Disable auto-playing movies on Facebook with Chrome

If you are tired of the recent auto-playing of movies on your Facebook newsfeed you can disable them with this quick fix inside Chrome. Simply open up chrome and type the following into the address bar

Now scroll down to the Plug-ins section and toggle Click to play as shown below

disable autoplay option

After that hit done, and load up Facebook in a new tab and you shouldn’t have auto-playing videos in your news feed any longer.

Speedtest from the CLI

The following alias that I have setup on my machine is really nice for running a speedtest with out using your browser. I have matched up the results with various online tests and it seems to match up almost perfectly with what they display.


Clean up the “Open With” menu on OS X

I have what I guess may be a bad habit of installing all the new software I come across, tinkering with it and then removing it.  Unfortunately there are a lot of times doing this can clog up your “Open With” menu on OS X.  I have noticed even using some nightly builds of software will really clutter it up.

When that starts to happen you can use the following snippet to clear all the dupes, as well as restart finder.


Bash alias for updating all software

Sometimes I get on these hour long rabbit hole digs into other peoples dot files on GitHub, with that being said I have come across some pretty handy aliases and such that I thought I should share periodically as some of them are pretty useful.

The following I have added to my .bash_profile and its pretty handy when you want to fire off a system update. Not only OS X apps, but homebrew and ruby gems all from the command line.