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It's not part of the Apple system to 'cut' files. The option is there and becomes enabled when text is selected. But not files. Here is an in-depth discussion on Apples discussion forum. To move a file, open two finder windows and drag the file from one window to another. This is the 'Apple' way. Drag and drop. "Command + C" then "Option + Command + ...


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Microsoft Internet Explorer for Mac is not available for the latest OS X versions (beyond OS X 10.4) as it was effectively replaced by Safari in 2003. As the Wikipedia page for Internet Explorer for Mac explains: As a result of the five-year agreement between Apple and Microsoft in 1997, it was the default browser on Mac OS and Mac OS X from 1998 ...


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There is now a blog entry about Taking Screenshots in a Snap. It's built into Mac OS. ⌘+⇧+3 captures the whole screen ⌘+⇧+4 captures a custom rectangle (click and drag over the screen region you want to capture) ⌘+⇧+4 then space captures a specific window (move the mouse cursor over the desired window, then click) Press esc to ...


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Shift-click the green (+)


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Download and use RightZoom. It overrides your green plus (zoom) button and works like Windows maximize. You can add it to your login items in your user account to run every time you start OS X.


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Command ⌘ + Option + Esc opens the "Force Quit Application" dialog, which lets you select and kill running applications. If that does not work, Command ⌘ + Option + Shift + Esc held down for 5 seconds kills the foremost application.


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The cut function is implemented in Lion and later as a result of modifying the paste command. If you mark the files with copy as usual, but instead hold down the ⌥ key in addition to the normal past command - it retroactively cuts the original files as well as placing them in the new destination. ⌘+⌥+V = paste + cut in Lion. This makes an ...


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My terminal colors how to do it setup terminalcolours Follow this blog post's instructions to get proper color support in Terminal. download theme from here: http://media.tannern.com/tanner.terminal import into Terminal After installing SIMBL and the correct terminalcolors you can import my terminal theme from the Terminal Preferences window. ...


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The Mac OS X native application do not use the X protocol for the rendering, but the Mac specific protocol. So you cannot use ssh X protocol forwarding as you could with a Linux workstation. As you discovered, the reverse is not true, you can install an X server on Mac OS X and have the Linux program appear on your Mac. What you can do is use either Mac ...


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"enter" or "return" is, at least in my mind and experience with others, the universal "okay" key. When a dialog pops up, you can smack the enter key for the default action. In the Finder, the default action is file management. The Finder is not a launcher. You have a bunch of files you want to rename, or move, or whatever. What percentage of files do ...


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.dmg files are disk images, similar to an .iso file. You can think of them like a virtual CD. You put it into the CD drive (mount it), and its contents appear on your computer. When used for software downloads, they are simply a way to bundle up files, like in a ZIP archive. Their advantage is that it's possible to customize the design (e.g. Finder window ...


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So far as I know there isn't a nice automated way to provide the benefits of System Restore as it is implemented on Windows. For all its utility for Windows users, though, System Restore can't be used to backup/restore individual files & whatnot at the whim of the user - that requires a separate backup system. Time Machine on OS X, on the other hand, ...


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Command + Z check Edit menu if you are unsure if the shortcut is available for a program or a scenario. On a side note, Command works as the default shortcut key on Mac OS X where Windows' default modifier key is Ctrl This holds for Copy, Paste, Open, etc...


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geekology.co.za has an informative blog post on how to do this, "Enabling Terminals directory and file color highlighting in Mac OS X". In case it gets moved or deleted, the basics are: Add to your .bashrc or .profile: export CLICOLOR=1 export LSCOLORS=ExFxCxDxBxegedabagacad Save the file. Open a new terminal and use ls ls -l ls -la ls -lah The rest ...


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Here's how you can get ⌃ Control+arrow keys to work like you describe. Copy the following property list into ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict (you can create the directory if it doesn't already exist): { "^\UF703" = ("moveWordForward:", "moveWordForward:", "moveWordBackward:"); "^$\UF703" = ("moveWordForwardAndModifySelection:", ...


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You can access the finder via the Dock: When in the terminal, you can open the current directory in the terminal via: open . Here's a finder window. I've created the directory ~/temp like you said. You can also ⌘-click the info icon at the very top to see the path:


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As of Mac OS X Lion 10.7, Terminal allows you to customize the sixteen ANSI colors and also supports the 256-color palette. So, installing SIMBL or other extensions to get more colors is no longer necessary.


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BetterTouchTool, if you have a macbook pro which has a multitouch pad (I'm betting you do), it lets you assign thing like Windows style maximise to the very top middle of your touch pad. But you don't have to use it like that, as it has an AeroSnap type feature, where you can just drag a window to the top of the screen and it will truly maximise, also ...


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There is no native way to Cut in Finder. It has always been that way. Why? We don't know. I believe the Cut you're talking about is either standard on an Edit but it will most likely become available when you rename a file. Bottom line is, you can't cut & paste files natively in Mac OS X.


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Unarchiving is built into OS X. All you have to do to unarchive a file is to open it. You can do that by double clicking, pressing cmd+o (between i and p), or by right-clicking and choosing Open. So, just right-click on the file and select Open to unarchive. Ta-da, no extra software required.


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One of the easiest ways to do this is to use BetterTouchTool. It will let you bind a keyboard shortcut or a trackpad shortcut to many commands, including maximize window. Once you are in the BTT settings page, do the following: Go to the Keyboard tab on top. On the bottom near Keyboard shortcut, enter in whichever keyboard shortcut you want. For ...


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This may seem complicated, although after you've done it a few times and use it regularly you'll have it down. Depending on if you have other windows minimized you may have to tap the left or right arrow keys on the last step to pull up the window you're wanting un-minimized. While holding ⌘ tap tab followed by ← then ↓ twice, then press return ( ...


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It's standard on Windows and Linux, not OS X. Doesn't mean it "should" be standard on OS X. :-) I think it's simply because that's the way it's always been, since as far back as I remember.. I think even OS 6 had this. I know 7/8/9 definitely had it that way. So I suppose they wanted old users to feel comfortable making the switch to X.


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Apple - Mac Basic Tutorials Apple has made a lot of videos on how to get started and more indepth guides. Among the tutorials there is a PC to Mac tutorial.


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So if I am not mistaken the the problem you have with VNC currently is that it is sharing the current Mac user's screen with apps open that you don't want to see on your other computer? Lion introduces the ability to screen share users that are logged in the background. Quoting the text from the link: Enable Screen Sharing and set a VNC password. ...


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When you press the Fn key, the backspace key (Mis-labeled "Delete") on a mac keyboard functions as the delete key. Therefore, to log onto a windows install which requires Ctrl+Alt+Delete, you would press Ctrl+Alt+Fn+Backspace("Delete"). It's worth noting that this works even on the full wired keyboard, with a separate delete key.


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Not really, or at least not to the same level that Windows does.


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It's up to the driver; here are some rules for devices supported by default. It doesn't matter for disks. It doesn't matter for HID devices (mouse/keyboard). It does matter for audio interfaces. You won't have to “reinstall”, but it will be considered a different device so you'll have to choose it again from the list of audio devices.


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I believe that simply copying the files manually won't be enough. I'd use SuperDuper for getting a "true" clone of the old drive.



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