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Information: Handy Default Write commands

Debug mode is a hidden menu for people who need to modify extra informations or enable/disables some options. It not recommended for simple users. Only for advanced users!!

Debug mode


defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeInternalDebugMenu 1

Disk Utitlity

defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1


defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu 1

Time machine

Change the backup time for Time machine

sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-auto StartInterval -int xxx

Replace xxx to how frequent you can to backup in seconds


sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-auto StartInterval -int 14400

this mean 14400 seconds = 4 hours


Other handy tricks can be found here: http://osxdaily.com/tag/defaults-write/

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