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Mac software: 2022


In May I’ve set up three different Macs (don’t ask) starting from a clean macOS Monterey installation. Here’s what I install and in what order to feel at home:

  1. Things
  2. Spotify
  3. SteerMouse
  4. tweak macOS settings
  5. Fira Code
  6. MacVim
  7. iTerm
  8. generate a new SSH key
  9. dotfiles
  10. Karabiner
  11. Hammerspoon
  12. Visual Studio Code
    • ⇧⌘P sync settings using GitHub
  13. VLC
  14. Xcode
    • general
    • text editing
    • install One Dark theme
    • increase the font size to 20
    • change the background color to be the same as in MacVim and VS Code
    • remove the “Print…” key binding
    • remap “Open Quickly…” to ⌘P
    • remove “Move Paragraph Backward/Forward”
    • remap “Move Line Up/Down (Source Code)” to ⌥↑, ⌥↓
    • remove “Duplicate”
    • remap “Show Debug Area” to ⌘D
    • enable Vim mode: help › search › “vim”
    • disable minimap: help › search › “minimap”

This is not a complete list of everything I use or tweak, but it’s a solid starting point that gets me 80–90% of the way there.

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