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Data retrieved from Apple on Sept 17, 20221).

Release Name Version
macOS Monterey 12.6
macOS Big Sur 11.7
macOS Catalina 10.15.7
macOS Mojave 10.14.6
macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
macOS Sierra 10.12.6


Why I still use MacOS 10.14 (Mojave):

  • I can still change the stupid BSOD icon used for SMB shares.
  • I can still hide major OS upgrades from Software Update.
  • The OS isn't locked down as an encrypted, read-only volume.
  • TotalFinder still works.


Software Update

Hide unwanted updates using the following:

sudo softwareupdate --ignore "macOS Catalina"



MacOS lacks a lot of useful features that are easy to take for granted in Windows.

  • BetterTouchTool
  • Hyperswitch
  • TotalFinder


This is a paid application to enable customizing the behavior of all your Apple input devices (remotes, keyboards, mice, touchpads, etc.) It's definitely worth the money for a lifetime license. Older versions that don't support current MacOS are also available for free from the software publisher that purchased BetterTouchTool from its original creator.

It adds some important capabilities:

  • Remapping the behavior of the green “zoom” button, so it maximizes the window, rather than switching to Apple's full screen mode.
  • Mapping three-finger taps and clicks to middle click, which is mega useful for opening webapges in new tabs.
  • Window snapping, which behaves like the Aero Snap feature built in to Windows since Windows 7.

If you don't care about the input device stuff, the window snapping feature is available as a free app from the publisher.