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How to Capitalize Words and Add Periods Automatically in Mac OS
“Auto-capitalize words means that any word at the start of a sentence will be automatically capitalized, as will proper names”
mac  osxdaily  2016  text  systempreferences  capitalize 
june 2019 by handcoding
macOS Hidden Treasures: Secrets of the System Preferences Window - TidBITS
“System Preferences is easy to use: open it, click here, click there—whoops, not there, over here instead… wait, where is that setting? My point is: System Preferences could be easier to use. And it is, once you know the details.

“You don’t, for instance, need 30-plus items displayed when you use only a dozen of them regularly. You don’t always have to start with the full window, click a preference pane, and then click a tab to get where you want to be. And that Search field is more useful than you might expect.”
mac  osx  macos  tidbits  systempreferences  2018 
august 2018 by handcoding
How to find modified preference values | The Robservatory
This post goes over various tricks that you can use to track down which plist file controls a given preference. Also, this info about the location of System Preferences prefs looks like it could be handy:

"For System Preferences values, you’ll find them in your user’s Library > Preferences folder, in a file named .GlobalPreferences.plist. You can read this file with defaults read .GlobalPreferences, and it can be opened in BBEdit if you want to search for a setting."
prefs  preferences  systempreferences  mac  osx  macos  2017  plist 
april 2017 by handcoding
osx - Is there any way to save Mac OS X preferences into a shell file? - Ask Different
(Well, here’s a revelation!)
“‘com.apple.systempreferences' doesn't actually contain any preferences for the System. It contains the preferences for the System Preferences application. So none of the actual configuration you do with System Preferences are stored in this file”

Also, this post goes over these steps for importing and exporting preferences from plists:

"Exporting the Power Management (Energy Saver) System Preferences to pm.plist:
defaults export /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.PowerManagement pm.plist

“Importing those preferences from pm.plist on the new computer:
defaults import /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.PowerManagement sysprefs.plist “

Also:
"The preference files for sandboxed applications are now stored in ~/Library/Containers/, but I don't know if copying it to another Mac would cause any issues."
systempreferences  apple  software  mac  2016 
august 2016 by handcoding
osx - "Recent Items" count is not saved in System Preferences-OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" - Ask Different
(Some advice on the issue in which System Preferences can’t remember your “Recent Items” setting:)
"Sounds like the .plist file is corrupted. Go to Library/Preferences and drag the file named com.apple.recentitems.plist into the Trash and empty it. When you open System Preferences again a new com.apple.recentitems.plist file will be created and you should be able to change the number of Recent Items without issue.”
[It looks like you might also need to restart your computer to complete the process.]
systempreferences  osx  mac  software  recentitems  recent  2015 
july 2016 by handcoding
Keyboard Shortcut to Open Mac OS X System Preferences - Tantek
This post goes over how you can set up a system-wide shortcut key to open System Preferences.
systempreferences  preferences  osx  mac  keyboard  hotkeys  shortcuts  via:t  2010 
august 2010 by handcoding

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