OS X Tips

Here’s a compilation of Mac OS X tweaks I have found useful. I hope you will find them useful as well.

Removing duplicate entries from the right click “open with” menu (use a monthly cron job so you don’t have to do it every now and then):

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

Accessing the native VNC client easily:

  • Open Finder, Click on the Go menu and select “Go to folder”.
  • Paste this in the field: /System/Library/CoreServices
  • Find “Screen Sharing.app”, right click and “Make Alias” (will ask for password).
  • Move the newly created alias file to the Applications folder (will ask for password) and rename it.

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