Some tips, software and shortcut that are useful with mac. Mostly oriented for developers 101.


  • ctrl + ⌘ + space For emojis πŸ˜‰πŸ’ͺπŸπŸ™†β€οΈ
  • Delete a folder and file with delete instead of move to trash
  • shift + ⌘ + . for showing hidden files
  • ctrl + space for language switching πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ - πŸ‡±πŸ‡¨
  • fn + f11 to see the desktop background
  • ctrl + ← or β†’ to go to the different desktops
  • ctrl + ↓ to choose which window in the desktop


The image will be saved on the desktop:

  • Shift + ⌘ + 3 For a full screenshots
  • Shift + ⌘ + 4 To select what to screenshots within the screen

To copy the screenshot (not creating a file), hold the ctrl button while doing the above.

Change your name

Change your name on Mac:

sudo scutil --set ComputerName "newname"
sudo scutil --set LocalHostName "newname"
sudo scutil --set HostName "newname"

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