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Jun
22
comment How to set to open folder with enter in finder?
@ghoppe - At best, the button above backspace should be "Backwards Delete". Apple decided to change key names on their own. As it is, they have "Delete", which is a backwards operation, and "Forward Delete", which is just delete everywhere else (And the key I am referring to).
Jun
22
comment How to set to open folder with enter in finder?
@ghoppe - That's because OS X has that nutty "Two Delete keys" thing. The button above backslash is the backspace button. The button in near "Home" and "End" is the delete key. It's a hell of a lot harder to accidentally press when typing.
Jun
22
comment How to set to open folder with enter in finder?
@ghoppe - Christ, did you read my comment? I additionally specified that the inability to change the setting is the really stupid thing. Also, the inverse of enter is backspace, as it has been since long ago. Apple is the one who decided we needed two delete keys, which still doesn't make much sense to me.
Jun
21
comment How to set to open folder with enter in finder?
Ok, so it was deliberate. Then the inability to change the setting is a UI oversight. In either case, it's idiotic.
Jun
13
answered Are their drivers for the Apple Keyboard in Windows 7 64bit?(Bonus point: Where's Print Screen?)
Jun
5
comment Why do I have to drag my new apps into the application folder?
@Mark Szymanski - Probably because the only way to get your app into the mac store is go through apple, and apple have a lot of limitations on what your software can and cannot do.
Jun
3
answered How to increase “tracking speed” beyond the maximum?
May
28
comment Running OS X and Windows simultaneously
Also, it's worth noting that VMWare benchmarks similarly to VirtualBox in all areas excepting graphics performance (Which Virtualbox does suck at a bit), so it is definitely not slower. techairlines.com/2009/09/07/… zdnet.com/blog/perlow/…
May
28
comment Running OS X and Windows simultaneously
To be clear, there are certainly differences between type-1 and type-2 VMs, and that may have been what your friend was talking about. Alternatively, he might have meant Paravirtualization ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paravirtualization ), which I think Virtualbox supports, and all the others definitely have.
May
28
comment Running OS X and Windows simultaneously
There are two definitions of hypervisor ( see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervisor ). All three virtualization techniques listed above use type-2 hypervisors, and none have the option to run as a type-1.
May
28
comment Running OS X and Windows simultaneously
All three virtualization systems listen leverage hardware virtualization extensions (AMD-V/VT-x if you have them), and none of the above use hypervisors.
May
28
comment Running OS X and Windows simultaneously
....Uh... Virtualbox uses the same virtualization techniques as Parallels and VMWare Fusion. I don't know where you got the Idea it didn't. It does let you turn them off, if you want, but they are normally enabled. The major speed differences come down to different drivers for the virtual hardware used to interface with the VM.
May
25
comment How do I navigate around text fields on the iPad?
That doesn't work when you have a 1-line text box, and the text is longer then the box (as I believe the OP is asking about). The issue is how do you quickly get to the beginning of a line that extends past the edge of the window.
May
25
comment Is there a way to turn on indicator that a directory item is a shell script in Terminal?
I'm pretty sure there is an environment variable that controls ls's color options. That would be the better thing to change
May
23
comment Why can't I run `su`? (and how should I do?)
@Ian C - Apple doesn't do much more than the *nix designers do, Apple just doesn't talk about it much. In both cases, it's there, only with things like linux, they tell you how to use it easily. If that makes it more widely used, it doesn't indicate an underlying architecture difference.
May
23
comment Why can't I run `su`? (and how should I do?)
sudo su still works, so it is not really disabled. It just has no password.
May
23
comment Why can't I run `su`? (and how should I do?)
@Ian C. - No, that's actually the unix way. Apple just uses it because it is *nix based too.
May
18
comment Should I disconnect my MacBook Pro's power cord when the battery is fully charged?
You get the 20% (or similar) capacity loss no matter what you do, as it is a function of breakdown of the battery chemically. There is a slight increase in capacity loss if you keep the battery charged all the time (most manufacturers actually recommend long-term storage at ~40% charge). However, either way, actually using the battery is worse then keeping it charged.
May
12
comment Any idea what this sound is?
Off topic, but what program did you use for the FFTs?
May
11
comment What happens at the user/OS level when an SSD finally wears out?
Also, some aftermarket SSDs don't even support SMART, so be careful.