Widgets for Wonks:
Rebuilt with Platypus (5.3) these 64-bit menubar apps will still run on Catalina, however they are un-notarized and unsigned. But why trust me or Apple, if you want to know what the do just look inside at the bash script that makes it tick.
XProtectPluginChecker – Quickly survey the status of Java, Flash, and any other Plug-Ins Apple deems insecure and unworthy of your usage.
myXProtectStatus – A drop down status menulet, showing date, version, and threats protected against in the Xprotect plist. Written in bash, wrapped by Platypus, it is informational only (so don’t ask me to add some menu item to do something, it just reports). Tuck it away somewhere and add to your loginitems.
Screenshot of myXProtectStatus:
Command line Utilities for the Administrator:
setUserTemplateDefaultDocks – For the Jamf Pro admin, this will copy the localized default.plist from inside Dock.app to the appropriate localized User Template folder, adding a GUID and file-label to each entry to satisfy the Jamf Pro Dock Item payload code that looks for these elements when adding or removing icons. Failing to add these Jamf Pro will nuke the default.plist FYI
RemoveItemFromDock – Command line utility to remove items from the dock
AddItemToDock – Command line utility to add items to the dock.
AddLoginItem – Command line utility to add items to users’ login items
createRecoveryHDUpdater 15.4.6.command – built PKG now is targetable to volumes other than / (Note: Recovery HD updater packages for 10.11 will only work when run in OS X 10.11, previous packages could run in different OSes not so for 10.11). This is only useful for HFS+ formatted disks. APFS need not apply (it will make an HFS+ partition on your APFS disk BTW)
Exercises in Applescript :
If you have OS X 10.5 you’ll think this is neat… you’ll also be on a very old computer…
ToggleDock – Toggle the Dock appearance from “glass” to “no glass” when in horizontal mode.