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Sep
15
comment Remember window sizes and placement when unplugging and replugging second monitor
No, this doesn’t solve the problem at all. SizeUp makes it quicker to move a window where you want it, but you still have to manually switch between each window and tell SizeUp where you want to move each one.
Sep
15
comment Remember window sizes and placement when unplugging and replugging second monitor
@dreeves Yes, it works for me. I just successfully did that manually, using Slate’s menu items “Take Snapshot” and “Activate Snapshot”; if you click them before and after you put your computer to sleep, you will save and restore all your window positions. From the docs, it looks like Slate can do the “Activate Snapshot” automatically with its default directive. I don’t know if you can automate the “Take Snapshot” part.
Sep
6
comment Is there a button in iTunes to say “Stop after playing this song”?
⌥⌘U is a keyboard shortcut to open the Up Next pop-up. I don’t know of any built-in shortcut to Clear, but if you have Tab set to move keyboard focus between “All controls” (Control+F7 to toggle), then you can hit Clear after opening the pop-up by hitting Tab three times and then pressing Space.
May
4
comment Install OS X in VirtualBox on iMac?
I couldn’t get VirtualBox to boot from a .dmg file I made from the Snow Leopard install disc. The VM successfully booted from the disc after a few minutes, after I made these changes: increasing Display > Video Memory from 6 MB to 128 MB, enabling 3D Acceleration, telling VirtualBox to populate the CD/DVD drive with my host drive (real physical drive) instead of a virtual disk file of the DMG, leaving out the EfiBootArgs ExtraDataItem tag, and adding <ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode" value="4"/> (which just changes the screen resolution from 1027×768 to 1440×900).
Sep
7
comment Lowest volume is still too loud—how can I make it even lower?
For those who don’t know, osascript -e "something" runs something as a single AppleScript statement. You can equivalently write the statement in the app AppleScript Editor (in /Applications/Utilities/) and click Run. (See the osascript man page.)
Sep
7
comment Lowest volume is still too loud—how can I make it even lower?
Normally, pressing just Shift and Volume Up/Down changes the volume while temporarily reversing the setting “Play feedback when volume is changed”. Out of curiosity, is there a way to reverse the setting while also adjusting the volume in quarter-box increments? Shift is already held as part of the combination you wrote, and not pressing Shift just makes the Sound preference pane open.
Sep
6
comment Macbook Pro Retina running at native resolution
That OS X Daily article has been edited: it now also mentions a fourth app, ChangeResolution‌​, “a new tiny AppleScript front end to a command line utility that changes the resolution to 2880×1800”. Though its link seems to be broken.
Sep
6
comment Macbook Pro Retina running at native resolution
There’s also another app, QuickRes. (Via this Reddit comment in the SetResX introduction thread.)
Sep
6
comment Macbook Pro Retina running at native resolution
Here are the SetResX developer’s main pages for SetResX (rather than just the SendSpace download link): original introduction thread on Reddit, update thread.
Sep
1
comment Why is my hard drive still full after deleting files?
GrandPerspective is another good free tool that does the same thing, but shows you a diagram of your files instead of a list. Bigger files have bigger rectangles in the diagram, so it’s easy to judge how much space a file or folder is taking up.
Jun
15
comment How can I get the hexadecimal functionality of Digital ColorMeter back?
Instead of the first two steps, you can download an application already generated in that way, linked from the bottom of this document about the Mac OS X Color Picker. And that app even comes with a cool-looking custom icon.