Introduction

As a new (2018) Mac user, I will share here the tips and tools that I found useful to begin and work on this platform.

Tools

Homebrew

Homebrew logoHomebrew : Package manager for macOS

Usage : brew install git

cd to

cd to logo cd to… : Finder Toolbar app to open the current directory in the Terminal (or iTerm, X11) cd to icon in Finder

Various shortcuts

Show hidden files/folders in Finder : CMD-Shift-.(dot)

Minimize all windows : F11

Toggle fullscreen mode (in most apps) : CMD-Control-F

Useful commands

Open multiple instances of an application (e.g. Unity3d) : open -na Unity
-n, –new : Open a new instance of the applicaiton even if one is already running
-a : Opens with the specified application