Left handed mouse pointer

  • Are you left-handed?
  • Do you use your left hand to controll your mouse with the buttons reversed?
  • Do you use a Mac (Yosemite)?
  • Has the right-handedness of the mouse pointer irritated you at some point?

Here is the solution. Download Mousecape (check the releases page, the latest release at the time of writing is 0.0.5 which is the second download on the page).

After downloading, installing both the app and the helper app, do the following:

  1. Go to the Mousecape preferences and choose “I am left handed”.
  2. Dump the system cursors into a cape from the menu: “Capes” → “Dump Cursors”
  3. Apply the Cursor Dump cape (right click → apply)
  4. Done!

A fresh Yosemite installation

I just did my first fresh install of Mac OS X (Yosemite) in years and am writing this as a note to self + some possible help for people running in to the same problems as I have.

Box.net sync

Will not install since it wants to put stuff in /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.box.sync.bootstrapper/, but can’t create that dir if i does not exist. So you have to create it.

Keyboard Maestro, Jitouch and others

In Yosemite, applications bundled inside an application or preference pane can’t add themselves to the Accessibility list in the Privacy preferences. To add them, you must browse to the bundled app, then unlock the Privacy preference pane, and then drag the app into the list.

LaunchBar 6

Settings etc. can be found in ~/Library/Preferences/at.obdev.LaunchBar.plistand in ~/Library/Application Support/LaunchBar. Just need to copy these.

Keyboard Maestro

Keyboard Maestro can sync macros via Dropbox. Just need to enable it in the app.

MailTags / Mail Act-On

These apps can also sync their settings via a folder synced using e.g. Dropbox.

iTerm 2

Color schemes can be exported.


Expansions (Sets) can be synced via Dropbox. Just go to preferences and change the location of the sets to a new folder in Dropbox and Typinator will ask if you want to copy the existing ones to that folder. Then you just use that folder on the other computer.


Rules can be exported.