Tips+Tricks

Keyboard Shortcuts for Text Navigation

Keyboard Shortcuts for Text Navigation

Navigation Shortcuts Navigate around blocks of texts faster with the following shortcuts: Jump to Beginning of Line – Control+A Jump to End of Line – Control+E Go to Next Line – Control+N Go to Previous Line – Control+P Delete Previous Word – Control+W Delete Line from Cursor to Beginning – Control+U Delete Line from Cursor(…)

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Find a MAC Address in Mac OS X

Find a MAC Address in Mac OS X

A MAC address is a unique identifier that is assigned to each physical network interface on a computer. Different than a computers IP address, MAC addresses are frequently used for network access control and to monitor network connectivity, and they can be spoofed for virtualization needs or to circumvent some network limitations. If you need(…)

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Top10 Mac Tips

Top10 Mac Tips

The Safari Bookmarks BarThe Safari Bookmarks Bar puts websites one click, or even one keystroke, away. Edit and use Safari 5′s Top SitesSafari makes your favourite websites readily available with its Top Sites feature. Here’s how to customise the Top Sites to reflect your preferences. Safari AutofillLet Safari fill in forms for you. Merge and(…)

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Disable restored windows when re-opening specific apps

There’s a great tip over on the Macs in Chemistry blog on how to stop Lion from restoring your previous windows when re-opening specific apps. In System Preferences there’s a checkbox for turning this on and off globally, but using a handy little AppleScript you can disable it on a per-app basis. One of the(…)

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Get iTunes track notifications in your Dock

Get iTunes track notifications in your Dock

In OS X there is a cool hidden setting to enable “Now playing” notifications that appear from the iTunes icon in the Dock. Every time a new song starts, a small popup containing the artist and the song name appears and then slowly fades out after a few seconds. To enable this, start by opening Terminal(…)

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Display system stats

In older versions of Mac OS X, simply clicking on your computer name in the login window would cycle through displaying lots of useful system information. Unfortunately this feature has been removed in Lion, but you can bring it back to a certain extent. Open up Terminal (located in Applications/Utilities), paste in the following line(…)

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Display a short message

Display a short message

Displaying a message on the login screen was a complicated process that involved entering commands into the Terminal. Luckily, Apple have now added an easy way to set a message using System Preferences. To do this, go to the Security & Privacy preference pane, and under the General tab, tick the checkbox Show a message(…)

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Changing the background

In Lion, the background used for the login screen is located at /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/Resources/ The easiest way to get to this folder is to choose Go to Folder in the Go menu while in the Finder. Then just copy and paste in the above line and click Go. The image that is used for the background(…)

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How to Delete Dashboard Widgets ?

Mac OS X Dashboard widgets are a great way to perform quick tasks that pertain to everything from calculators to calendars to finding new movies. Still, the convenience of using Dashboard widgets has its price: Dashboard widgets are RAM and power hungry, and the more widgets you have loaded, the more RAM and power the(…)

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Dashboard Tips and Tricks !

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ColorSync Utilities !

ColorSync Utilities !

Mac OS X contains a number of useful utilities that can enhance creative workflows. In the root-level folder /Library/Scripts/ColorSync are editable AppleScript utilities that perform various common design tasks. Say, for example, you have a collection of images in a directory that you would like to prepare for the web by embedding the sRGB color(…)

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OS X Dashboard In Ubuntu

Kuldgets is a small application that lets you run OS X Dashboard Widgets in Linux. Install Kludgets Grab the source: http://kludgets.googlecode.com/files/kludgets-0.9.1.linux.tar.gz Save it to your desktop and extract. (Right Click > Extract) Enter the extracted folder and double click on the ‘Kludgets’ runtime. You’ll now notice a little rocket in your notification tray. It’s from here(…)

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