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Sep
9
comment Make Wine app the default opener
Good question, oh by the way, I hate to say it but ..... This is madness!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep
9
comment Emacs Ctrl-x ctrl-s command not working in Terminal.app
@Bret Moore, it's certainly a bit unusual, by new account, I assume you mean a new account on the Mac? ... anyway, C-s shortcut is definitely overridden by something above the scope of the Terminal.app, so changing the Terminal settings / plists, won't have any affect on it. Presumably you've checked global keyboard settings as suggested by Sylvain Defresne, the only other thing I could suggest is to make sure you don't have a third party app installed which is capturing the C-s shortcut, QuickSilver for example.
Sep
9
comment Using screencapture when remotely logged in to a headless mac via ssh
I'll give it a go. BTW, one thing I already tried, which I should record here: using osascript to send the Cmd-Shift-3 screen capture shortcut, it didn't work.
Sep
8
comment Which OS X Applications do you find indispensable?
I better throw cocoa Emacs.app in here for good measure, this or MacVim are where you go when you are finished with toy editors. (Emacs.app is my preference, however I have it heavily customized from the default, and looks a lot like my ideal version of TextMate now.)
Sep
8
comment Which OS X Applications do you find indispensable?
Lion's new Mail.app now beats the pants off Thunderbird, IMO.
Sep
7
comment Emacs Ctrl-x ctrl-s command not working in Terminal.app
If you do -M-x describe-key and do C-s (ie. I-search) does it work? It certainly sounds like something is bound to C-s at a higher level than the Terminal.app.
Sep
7
comment Emacs Ctrl-x ctrl-s command not working in Terminal.app
@Bret Moore - what are the differences between the two Macs and their Terminal configs? As a side note, have you tried using iTerm2.app instead (it's a general improvement over Terminal.app and worth using anyway.)
Sep
7
comment How can I quickly navigate through man pages in the Terminal
You can also press h when viewing man pages to show help.
Sep
5
comment Is there any free/paid Windows emulator for Mac OS X?
@Umesh Kacha - s-unno.com domain doesn't resolve for me, so I can't see it. I'd probably recommend that you try VirtualBox if you haven't already. If that doesn't work you can try Parallels or VMWare (they will all require you to install Windows into a virtual machine.) - Parallels and VMWare are commercial solutions, so try your luck with VirtualBox first.
Sep
5
comment How do I clone a dual-boot Macbook
@Kyle - I see, that's a bit tricky.
Sep
5
comment How do I clone a dual-boot Macbook
@Kyle - "not advised", but possible right? It is only a drive after all.
Sep
5
comment How do I clone a dual-boot Macbook
@Kyle - how about dd ?
Sep
5
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
@Graham Perrin - System Preferences > View > Customize...
Sep
5
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
The cut/paste method we had previously on Finder was drag/drop (for same Volume move) or drag/Cmd-drop (for moves to external or network volumes) - There was no keyboard equivalent.
Sep
5
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
@Tim Büthe - Leopard and Snow Leopard and prior versions of OS X never did this, of course Linux and Windows did it using CUA shortcuts (C-x, C-c, C-v) That's not of use/interest when you're not actually talking about one of those platform. Please cut down the noise, we want signal here. The shortcut on Lion is new, and it's designed in such a way that it addresses Apple's "semantic issue" with "Cut", and instead is copy / move, and not cut / paste.
Sep
5
comment Is there any free/paid Windows emulator for Mac OS X?
@Umesh Kacha, if you want better answers, you need to provide more info. What Windows app do you want to run.
Sep
4
comment Got any tips or tricks for Terminal in Mac OS X?
if you use umount like that, you'll leave the /Volumes/<My disk image> folder lying around. Use diskutil eject /Volumes/<My disk image> instead, it'll clean up after you.
Sep
4
comment Got any tips or tricks for Terminal in Mac OS X?
-1 Please just format commands using the 4 space indent.
Sep
4
comment Got any tips or tricks for Terminal in Mac OS X?
or drag it and do C-a cd RETURN
Sep
4
comment Got any tips or tricks for Terminal in Mac OS X?
if you feel the need to use an alias with more chars than the actual command, consider rewiring your temporal neocortex.