Your Mac speaks Unix, so when you communicate with it in its native language, it pays attention.
Using Terminal, an app that comes with ever Apple computer, you can use Unix commands to trick out your Mac in a number of ways that aren't normally possible.
We found a collection of cool Unix tweaks shared by Belgian web developer Mathias Bynens. Here are our favorites that you can copy and paste into Terminal.
Start up Terminal by clicking on it in your Applications > Utilities folder. For the following tips, copy and paste the text we give you in each slide to the Terminal, hit return, and you'll get the tweak.
Hide the useless Time Machine and Volume icons in the menu bar
defaults write com.apple.systemuiserver menuExtras -array "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Bluetooth.menu" "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/AirPort.menu" "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Battery.menu" "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Clock.menu"
Always show the scrollbars
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleShowScrollBars -string "Always"
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