Monthly archives: February 2011

five Mac OS X Snow Leopard Tweaks I Can’t Live Without

1.) Always view Mail.app attachments as icons.

defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes

Restart Mail.app, and voila!

2.) Use a spacer to split the Dock between Docked applications and non-Docked applications.

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add
'{"tile-type"="spacer-tile";}' && killall Dock

3.) Add one or more stacks of recently used items.

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add 
'{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }' 
&& killall Dock

4.) Enable new List view in Dock Stacks.

defaults write com.apple.dock use-new-list-stack -bool yes 
&& killall Dock

5.) Enables gradient effect on mouse over.

defaults write com.apple.dock mouse-over-hilite-stack -boolean yes 
&& killall Dock