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7 Quick Tweaks for Mac OS X Lion

Lion is a welcome progression in the Mac OS X family. It, however, has changed the way a few things work from Snow Leopard and before, so I’ve compiled seven quick tweaks I like to perform.

1.) Unhide the Library folder for your particular user account:

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

2.) Easily install Java SE 6:

java -v

3.) Turn off window-restore when quitting and re-opening apps:
Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> General

4.) Turn off iPhone-style spelling autocorrect:
Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> Language & Text -> Text

5.) Disable window animations:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO

6.) Hide applications in the /Applications folder which create clutter: (ex:

chflags hidden /Applications/[]

7.) Adjust font anti-aliasing:
See previous post as the syntax is still current.

I hope these tips prove helpful. I welcome any feedback on any additional Lion-specific tweaks you like to make so please feel free to leave comments below.

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