For many environments, securing OS X is basically trying to make the computer act more like an iOS device. Some of the easier tasks involve disabling access to certain apps, sandboxing and controlling access to certain features. One of the steps en route to building an iOS-esque environment in OS X is to disable that Go to Folder… option. To do so, set the ProhibitGoToFolder key as true in com.apple.finder:
defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitGoToFolder -bool true
Then reboot, or kill the Finder:
To undo, set the ProhibitGoToFolder as false:
defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitGoToFolder -bool false
krypted November 11th, 2012
When Lion was new, I put up a post about clearing out information on saved applications states. Saved application states are a new feature in Lion that remembers the screens that were open and where each was when you quit applications. The reason for that post was that those states were causing a few minor issues with applications.
There are a few applications that the saving of application states is really awesome for. I think it will mostly be different for each persons workflow. Personally I like saving the state of Terminal, Safari and a few others. However, the state of some others can be a bit annoying for me. For example, Word.
Luckily, you can control which applications have saved states and which do not. To do so, first find the application in ~/Library/Saved Application State. These usually are the bundleid of the application followed by .savedState. Using the bundleid (or whatever is listed if not the bundleid), you’ll then send a NSQuitAlwaysKeepWindows key to the defaults domain for that id with a boolean setting of true or false. For example, to disable the saved state for Microsoft Word:
defaults write com.microsoft.word NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false
To re-enable it, just send a true value into the same key:
defaults write com.microsoft.word NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool true
krypted September 16th, 2011