Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Note to self: here are the steps you need to set up a new OS X instance
- In the Keyboard Settings map the modifier keys correctly for an external keyboard. Set capslock to no action for internal and external.
- In the Trackpad settings turn off gestures one by one. Turn on right corner click for secondary.
- Install Seil for caps lock as escape
- Install Karabiner for fn as control and higher key repeat rate
- Install iterm
- Install homebrew
- Install xcode
- Install coreutils, sed, find, vim from homebrew
- Ensure the gnubin dir is in your path in front of all the busted BSD versions of CLI utils. You can do that by editing /etc/paths. Something like the following is pretty nice:
- Symlink the GNU version sed and find from the gnubin dir so they're also ahread of BSD
- Setup dotfiles. Remember to symlink the hostname to the macosx in .bashrc.local
- Install MacVim
- Disable space rearranging.
- Disable window animations