Disable Lion Window Animations and other minor annoyances

by Wolfram Saringer  (2011-08-01)
last change: 2011-08-01

Disable generic window open animation use the following command in a Terminal window:
# defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO
Replace 'NO' with 'YES' to re-enable them.

Disable animations in Mail:
# defaults write com.apple.Mail DisableReplyAnimations -bool YES
Quit Mail before changing this setting. Replace 'YES' with 'NO' to re-enable animations.

Restore key autorepeat:
# defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

Make Library folder visible:
# chflags nohidden ~/Library/

Disable Spelling correction:
# defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -bool NO

Disable local Timemachine:
# sudo tmutil disablelocal

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