Story of a Linux User, Forced to use macOS

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/linux

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  • iCanHazShortcut

    simple shortcut manager for macOS

    That said, Mac OS can be fixed with extensions, and I have a ton of them running to make my system workable. I use Rectangle (instead of magnet) to manage and tile windows. I also have the aptly named program called alt-tab to switch between windows, not apps. Gnome does this too, but at the very least it has sub-menus for each window of each app. On mac os, if you have two finder windows open for example, you can't cmd+tab between them like you can on Windows, KDE, or most Linux DEs. There's also canihaxshortcuts which allows me to run any terminal command through a keyboard shortcut.Finally, I have Karabiner to remap shortcuts like command+c to ctrl+c and the like. There's also smaller programs which allow me to turn off mouse acceleration, or notunes, which blocks iTunes or Apple music from running.

  • Rectangle

    Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts and snap areas

    That said, Mac OS can be fixed with extensions, and I have a ton of them running to make my system workable. I use Rectangle (instead of magnet) to manage and tile windows. I also have the aptly named program called alt-tab to switch between windows, not apps. Gnome does this too, but at the very least it has sub-menus for each window of each app. On mac os, if you have two finder windows open for example, you can't cmd+tab between them like you can on Windows, KDE, or most Linux DEs. There's also canihaxshortcuts which allows me to run any terminal command through a keyboard shortcut.Finally, I have Karabiner to remap shortcuts like command+c to ctrl+c and the like. There's also smaller programs which allow me to turn off mouse acceleration, or notunes, which blocks iTunes or Apple music from running.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support. Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • alt-tab-macos

    Windows alt-tab on macOS

    That said, Mac OS can be fixed with extensions, and I have a ton of them running to make my system workable. I use Rectangle (instead of magnet) to manage and tile windows. I also have the aptly named program called alt-tab to switch between windows, not apps. Gnome does this too, but at the very least it has sub-menus for each window of each app. On mac os, if you have two finder windows open for example, you can't cmd+tab between them like you can on Windows, KDE, or most Linux DEs. There's also canihaxshortcuts which allows me to run any terminal command through a keyboard shortcut.Finally, I have Karabiner to remap shortcuts like command+c to ctrl+c and the like. There's also smaller programs which allow me to turn off mouse acceleration, or notunes, which blocks iTunes or Apple music from running.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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