Single App Mode: How to automatically hide all but the active application in OS X.

To get back to my ‘how to disable’ defaults-write series, here’s a good one that I use myself whilst performing demos in my training courses. ‘Single App Mode’ is the ability to force the Finder to only display the active application and automatically hide all the others. This is perfect for demos and within my […]

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Configuring Firefox for Deployment – UPDATE 2

Hi all. With the new update to Firefox (version 21.0) a few areas that the Firefox deployment configuration works in have been moved. The main change is that all the ‘working’ files and folders are moved from “./Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS” into “./Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/browser”. For example, the Override.ini file (worked on during steps 4 – 9) should now be […]

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How to disable the notification centre, permanently!

We have covered the notification centre in a few blogs in the past, including how to temporarily disable, expand and toggle “do not disturb” on the notification centre. Recently, however, a student attending our Advanced deployment course asked me how to disable it completely and permanently. As usual, with the mac systems, we will be […]

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