Necessary macOS system configuration
macOS doesn't pull its own weight, at least not in a standard configuration. There are a number of apps that need to be installed. Some of them are free, others are not.
- 2020-10-27 Updated this guide, added section on CursorSense,
Take some time to read my guide on keyboard settings for windows & linux users first.
- Let you maximize individual windows for any app.
- Send a window to a specific half, or quarter of the screen.
- Turn on/off/tweak mouse acceleration.
- Increase keyboard repeat rate.
This app is essential. It's one of the few apps that are actually worth paying for. In all honesty, I don't think that a simple thing like maximize / send to half / send to quarter should need a paid third party app to work.
Goals one & two achieved.
CursorSense is really good, and I don't mind paying for it actually. It lets you configure acceleration and sensitivity very precisely, and it can save a number of "favorite settings" per input device.
Goal three achieved.
Keyboard repeat rate
Change the keyboard repeat rate
defaults write -g KeyRepeat -float 1.8 defaults write -g InitialKeyRepeat -int 15
You might have to sign out or restart your computer before the settings take effect.
All goals achieved ★
Have some tea.