I had a file that had a single line of output that needed a newline added for readability. I do this in Ubuntu regularly, but when I tried it on the mac I just couldn’t get it right. It seems it’s broken and this was how to get around it.
Category Archives: osx
Adding to the Favourites Sidebar
Every now and then you come across a folder (or in my case, a network share) you want in your finder sidebar. Normally dragging and dropping it into place is enough, and that SHOULD work. But sometimes it doesn’t.
Installing Macports and md5deep on OSX
Why I chose MacPorts (over Homebrew) and what I discovered while I was doing it.
I can’t sum it up any better than the author already has: I wrote a little tool for OS X to alleviate a constant pain point for me, the lack of click through on multi-monitor setups. You know how when you have an application in the background on OS X, you have to click the …
Clean Installs for OSX Upgrades
I have a few Mac Minis floating around and some time ago I upgraded one of them to Mavericks. It did have an older version of Snow Leopard on it (pre 10.6.8) and after connecting it to the Internet and upgrading it to 10.6.8, I was able to download and install Mavericks. But I didn’t …
Screen Capture an Active Application Window in OSX
Here’s a handy little feature I didn’t know about it OSX. To take a screen capture of an application window use COMMAND + SHIFT + 4 then SPACE then move the cursor to the area to be captured and CLICK. This is very handy. I use COMMAND + SHIFT + 3 and COMMAND + SHIFT …
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Freeze rows/columns in OSX’s Numbers spreadsheet
You can’t easily freeze rows or columns in the “Excel sense” in Numbers–Apple’s version of a spreadsheet. But what you can do is create header rows and header columns (the default grey ones) that ARE frozen. In Numbers: >> open the document inspector >> table inspector (3rd option for me, looks like a yellow table) …
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accented characters in osx
UPDATE: I upgraded my OS X to Mountain Lion recently and I am not sure if it is as a result of the upgrade, or some other setting change I may have made, but now if I hold down a letter key for a short period, I get a tool-tip style box (right) that then …