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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.
Sep
4
comment Got any tips or tricks for Terminal in Mac OS X?
It's worth noting that you will need to install XCode before you can install MacPorts.
Sep
4
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
Interesting, I just assumed TBH that it was the UI control. I did check, and this dbl-click sizing works in Finder's Column Mode. Hopefully it'll get patched.
Sep
1
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
@Tim Büthe, which OS X version introduced this one?
Sep
1
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
This is really something I've wanted, but never expected to happen.
Sep
1
comment What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?
This seemed quite cool until I went into VLC, and the video srub was absolutely horrifying. The main problem with this is that every other non-mac device you'll use will work differently, if I could configure it for just scrolling "page" style apps, then perhaps it'd be good, but for it to be universal is not a win for me.
Aug
30
comment OS X Terminal “must have” utilities
zsh with oh-my-zsh really is awesome, it will even do path completion over an scp/ssh command if you've enabled public key authentication to the server you're looking at, it rocks. (awesomely-powerful completion... /v/m/s/ TAB' expands to /Volumes/MyDrive/Src)
Aug
30
comment OS X Terminal “must have” utilities
+1 Ack is such an awesome grep replacement, if it wasn't for the fact that grep is in my muscle memory, I'd never use it at all.
Aug
30
comment Is there a QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions?
@Chap Harrison, that's not good, is there any chance you can post the TextWrangler info.plist to a gist so I can see it?
Aug
30
comment Is there a QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions?
It could've upset the code signing hash for TextEditor.app, try reverting the info.plist to how it was before, and use the Get Info / Open with technique instead, unfortunately I'm not able to get to a mac right now, but I'll check this later at home.
Aug
30
comment Is there a QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions?
It may be possible to get the extension added to Text Editor.app by doing Get Info, Opens with. I'll try it later and report back.
Aug
30
comment OS X Terminal “must have” utilities
Surely the most useful terminal tool, evah! (After cowsay and figlet that is.)