Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

Some apps have defaults domains that don’t work the same as other apps and you need to use the -app option in defaults. This option is available for most apps, and sometimes I’ll use it to specifically crawl around for a specific setting I’m looking for. But for other apps, you need to interact with them there. So let’s look at Eclipse. Here, we can do a read with -app followed by the path:

defaults read -app /Applications/eclipse/

The output would be as follows:

NSNavLastRootDirectory = “~/smb/smb”;
NSNavPanelExpandedSizeForOpenMode = “{712, 426}”;
NSScrollAnimationEnabled = 0;
WebKitJavaEnabled = 0;

Now, let’s say you had a specific setting, like fixing an anti-aliasing issue:

defaults write -app /Applications/eclipse/ AppleAntiAliasingThreshold 19


June 4th, 2017

Posted In: Java, Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security

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