Configure System

  • Dock
    • Size: Small
    • Position on screen: Left
    • Disable “Show recent applications in Dock”
    • Remove all default shortcuts from dock
  • Desktop
    • Show view options
      • Icon size: 16x16
      • Text size: 10
  • Finder
    • Show status bar
    • Preferences:
      • General
        • Show items on desktop: None
        • New Finder windows show: Home folder
      • Sidebar:
        • [_] Recents
        • Home
        • Pictures
        • Movies
      • Advanced
        • Show all filename extensions
        • [_] Show warning before changing an extension
        • [_] Show warning before removing from iCloud drive
        • [_] Show warning before empyting the trash
        • Remove items from trash after 30 days
        • Keep folders on top: In windows when sorting by name
      • Organize sidebar
        • User name
        • Desktop
        • Documents
        • Applications
        • Downloads
        • Projects
        • Pictures
        • Movies
        • Music
        • Remove
          • Recents
        • Hide
          • iCloud
          • Tags
      • Show items as Columns
      • Sort by Kind
      • Show view options
        • Text size: 10
        • Show Library folder
    • System Preferences
      • General
        • Sidebar icon size: Small
        • Show scroll bars: When Scrolling
        • Default web browser: Chrome
        • Recent items: 5
      • Desktop & Screen saver
        • Screen saver
          • Hot corners
            • Bottom left: Lock screen
      • Language & Region
        • Region: Canada
        • First day of week: Monday
        • 24 hour time
        • Advanced
          • General:
            • Currency: USD
            • Measurement units: Metric
          • Dates:
            • YYYY-MM-DD
    • Security
      • General
        • Require password: Immediately
      • Firewall
        • On
    • Displays
      • Scaled: More space
      • Night Shift: Sunset to Sunrise
    • Energy Saver
      • Battery
        • Turn off display: 15 min
      • Power Adaptor
        • Turn off display: 30 min
    • Keyboard
      • Keyboard
        • Key repeat: Fast
        • Delay: Short
        • Modifier keys
          • Caps lock: Escape
      • Text
        • Remove: “omw”
        • [_] Correct spelling automatically
        • [_] Capitalize
        • [_] Touch-bar typing suggestions
        • [_] Use smart quotes
      • Shortcuts
        • Full keyboard access: All Controls
    • Trackpad
      • Point & Click
        • [_] Look up & data
        • [_] Force click and haptic feedback
      • Scroll & Zoom
        • [_] Smart zoom
        • [_] Rotate
      • More gestures
        • [_] Swipe between pages
        • [_] App expose
        • [_] Launchpad
    • Sound
      • Sound effects
        • Alert sound: Frog
        • Alert volume: 1/3
      • Show volume in menu bar
    • Internet accounts
      • iCloud
        • [_] Mail
        • [_] Calendars
      • j@ro.vu
        • Enable Calendars
      • remove Game center
    • Software update
      • Automatically keep my mac up to date
    • Bluetooth
      • Pair AidPods
    • Touch ID
      • Add Right index & Left index
    • Date & Time
      • Clock
        • Show date
    • Time Machine
      • Add disk
    • Accessibility
      • Zoom
        • Use scroll gesture

Download & Install Software

Credentials / Secrets Manager

Browser

Shared Files

Application Package Manager

Install command-line tools

  • Install FFMPEG
    • brew install ffmpeg
  • Install YT-DLP
  • brew install yt-dlp

Window management

Video Player

  • Download & Install VLC

Chat Services

Image Editors

Video Editors

Torrent Downloader

Code Editors

Music Players

Video Conference

Music Production

  • Garage Band (Mac App Store)
  • Logic Pro (Mac App Store)

Project Management

Text Editors

Fonts & Symbols

Version Control System (GUI)

Configure Applications

Calendar

  • Advanced:
    • Turn on timezone support
  • Hide Other calendars

Contacts

  • Show first name: Following Last Name

Message.app

  • General
    • Message received sound: Complete
    • text size: 1/10
  • iMessage
    • Settings
      • Enable Messages in iCloud

Moom

  • Launch automatically at login
  • [_] Show preferences on launch
  • Run as Faceless application
  • Keyboard
    • Alt + CMD + M
    • [_] Show logo

VLC

  • Associate video files to VLC

WhatsApp

  • Get logged in via QR code

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • [_] Launch at login

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