Moving to a new mac

Things to remember next time:

Applications/Macports: Save a list of applications and requested Macports

ls /Applications > applications.txt
sudo port -qv installed | cut -d ' '  -f 3 | sort -u > myports.txt
sudo port echo requested | cut -d ' ' -f 1 | sort -u > requested.txt

On new mac:

Remove shadow from screen shots: (see here)

defaults write disable-shadow -bool TRUE

Other settings

  • Control Centre, setup modules
  • Desktop and Dock: Fix size, disable latest files, fix hot corners
  • Display: Change arrangement
  • Touch ID: Add enough fingers
  • Internet Accounts: Setup stuff
  • Keyboard: Add keyboard navigation, input sources (EU+DK), shortcuts for changing input source
  • Mouse, trackpad: Fix speed etc


Also consider:

  • Check Account Recovery in Apple setup
  • Check Accessibility, Display, Color filters


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