Setting some sensible defaults for OS X (Lion)

There’s some great tips here for improving the default preferences of the operating system:

OSX For Hackers ā€” Gist

The ones I used were

defaults write com.apple.finder FXDefaultSearchScope -string "SCcf"
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -bool true
defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices LSQuarantine -bool false
defaults write com.apple.dock mouse-over-hilte-stack -bool true
defaults write com.apple.frameworks.diskimages auto-open-ro-root -bool true
defaults write com.apple.frameworks.diskimages auto-open-rw-root -bool true
defaults write com.apple.finder OpenWindowForNewRemovableDisk -bool true
defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool false
defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeInternalDebugMenu -bool true
chflags nohidden ~/Library
defaults write com.apple.mail AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard -bool false

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