Patrick Joyce

January 4, 2013

Two Small OSX Settings Changes that Make Me Much Happier

RAM-only hibernate mode

~> pmset -g | grep hibernatemode
 hibernatemode        3
~> sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

This means that sleep and wake are instantaneous. The downside is that if I completely run out of power I’ll lose anything that isn’t saved. I have a bit of a tick about constantly saving things, so this doesn’t really worry me.

Goodbye Dashboard!

~> defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean YES
~> killall Dock

Dashboard wasn’t really a problem for me on Snow Leopard but while using full screen mode in Mountain Lion I keep ending up on it accidentally. Also, the only thing I used it for was the calculator which I now do with Alfred.

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