classes give me constant access to outlets so i would never run out of battery anyways
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>>52879157
well, you do you I guess

4chins is the only place I ever encounter webms so I just use chrome as a dedicated 4chan browser while I use safari for everything else
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>>52879178
yeah i just got this rmbp a few weeks ago and i love everything about it. i always wondered why chrome ALWAYS was "using significant energy"

what osx browser alternatives are there anyways? i installed chrome immediately upon finding out safari had no webm support.
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>>52879198
firefox nightly is pretty comfy
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>>52879198
It's pretty much the same as it is on any other platform: Chrome and Firefox. Of course there's Opera, Vivaldi, etc but they're just relabeled chrome with all the problems of chrome along with new ones. Firefox works decently but XUL-based stuff has felt stilted and hacky on OS X ever since Mozilla ported SeaMonkey to OS X back in 2002 or so, and that holds true even today.

Safari's really your best bet under OS X.
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>>52879227
and there is nothing that gives even like limited support of webms to safari? really dislike having to open vlc or whatever to watch a webm instead of just like hovering over it you know

i mean i prefer safari but i can't see myself using two browsers just to be able to watch webms
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>>52879198
Firefucks.

Also Opera. I've used it quite a bit on PC but not on mac. I've heard the performance is much better than chrome even though Opera is somewhat chormium based.
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DARK MENU BAR
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>>52876208
How do I get the invisible dock with square icons? What's the Chrome start page? Weather in menubar? What's the "..." in the menubar?
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>>52876208
> install Spectacle
> install OnyX
> install Homebrew
> use FileVault + strong password
> use TimeMachine daily or weekly
> Better Touch Tool -> Make:
- 5 finger click: Minimize window below cursor
- 5 finger touch: Assign Ctrl + Tab (easy way to switch tabs)
- 4 finger click: Make it open a link on a new tab and switch to it
- 4 finger touch: Make it open a new tab

> Pro tip:
Don't install uBlock Origin on Safari, it's an old version and occasionally freezes the whole OS, use Adblock plus instead.
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>>52876208
>what are some things I can do to further make my OS X experience slightly more tolerable?
Throw your macshit in the trash.
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>>52879386
haha epic meme!
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>>52879247
Get the VLC Browser plugin for Safari. Now you can watch webMs in Safari.
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>>52879386
epic xD
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>>52879391
>>52879411
I can't believe there are people that happy to eat shit out of their own hands.
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This could be a useful thread if it weren't full of shitposting assholes and retards.
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>>52879424
okay autismo
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>>52879436
>macshit thread
>useful
I think you want >>>/lgbt/ >>>/fa >>>/toy
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>>52879424
dankest maymay m8 xD subscribe to my chanel xD
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>>52879440
>>52879466
Jesus christ, they're going for sloppy seconds and still not showing signs of stopping. How much shit can mactards even consume?
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is there any way to get chrome extensions to function in safari? i use magic actions for youtube on chrome but its only supported for firefox, chrome, and opera.

i really dislike not having a dark theme option for everything
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Hello macfriend
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so i'm having MAJOR trouble installing any extension that isn't from the apple safari extensions page.

like i download it, click it, it asks me if i want to install it, i press yes, then it doesn't install.

what the hell am i supposed to do?
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>>52879510
wow 9/10. you sure are a reddit legend. follow me xD
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>>52876208
Not your personal tech support team, fuck off shit eater.
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>>52877008
Google
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Download this, comment out the lines that load the tray icon, compile, and run on login. Don't feel bad about losing the default three finger gesture - the dictionary lookup is for idiots.

https://github.com/cl3m/MiddleClick

ALFRED, if only so you can unmount drives without clicking on shit. Pirate it with the powerpack if you dare risk the infamous mac malware.

Don't disable SIP entirely or enable it without FS protections. Enable it without FS protections temporarily, then edit rootless.conf and remove or exclude things you would like to edit, use chflags to remove the protected flags on those files/directories (recursively!), and then re-enable it.

Download themeengine for the occasional rice.

Don't fall for iterm shills. Terminal.app actually performs slightly better. You just need to configure it properly.

Homebrew, nigga.

Ditch chrome for firefox for home use and safari for power-pinching
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>>52876208
How do I make my dock look like that without using google?
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>>52876208
Why are mactards universally brain dead morons who can't even figure out how to use google?

Why the fuck do you shit eating retards think you're welcome or wanted on /g/?
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>>52876208
Is that your bookmarks in the middle? How can I get my new blank pages to be like that?
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>mactoddlers can't even figure out how search engines work
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>>52876208
do you *really* need that homescreen? just autocomplete the URL.
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>>52882713
>some some html
>set to homepage
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>>52882387
how do you get real color support with Terminal? iTerm2 supports more colors although it's preference pane looks like shit.
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>>52876208
Fuck off.

Not your personal tech support team.
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>>52879436
This could be a useful board if it weren't full of shiteating mactoddlers and iDiots.
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>>52878192
>so much stuff
I literally only have youtube-dl, ffmpeg and dependencies
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Will FileVault slow down my PC or rape my SSD?
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>>52876208
Hey buddy!
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>install homebrew, anon, it's epic, simply epic for the win
>start installing shit
>Error: GitHub API rate limit exceeded you.re.ip.address. (But here's the good news: Authenticated requests get a higher rate limit. Check out the documentation for more details.)
>Try again in 27 minutes 8 seconds, or create a personal access token
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>>52883038
it's hilarious how delusional this is
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>>52883336
It's hilarious how delusional mactards are to think they're welcome on any technology site.
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>>52882729
>>52882625
>he's never tried this

Nearly everything for OS X is not just a paid product or paytogettheusefulfeaturesware, but a paid product that gets sponsorships from ad-driven tech blogs, so finding good shit that doesn't ask $10 for a feature linux users get for free is nearly impossible using google. You have to ask on a forum, or find an obscure forum post and hope the program didn't break when apple changed something for no reason, or keep trying until you find that one little keyword that brings up actual results instead of ads that recommend $100 file managers

It's kind of like windows in that respect

>google "how to do X on windows/essential programs for windows"
>receive a comprehensive list of bloated placeboware and spyware
>do the same thing for linux
>receive a list of functional, free programs

Unless, of course, you live in a terminal emulator and never touch the GUI. Then everything is free. Free as in freedom.
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>>52883317
>install void linux, anon, it's not harmful, simply not bloated for the nosystemd
>start installing shit
>Error: GitHub API rate limit exceeded you.re.ip.address. (But here's the good news: Authenticated requests get a higher rate limit. Check out the documentation for more details.)
>Try again in 27 minutes 8 seconds, or create a personal access token

github is the worst meme to ever exist

>proprietary js despite claiming to support freedumbs
>uses <canvas> and other "the web is now your OS" cancer
>userbase of pseudo-intellectual political trolls and bullies
>cutesy branding
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>>52883767
The worst part is that every little piece of software is now on github. Literally a botnet.
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>>52879408
Not OP, but thanks for the tip. Too bad it doesn't allow you to watch inline though.
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>>52877663

Developer of BTT is based. You's a fool, boy.
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>>52884068
Andreas, go to sleep
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>>52884068
>Put time-based code in his software as early as v0.9 that renders it useless after a certain date, even on fresh installs of OS X with no network access
>Don't tell anyone he's sabotaged the program until two versions before the BTT jew-mageddon

so based
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>>52877663
>and doesn't have nearly as many gestures. This is why I prefer linux

???

Multitouch gesture softwares on Linux can't recognise half touchpads on the market.
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