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Here you are some major points: Reinstall your Mountain Lion. Don’t run benchmarks on your new SSD Benchmarks usually write a lot of data to the disk (to test the write speed), wearing it out. So it is the best way how you can ruin your SSD even before you start using it. Don’t do it. Enable TRIM OS X supports TRIM only for Apple-supplied ...


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Tap the Settings app. and click on the General *menu* > the Keyboard. Then turn "Enable Caps Lock" on. Now just double-tap the shift key to enable caps lock once using the keyboard. you can see with image tutorial here.


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Custom syntax color themes are located in ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes/ (Note that this directory may not exist if you've not yet modified any of your themes or haven't created a custom theme of your own, but will be created as soon as you do.) The files have a .dvtcolortheme extension. Simply retrieve the file from that ...


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You can logout from iMessage and mail app ( or don't even log in with your accounts to start with ) To turn messages and email off you can do the following: iMessage: Settings > Messages > iMessage OFF. mail: Settings > mail, contacts, calendars > the email account > off or delete account. You can still use your apple id on that iPad ...


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At iPad: Understanding screen rotation lock, Apple says: Beginning with iOS 4.2, the switch previously used for screen rotation lock functions as a silence switch for notifications and system sounds. Sucks, doesn't it? It is still possible to lock the screen rotation on an iPad (and that article explains how); there's just no hardware solution any ...


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Out of the box there is no themeing capability in Mac OS X, you can however modify some of the colours used by Mac OS X in the Appearance Preference Pane in System Preferences. If you're serious about themeing however there are 3rd party applications you can get to help with this: CandyBar - manages and changes icons. ThemePark - does most everything ...


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Uncheck the box: I found it unnatural, too, since they flipped it. I think they're going for consistency between iPads and mice.


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Just adding the key to the global domain seems to work: defaults write -g AppleShowAllFiles -bool true You have to quit and reopen applications to apply changes as usual.


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There really isn't a one size fits all answer, but I can think of four ways to accomplish your task if you care to spend some time setting this up. Macs are unix, so simply check in your ~/Library/Preferences and /Library/Preferences into some sort of code control system. You can then do diffs and most plists are text or easily converted into text (using ...


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This is a way to trick the iPhone (iOS 6.0) into making ringtones longer than the ~40 second maximum: Note: This may now be a moot point since you can select songs for the default alarm, but the one advantage is it allows the phone to vibrate when it is a ringtone and the vibrate alert is enabled. Summary: Add a short 15sec .m4r song to iTunes. Replace ...


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Wake for wifi network access (aka Wake on Demand but with Wifi) allows your computer to be brought out of sleep mode when someone else on the network requests access to a service on your computer eg. File sharing. From this Apple KB article Wake on Demand helps you save energy and reduce costs while still ensuring full access to all your shared files ...


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Apple (or a 3rd party) should write a utility to allow you to dial down the native resolution of the internal camera, but to my knowledge they have not, so far. You can work around this by piping the video output from your web camera into another program that processes the camera's video stream and "re-publishes" it to your Mac as a virtual camera (aka ...


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You can kludge something together with some AppleScript and some clever icon image pasting. Here's how you'd do it for iTerm/iTerm2. Open the AppleScript Editor and paste in the following AppleScript: set myapp to "iTerm" on appIsRunning(appName) tell application "System Events" to (name of processes) contains appName end appIsRunning if ...


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There is, at least, a way to speed them up with a SIMBL bundle: http://www.yllier.net/SUFSA.html


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Tis easy: If you don't mind usig an app skip to the bottom. If you want to do it manually and distrust apps that tinker with your system, continue reading. There are actually two ways: 1) the way I don't prefer since you may accidentally lose your original background image if you don't back it up a) change /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg ...


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The shortcuts for each application can be easily changed in the very preference menu you mentioned. Which shortcuts can be changed is determined by what options are in that application's menu. So for Finder, you can customize "New Finder Window" and etc. etc. whatever is in the menu. To change the shortcut for "Open" (which happens to be Finder -> File -> ...


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Yes you can, with Scroll Reverser. It's a free app that sits in your menu bar (you can hide it if you want). It works all the way back to OS X Tiger.


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The "hard" way: The "easy" way:


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Here’s a generic solution to find out what changed after applying a certain setting. I used this to create my .osx file which is full of hidden OS X tweaks. Open Terminal.app, cd into a temporary directory, and check the difference between defaults read output before and after changing the setting. cd /tmp defaults read > a # change the setting using ...


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This is the lock rotation icon. You will notice that when you turn your iPhone (say, in Safari) it will stay in portrait. To disable it: Double tap on home button Then slide the multitask bar to the left (where the Sound controls are) And on the left you'll find the button to unlock this.


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This is stored in the plist located at ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.menuextra.clock under the key DateFormat. Here's a quick primer: EEE MMM d h:mm:ss a 12 Hour Mode with AM/PM EEE MMM d h:mm:ss 12 Hour Mode without AM/PM EEE MMM d H:mm:ss 24 Hour Mode To apply any of these formatting strings, you can either use the defaults command at ...


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If you are talking about Parental Control type of restrictions on the iPad, I believe that to be entirely iOS software level. You have 6 attempts before it locks you out for a minute. It then increases the locked-out time after further failed attempts. Since you have two failed attempts, it should let you have four more without consequence, which, if one ...


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I don't mind the alert or warning, but I do mind the weeks of having a blinking icon in my Menubar. Here's what I did in Terminal: $ cd /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/Bluetooth.menu/Contents/Resources/ $ sudo cp lowbatt.pdf lowbatt.backup.pdf $ sudo cp BlueTooth_Connected.pdf lowbatt.pdf This replaces the low battery icon with the same ...


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It seems that the setting is only available on the 3G model. It does not exist on the latest version of iOS (4.2.1) on the Wi-Fi model.


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It enables what basically is just normalization. It scans the library for track volume information, and updates the normalization metadata if necessary. It also honors it, of course.


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It should update automatically by default (Settings → General → Date & Time): Are you running the latest iPad OS (3.2.2)? I have a vague recollection of a bug in the iPad that caused the time to go out of sync that might have been fixed in a software update. I can't seem to find any info about it, but you might want to update the software ...


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According to Ars Technica, iOS 4.3 will give you a preference pane to configure this on the iPad (so that you can restore the rotation lock).


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I looked at Am1rr3za's article, and eventually it just said to reinstall iTunes, which I did. That worked. Am1rr3za, post as an answer if you want the points. Otherwise, I'll accept this one.


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1) Auto-login That one is tricky. The default is saved in defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow autoLoginUser But in order to turn it on or off, you need to do it as root. Set it: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow autoLoginUser ShortName Delete it (turn it off): sudo defaults delete ...


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System Preferences > Bluetooth Select (click) the device you wish to rename Click the gear icon at the bottom of the list and Rename is one of the actions you can take on each paired device.



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