I’m heavily reliant on the Mac OS X spell checker, but I sometimes click Add to Dictionary instead of the correct spelling. For obvious reasons, that isn’t good, so it’s helpful to know where those new words are stored. Here’s an example:
You can view the custom dictionary by opening Finder and navigating to:
In that directory, you’ll see an en file and a LocalDictionary file. You can open each of those files with the TextEdit.app and view the words that were added to the dictionary. Embarrassingly, my Local Dictionary file currently looks like this:
Delete any unwanted words and save the file. The changes will take effect once you reboot.
Current as of Mac OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan)
October 16, 2015 Update: If you’re running OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), you’ll need to disable the System Integrity Protection functionality if you want to hide or remove Game Center.
One of the first things I noticed when looking around OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) was the Game Center icon in the Applications folder.
Game Center has been in Mac OS X since 10.8 (Mountain Lion), but the icon recently changed to match the bubbly iOS icon:
I never really use Game Center on iOS and am always annoyed with the spammy friend requests. I’ve turned off Game Center friend requests multiple times, but it always seems to get turned back on.
Once I saw Game Center in Yosemite, I immediately tried to drag the icon to the Trash. No luck:
It took a couple minutes, but I figured out how to remove it. Here’s how your remove Game Center:
Warning! Don’t do this unless you’re comfortable with the command line and have a recent backup of your hard drive. If you don’t know what
sudo means, then please don’t proceed. A simple mistake with
sudo rm could cause major issues.
– Open Terminal
– Navigate to the Applications folder
– Enter the following:
sudo rm -rf "Game Center.app"
After removing Game Center, I restarted my computer. Game Center didn’t reappear and everything is seems fine. So far. There are probably some ramifications if you try to play Mac App Store games that support Game Center, but I’m not sure. And now I’m wondering if Game Center will reappear then next time I update OS X. Regardless, it’s nice to be rid of that extraneous icon 🙂
Otherwise, I really like Yosemite. It’s really snappy (on a wiped 2012 MacBook Air).
I just spent about an hour searching the internet trying to figure out the keyboard shortcut to tab (or move) between the split windows within a tab in Coda 2. After looking through the Apple shortcuts, I finally found one that works:
Control + Tab
It’s so simple. But there’s a catch. To get this to work you first must open another tab before opening the Terminal window.
1. Create a new tab/document
2. Add a new split Document or Preview window
3. Add a new split Terminal window
4. Close the second Document or Preview
At this point you should be able to Control + Tab between the Document window and the Terminal window. It’s not ideal, but it works when needed.
On a related note, I’m interested to see what Panic has up their sleeve for Coda 2.5. It should be released soon.