macOS Defaults Commands

Earlier today I was on one of many quests and somehow fell down a rabbit hole to the macOS Defaults. If you’ve ever seen or done a terminal command for defaults write... (or read) then you’ve encountered it before!

I found this website which seems pretty handy and has a nice list of helpful things you can do, as it says, it’s not complete, but it is nicely documented and perhaps a bit easier to search than the manual pages.


Holy cow! What a find!!!

I’ve always considered them black magic someone accidentally discovered once and shared online.

To have them all collected :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes: good news for auto-setup script for a new mac!

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Thank you so much! On my way to update my install scripts…

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