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Mac Annoyances and Fixes.

Filed under: General Linux — at 6:00 am on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I got a Mac a while back, out of the box there were a few things that bothered me. This isn’t a comprehensive list, I could go on and on, but here are a few things that are easy to fix.

The first was the stupid scroll. Why would I use two fingers up to scroll down? Genius. Well, that’s a simple fix. Settings->Trackpad uncheck “Natural”

The next was the Terminal. For some reason, the keybindings come out of the box all jacked up. I guess it’s what happens when you rename some keys and move the layout a bit. That’s an easy fix too.
I changed my settings to pro to be more familiar, and then did whatever it takes to get it to stick, when terminal is opened and when a new window is opened. Not sure that I could repeat that process without trial and error. The result is a terminal that is actually usable.

One of the biggest improvements to a bog standard Mac box is Homebrew. Brew.Sh is a package manager that allows you to install stuff that isn’t natively available. It can be installed as a one liner, and I highly recommend that you check it out.