I bought MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017). I had thought that having MacBook Pro for personal use was luxury. Then I realized that MacBook Pro’s price was the same as MacBook 1. So, what’s the point of having the slower one?
To save some money, I bought a refurbished model. Refurbished models sometimes don’t have the latest macOS. My one had Sierra and I had to upgrade that to High Sierra. But I’m happy to do the errands for $200.
What I Need
I copied my SSH keys and 1Password’s vault from my old MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) to the MacBook Pro through USB. 1Password has a nice guide page to migrate passwords (a valut) from an old computer to a new computer.
Then dotfiles and this blog are managed by Git, on BitBucket’s private repos. So, I just cloned both of them. I also installed Homebrew to have Emacs, tmux and some others.
I would install other heavy apps such as IntelliJ IDEA later.
The below are minimal tweaks I need.
- Keyboard > Modifier Keys… > Caps Lock as Control
- Keyboard > Key Repeat > Fast
- Keyboard > Delay Until Repeat > Short
- Shortcuts > Input Sources > Check “Select the previous input source” and change the shortcut as Option-Space 2.
- Computer Name
Language & Region
- Adding Japanese as the secondary language
- Night Shift > Schedule > Sunset to Sunrise
- Dock Preferences… > Automatically hide and show the Dock
Then I removed various apps from Dock.
I’ve been using Chrome but I started trying Safari on this MacBook Pro. I’m worrying a bit about Google’s dominance.
- AutoFill > Uncheck “User names and passwords” because of 1Password
- Advanced > Show Develop menu in menu bar
- Websites > Auto-Play > iknow.jp > Allow All Auto-Play
Then I installed WasteNoTime and 1Password.
- Preferences… > Profiles > Basic
- Shell > When the shell exits: > Close if the shell exited cleanly