San Francisco Theme for LaunchBar 6

I love LaunchBar. I’ve used it since it’s inception with only a few sidesteps to try Alfred and Spotlight, always returning to LaunchBar. Version 6 is fantastic.

UPDATE: Apple has made San Francisco the system font in macOS

I am also enamored with the San Francisco typeface that Apple is using on the Apple Watch. After downloading it and trying it as my System Font in Yosemite, I wanted to build a LaunchBar theme to match, so here it is. (I cannot provide a link to download the font itself, a few minutes on Google and you’ll find it.)

  1. Download: San Francisco Theme (Light and Dark) for LaunchBar
  2. Install: Unzip and double-click the theme files to install into LaunchBar.

Fix Bluetooth Speaker Popping on Your Mac

Sometimes, when listening to music via a Bluetooth speaker from your Mac you’ll get random “popping” or “clicking” sounds. This solution may help.

We need to edit the Bluetooth plist file located at:

~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent.plist

The property or key that needs to be changed in this file is “Apple Bitpool Min (editable)”. The default value is 2. You should try and use a value between 40 to 58 and see if your problem is resolved.

To edit the plist file, launch Terminal and type the following. Make sure your Mac is backed up before trying any of this if you are not comfortable working in Terminal.

defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min (editable)" -integer 40

After this, shut off Bluetooth and turn it back on. You may even want to delete and then re-pair the speaker to the Mac.

This got rid of the annoying intermittent popping sound coming from my Bose Soundlink II when paired to my MacBook Pro.