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defaults

Read and write macOS user configuration for applications. More information: https://ss64.com/osx/defaults.html.

  • Read system defaults for an application option:

defaults read {{application}} {{option}}

  • Read default values for an application option:

defaults read -app {{application}} {{option}}

  • Search for a keyword in domain names, keys, and values:

defaults find {{keyword}}

  • Write the default value of an application option:

defaults write {{application}} {{option}} {{-type}} {{value}}

  • Speed up Mission Control animations:

defaults write com.apple.Dock expose-animation-duration -float 0.1

  • Delete all defaults of an application:

defaults delete {{application}}