Mac OS X
Flush DNS Cache
Pre Leopard: sudo lookupd -flushcache
Post Leopard: dscacheutil -flushcache
Force Safari to Reload Cached Webpage
- Alt/Option + Click Reload Button
- Ctrl + Cmd + R
Leopard Tricks & Hints
So, it appears that there a lot of new looks in Leopard that people don't really like. I'm going to try and consolidate all of those here, with a fix for each. Please feel free to contribute!
Disable Transparent Menu Bar
To disable, simply type the following at a prompt in terminal:
defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.WindowServer 'EnvironmentVariables' -dict 'CI_NO_BACKGROUND_IMAGE' 1
To use time machine over a network share, simply open up a terminal window and type the following command, exactly as shown:
defaults com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1
Now, when you have a network share mounted, you should see it as an option in the Time Machine setup options.
Dock Glass/3D Undo
If you hate the new 3D crap that Apple has bestowed upon the dock, you can disable it and get, what I would term as, a pretty darn good compromise. Simply open your terminal and type the following commands:
# defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES # killall Dock
Alternatively, you can put your dock on the side, and automatically get this new appearance.
Replace Dock Glowing Dots
Get Round Corners
Original trick here: http://www.manytricks.com/displaperture/
- Download Displaperture 1.0.
Change Background Image at Startup
To change the startup background image, simply replace the JPG file at /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg.