Screenshot tips for OS-X

To change your screenshot format (jpg, tiff, png, and pdf are all supported, with png being the default.) defaults write com.apple.screencapture type PDFdefaults write com.apple.screencapture type PDF To take a screenshot of the entire screen Command+Shift+3Command+Shift+3 To take a screenshot of a portion of the screen Command+Shift+4Command+Shift+4

Show hidden files in OS-X

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finderdefaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder To hide hidden files defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finderdefaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finder

Disable the Dashboard in OS-X

I don’t like Dashboard in OS-X. defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES killall Dockdefaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES killall Dock change YES to NO and rerun the series of commands to enable Dashboard