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How to Show / Unhide the Library Folder in Your Home Directory (Mac OS X)

Matthew C writes:

I know I would benefit from learning how to disable iTunes and its User Agreement; perhaps your MPG readers would too. I do not agree to it, but I am forced to refuse it every single time. It's a real annoyance when I press the play button on the keyboard - the user agreement pops up every time. This is a degradation of function from other versions of OSX.

I am also really annoyed when I have to open terminal and fool with a command line just to show the files in my own library folder.

Also, now that I have an accelsior installed, the main bottleneck in my Mac Pro is still the spinning hard disks. I have OSX set to idle the HDDs after a short time (presumably, this saves some energy). In many programs when I enter an Open or Save dialog, the OS beachballs for a minute while it spins up all the disks - even if those were not the source or destination. I know the OS has no way of knowing my intention, but it seems like there should be a way to select an option to only spin up the disk when requested specifically.

DIGLLOYD MPG: I can’t speak to the iTunes situation. But William S writes with iTunes preference tweaks. These are provided for information only, this site is not necessarily recommending them:

# iTunes 9: Used in-store when activating devices
defaults write com.apple.itunes StoreActivationMode -bool true
# disable automatic device backup
defaults write com.apple.itunes AutomaticDeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true
# disable automatic device backup COMPLETLY
defaults delete com.apple.itunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true
# Disable Ping Sidebar
defaults write com.apple.iTunes disablePingSidebar -bool true
# Disable Genius Sidebar
defaults delete com.apple.itunes disableGeniusSidebar -bool true
# Hides the dropdown Ping menu
defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool true
# Store Genius Mode Disabled
defaults write com.apple.itunes StoreGeniusMode -bool false

Library folder in home direction

As far as the Library folder in your home directory, see How to Unhide your Library Folder on OS X in my Setting Up Your Mac Series.

chflags nohidden ~/Library

Unhide the home directory Library folder for OS X in Terminal: chflags nohidden ~/Library

Hard drives Spin up

Let 'em spin. The oceans won’t overflow.

Keep hard drives spinning by unchecking “Put hard disks to sleep when possible”

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