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Oct
3
comment Updating everything installed through Homebrew on Mountain Lion
I seen no reason why this is closed as off topic: the FAQ specifically states that "third-party hardware and software for Apple products" is in scope, and this isn't a programming question. In fact, it's a useful question with a useful answer.
Jan
3
comment How do I properly uninstall Kensington TrackballWorks from OSX Lion?
That's a very good point. Thank-you. As it was, I looked in the BOM for the TrackballWorks software to find all the things it installed and noticed that it did, in fact, provide an uninstaller. So, either way I would be able to clean up everything it left (either by removing everything listed in its BOM, or just using the uninstaller app).
Dec
22
comment How do I properly uninstall Kensington TrackballWorks from OSX Lion?
I understand the explanation for why my question was closed, but another recent one (apple.stackexchange.com/questions/34381/…) is still open and has answers; what is the important difference between my question and the other?
Dec
21
comment Driver software for Kensington Turbo Mouse Pro on 10.7
I also found that TrackballWorks did not work with my model of the Expert Mouse Pro, model K64213, and now I'm struck trying to figure out how to uninstall (thoroughly) this TRackballWorks software.
Jun
29
comment Using grep on Mac-style text files
If you don't want to actually change the content of the source files themselves, this answer is better as it does the translation in-stream rather than hack the original file. Nice!
Jun
27
comment How do I start TextEditor from the command line?
Notice that I'm not sure that the convention of passing the file name argument directly to the application's name on the command line may not work for all applications. Only applications that are built to accept filenames on the command line as valid arguments for opening will work this way. I think that the more general open command uses a more thorough method to get an application to "open" the file argument passed to the open command (i.e. it depends on the same functionality by which the Finder's "double click to open" action works).
Jun
27
comment How do I start TextEditor from the command line?
Both Nathan and mipadi provide answers, but I think they're only partial answers, so I added one. I'm not sure if it would have been better to combine their responses somehow, and if so, how to have done that.
Jun
22
comment What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?
@Harv, as of recent OSX releases, Terminal.app also supports tabs. This lets you start several shells, all attached to separate pseudo terminals. However, again, pseudo terminals are, technically, not completely equatable to "consoles", depending on how one wants to use that term (one might say that a pseudo terminal device, like Terminal.app attaches to, is a kind of console, and a particularly limited kind of one).
Jun
22
comment What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?
@Harv Correct -- you have to deliberately enable "root", and it's also probably a good idea not to do it. However, it's typically a good idea when you first come to a fresh OSX install to log in "very first" as "Administrator" with a different password, then afterwards create another account for your daily use. When you need to do "administration-type stuff" like installing applications, doing updates, and the like, you can then switch your login to logging in as the Administrator user.
Jun
22
comment What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?
@Martin, I suspect that "Terminal" and "console", in the way that René is using the term, might be slightly different things. "Terminal" is an application that's capable of interacting with the OS as the input/output point for a pseudo terminal; but it's also possible that Linux offers a user the ability to use their same display/keyboard to behave as if it were entirely different physical terminals, from the kernel's point of view, letting the user switch the same hardware to act as input/output points for these various consoles. AFAIK, OSX doesn't quite let you do that.
Jun
22
comment What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?
HFS+ is case insensitive, but it is also case preserving.
Jun
7
comment Restore Trash (~/.Trash/)?
Notice that the new folder you create should probably use permissions that are appropriate. After you make the directory with this suggestion, you should probably also type 'chmod go= ~/.Trash' to ensure that only you have permissions to act on that folder (not "group" or "other" classes of users). In addition, you might need to restart the Finder for the Finder to notice that you've created a new .Trash folder (you can restart, logout-login, or use the Force Quit apple menu item to force the Finder to restart).
May
25
comment How to disable Acrobat Reader in Safari?
Changing the preference in the Acrobat viewer app (either Reader or Acrobat) is probably better; I have a feeling that if you remove the plugin, then Acrobat will think that it's install is "damaged" and may pester you to "repair" it. This might not seem like an issue, but intentionally creating a false positive doesn't help you detect when the installation is damaged for some other reason.
Feb
8
comment How can I copy files from my Mac to PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop?
This is what I do. I have a shared folder or two on my PC, and then I mount these folders on my Mac through the finder: command-K then mount "smb://WindowsComputer/SharedFolderName". This seemed much easier than trying to share the folder from my Mac and mounting it on the Windows machine.