Capturing screenshots on macOS is very slow

Need to do both things below to fix it.

Disable Finder Extensions
1. Go into System Preferences > Extensions
2. In the left sidebar, choose “Finder”
3 Disable everything there include Google Drive Extension

Disable Show Floating Thumbnail
1. Press CMD + SHIFT + 5
2. Click Options
3. Uncheck Show Floating Thumbnail

Set shortcut to create new file in finder

1. Open Automator and create a Service;
2. Set the input to no input, and the application to;
3. Drag and Drop the Run AppleScript workflow element onto the grey space;
4. Put the contents of this AppleScript in the textbox;
5. Save the workflow with a reasonable name (like New File);
6. Go to Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Services and assign a shortcut to it.

set file_name to "untitled"
set file_ext to ".txt"
set is_desktop to false

-- get folder path and if we are in desktop (no folder opened)
    tell application "Finder"
        set this_folder to (folder of the front Finder window) as alias
    end tell
on error
    -- no open folder windows
    set this_folder to path to desktop folder as alias
    set is_desktop to true
end try

-- get the new file name (do not override an already existing file)
tell application "System Events"
    set file_list to get the name of every disk item of this_folder
end tell
set new_file to file_name & file_ext
set x to 1
    if new_file is in file_list then
        set new_file to file_name & " " & x & file_ext
        set x to x + 1
        exit repeat
    end if
end repeat

-- create and select the new file
tell application "Finder"

    set the_file to make new file at folder this_folder with properties {name:new_file}
    if is_desktop is false then
        reveal the_file
        select window of desktop
        set selection to the_file
        delay 0.1
    end if
end tell

-- press enter (rename)
tell application "System Events"
    tell process "Finder"
        keystroke return
    end tell
end tell


Disable Auto Start for Android File Transfer

1. Close Android File Transfer
2. Open Activity Monitor and kill “Android File Transfer Agent”
3. Go to /Applications/Android File
4. Click and select “Show package contents”
5. Go to Contents/Resources
6. Rename “Android File Transfer Agent” to “Android File Transfer Agent_DISABLED”
7. Open terminal and rename“/Users/username/Library/Application Support/Google/Android File Transfer” to Android File Transfer Agent_DISABLED.


You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

Problem: Received the error “You don’t have permission to access / on this server.” when you try to setup Apache virtual host on Mac OS.

Solution: Add the below line to httpd-vhosts.conf

<Directory “/Users/uiroshan/development/php”>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

<Directory “…”>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews


chkconfig Equivalent on Mac OS X

On Linux: chkconfig httpd on
On Mac:  sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist

On Linux: chkconfig httpd off
On Mac:  sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist