New Computer Setup jul 25, 2017

My department provides new graduate students with a new laptop. I got the new (2017) 13” mac, and wanted to record my installation steps for myself to hasten future installations and share some interesting programs that I have found to be useful. Anything that is not free has been noted accordingly.

free apps


xcode-select --install
cd && mkdir Code && cd Code
git clone
git clone


defaults write AppleShowScrollBars -string WhenScrolling
defaults write -g InitialKeyRepeat -int 10
defaults write -g KeyRepeat -int 1

…and finally rest