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Apr
7
comment What environment variables are set in .profile for OS X?
.profile is not a Bash file, exclusively. It is read by sh and possibly other shells as well.
Mar
1
comment How to print an image across two pages
There is still a page number footer which I could not get rid of completely. You can remove the actual page number by double-clicking and backspacing, but the footer still takes up a strip of maybe 10mm at the bottom of each page, resulting in a grid of 25 pages, where the content would properly only require 16. Printing pages 1-20 got rid of the strip of empty pages along the right; I then simply used scissors to trim the footer from each page, and the large amount of extra whitespace below the bottom, and finally assembled a 4x4 grid with duct tape on the back.
Mar
1
comment How to print an image across two pages
I managed to pull this off, but it's less than ideal. As suggested at discussions.apple.com/thread/2219021?start=0&tstart=0 I deleted the initial table in the empty document (select Delete from the Sheet1 drop-down menu) so I got a completely clean slate. Then I did Insert > Choose ... to import my PDF. It came in much smaller but I was able to reset it to 100% (in the Arrange side pane, click Original Size) and move it to X0, Y0. Finally, Print ... brought up a preview where I could reset the Content Scale to 100% and set all page margins to 0. (Continued.)
Mar
1
comment How to print an image across two pages
@Mark: It's a copy/paste of another answer elsewhere on this page. apple.stackexchange.com/a/56630/15940
Mar
1
comment How to print an image across two pages
Unfortunately, my Pages installation (Yosemite) did not have any option to tile the output. Maybe this also depends on the installed printer drivers? I just got a small section of the middle of the large page I wanted to print.
Mar
1
comment How to print an image across two pages
I would appreciate more details in this answer. I tried to import an A0 PDF but it was scaled down to something slightly larger than A4. The print dialog wanted to print various page numbers, spreadsheet headers, etc, some of which were unobvious and/or challenging to disable. Could you please expand on the necessary steps to print an oversize PDF or image over multiple pages, with no additional adornments from the hosting app?
Nov
2
comment What's a good Windows RDP client for Mac?
Also in AppStore: itunes.apple.com/ie/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/…
Oct
13
comment Simple text editor that supports highlighting and font colours
Making your own major mode for Emacs might get you the best of both worlds. Learning Lisp may be an obstacle which should not be undertaken as an afternoon project, but you'd be surprised by what can be done with relative ease once you have a good grasp of the platform.
Oct
13
comment Simple Console Editor for OS X Terminal
The requirement to run in Terminal pretty much excludes any modern conventions like selecting with the shift-arrow keys or interacting with the system clipboard.
Oct
13
comment How to use Aquamacs on a non US keyboard?
Also, for your init.el: (setq ns-alternate-modifier nil)
Oct
12
comment How to use Aquamacs on a non US keyboard?
It wasn't obvious to me at first that this is the correct answer, but it is. The problem is that Aquamacs by default maps Alt to Meta. Just uncheck that and your national keyboard will work fine.
Sep
12
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Jul
8
comment Log out other user w/o first switching to that user
If you end up running Awk anyway, the multiple grep commands can easily be avoided. ps awwwwux | awk '/her_short_username/ && /loginwind[o]w/ { print $2 } | xargs kill and see also iki.fi/era/unix/award.html#grep
Jun
25
comment Run bash script at login stored in the home folder?
I don't think you can use tilde with sh; when Bash is involved as sh, it runs in POSIX compatibility mode, which disables many Bash extensions.
Oct
27
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Oct
27
comment Why is the menu bar showing the VPN “Disconnecting” animation forever?
This just removes the "Disconnecting..." message. If you try this and then check the "Display VPN Status in Menu Bar" option in Network Settings to bring back the indicator, it will also bring back the "Disconnecting..." message.
Oct
27
comment Why is the menu bar showing the VPN “Disconnecting” animation forever?
For the record, this suggestion was originally "Restart Finder". I suppose it's too late to flag the over-enthusiastic edit for a rollback.
Oct
27
comment Why is the menu bar showing the VPN “Disconnecting” animation forever?
I was able to kill pppd only with sudo kill -9 pppd which is unsettling. Perhaps I wasn't patient enough with the regular kill. But if this is really what it takes, that's unsettling, and basically indicates that pppd is buggy. For what it's worth, I also tried disabling (not removing) the service in Network Settings, then reenabling it, as suggested by @KyleCronin, but it just brought back the scrolling "Disconnecting..." message.
Oct
22
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Sep
24
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