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The leap from Windows to MacOS was a big one. I still use Windows for programming, but I’m forced to use a Mac where I work.

One of the developers told me that “once I go Mac, I never look back”. I’d say “once I go Mac, I go crazy”. MacOS is not suitable for programming. It’s actually not suitable for anything, probably except reading mail and editing documents. MacOS is really hard to use, and it’s like a have my face covered and one hand tied to my back. The right hand.

However, I could not use Notepad++ for programming so I moved to another great tool, Brackets.

Brackets is built by Adobe, and it is an open source code editor for the web. It’s built with JavaScript, HTML and CSS. New features in Brackets are released often (about every 2½ weeks) and there are lots of extensions to improve it. I fell in love with it since the first week. It’s not better than Notepad++, or than any other Windows-based software, but it does its job very good.

I’ve been using since Sprint 28 (which is like a version number), and I now have Sprint 31. New features have been added, and the Lint integration makes it even more useful. Have I told you about GIT integration? It has that, too.

Here’s a quick tip for making your Mac suck less:

If you don’t need a full path bar, you can also just show the path in the Finder’s titlebar with these terminal command:

defaults write _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool YES
killall Finder

You can undo this by changing the “YES” to a “NO” and running the commands again.

Currently, the only way to quit the Finder is by typing “killall Finder” in a Terminal window, which is inconvenient. But we can add a quit item to the Finder menu by using a different terminal command:

defaults write QuitMenuItem -bool YES
killall Finder

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