What are your favorite hacks or changes from default settings for the MBA/Lion combo?

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  1. VMMan, Aug 13, 2011
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    VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any hacks you guys are using to make your MBA more functional with Lion?

    The one I just discovered, and am about to try, is the following that you type into the terminal:

    Code:
    chflags nohidden /users/[username]/library
    
    This allows the Library folder to not be hidden.

    Are there any other hacks you guys recommend for MBA/Lion?
     
  2. solaris macrumors 6502a

    solaris

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    #3
    Code:
    chflags nohidden ~/Library/
    is the only one I have made use of so far.
     
  3. B.Chang macrumors member

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    Not really a hack, but turning off the "natural" scrolling . . .
     
  4. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I have turned off the auto resume.

    I wish there was a way to separate "Launch in Full Screen" and "Resume".
     
  5. dagaz macrumors newbie

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    I've toggled the default "Quit Safari" to "Quit and Discard Windows". What was really nice about this was that by changing the key combos for both (in System Preferences), Safari now shows quit and discard as the standard item and you have to hold down the option key for quit safari.
     
  6. KlytusLord macrumors regular

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    Skinning

    I use the skin that gets rid of the retro look in iCal and Contacts.
     
  7. RobT macrumors 6502a

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    My favorite so far is the one where you go to Utilities >Keychain Access>Properties>Certificates and set CCL to "off"

    Allows the Mac App store to load way faster.
     
  8. loverumors macrumors member

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    Or You can Just hit GO in finder, and press Option, library will show up too.
     
  9. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    can you explain where in sys preferences you changed the safari setting to default quit and discard, THAT is SUPER annoying
     
  10. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I can't find Properties. All I see is Preferences, and under Certificates I don't see CCL. I see OSP and CRL.
     
  11. tadd macrumors newbie

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    NOT auto-hide menu-bar in full screen

    Anybody know how to make the menu bar stay visible when in full-screen mode?
    Thanks
     
  12. misterneums macrumors 6502

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    I feel like this would sort of break the point of full screen mode.
     
  13. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I find myself going in and out of full screen a lot. At least the bookmarks bar in Safari should remain...
     
  14. PeterKG macrumors 6502

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    thanks, PeterKG, that link to Lion-tweaks is great!

    Does just what I need it too.

    So for me, I have changed iCal skin and shown hidden files.
     
  16. yongren macrumors regular

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    Safari > View > Always Show Bookmarks Bar
     
  17. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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  18. misterneums macrumors 6502

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    I found a link to removing the acceleration for when you have a mouse plugged in. It was absolutely appalling how bad it was. Makes playing games like HoN and SC2 almost impossible due to the cursor jumping all over the screen.
     
  19. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    More info please?! It's impossible to play Counter Strike with the acceleration.
     
  20. misterneums macrumors 6502

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    OSX Daily

    It seems to still work for lion as well.
     
  21. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Has anybody figured out a way to get an app to open full screen without resuming?
     
  22. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    ??? Where would this be at?
     
  23. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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  24. Catchy2 macrumors newbie

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    2-3

    Like to share this - Pressing keys 2 & 3 together on start up will enable your USB ethernet adapter on MBA Lion.

    Cheers .. :)
     

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