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Aug
16
comment Will Time Capsule work on a college dorm's WiFi network?
You might also add a task management tool like The Hit List or Remember the Milk to help with these tasks. Add a repeating tasks for "back up" and you've semi-automated it.
Aug
16
comment Why doesn't the red dot shut down the program?
You're right about the single menu bar, but the Finder doesn't "own" the menu bar any more than any other app does.
Aug
10
comment What are the best disk cloning tools?
Note that CCC can also do the block-level clone that the OP suggested, with a few limitations (though I have not tried this myself).
May
5
comment Disable File System Cache for USB Devices?
FWIW, the supposed dupe is absolutely not an exact duplicate. This question is about disabling the write cache so that the the device can be safely removed; the other is about simply turning off the message and ignoring the risk.
Apr
25
comment Filter out duplicate keystrokes in software?
Hi @Niloc, thanks - but see my comment posted earlier. :)
Apr
25
comment Filter out duplicate keystrokes in software?
Hmm, that's a good idea. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work: the substitution appears to happen only when the repeated keys are an independent word, and it doesn't address the issue of when the repeated key is mixed with other letters (e.g., "addrerrss", which just happened actually - it's the R key that's bad). Thanks though!
Apr
25
comment Filter out duplicate keystrokes in software?
@hobs, that prompted me to look into the Slow Keys feature in Universal Access. Unfortunately, it seems that it doesn't actually filter out the duplicate key events unless I set the threshold high enough so that normal typing is too fast and keystrokes are lost. Also, with that feature on, key repeat rate becomes incredibly slow.
Apr
25
comment Filter out duplicate keystrokes in software?
Well, it's not key repeat rate, it's the fact that a couple of the keyswitches are flaky and sometimes give multiple key events for a single physical key down. This is before the key repeat kicks in.
Apr
25
asked Filter out duplicate keystrokes in software?
Apr
25
answered How to record phone conversation in iPhone 4?
Mar
7
comment Raise/lower/move/resize windows with mouse + modifier keys
having the same behavior on my Mac and my Linux box is the point, so doing it with modifier keys is important.
Mar
7
comment Raise/lower/move/resize windows with mouse + modifier keys
@Lri, that opinion is fine, but in my opinion lowering is incredibly useful - one of the most important of the above requirements.
Mar
7
comment Count the number of open windows
OK, so tell application "System Events" to get UI elements enabled returns true, but the error above still happens, even with adding the enabler line you suggest to the beginning.
Mar
3
comment Count the number of open windows
OK, so I paste that into the AppleScript editor and I get: 'error "System Events got an error: Access for assistive devices is disabled."' How do I enable it? For applications that I've installed previously that needed this, the app itself prompts me. "Enable access for assistive devices" is enabled in my system preferences.
Mar
2
comment Should I stick with programming on my Apple or switch to Linux?
Interesting that you like the Mac for the window management! I'm the exact opposite - on Linux my window management is insanely great (FVWM2) while the Mac is terrible. I suppose that speaks to someone else's earlier comment that much of it is personal preference.
Mar
2
asked Count the number of open windows
Feb
9
comment Raise/lower/move/resize windows with mouse + modifier keys
Thanks - Zooom does move/resize but not raise/lower or maximizing. I did submit a feature request.
Feb
9
revised Raise/lower/move/resize windows with mouse + modifier keys
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Feb
9
comment Raise/lower/move/resize windows with mouse + modifier keys
Thanks - unfortunately BTT doesn't activate until mouse-up; I'm looking for mouse-down. I'll clarify the question.
Feb
1
accepted Concisely starting Mac OS apps from the command line