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I'm Alex.


May
15
comment Open a favorite web page quickly using the keyboard?
You can assign priority of spotlight file types in the spotlight preferences
May
15
comment Open a favorite web page quickly using the keyboard?
Safari maps Command + the number keys to the first 10 bookmark bar items
May
15
comment Install Windows on MacBook Pro, without OS X
I've been using mavericks on a 2006 white plastic macbook since a few weeks after release, and it's outstandingly responsive. The mavericks RAM compression feature is completely indispensable and breathes new life into old hardware.
May
15
comment Install Windows on MacBook Pro, without OS X
Ooops, didn't catch that. It's a bit less conventional, but it's possible to install mavericks on his MacBook: forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1593194
May
15
comment Install Windows on MacBook Pro, without OS X
Is there any particular reason you need Windows?
May
15
comment Install Windows on MacBook Pro, without OS X
Pirating 10.8 to be able to install Mavericks via the app store is the way to go IMO.
May
14
comment Hide Adium (or any other app's) icon in the dock
I see you're going for the minimalist dock approach, you know you can disable mirror reflection of the dock with defaults write com.apple.dock hide-mirror -bool true;killall Dock
May
9
comment Is MacOS 1.0 Free?
Oh the wonders of Google search...
May
8
comment Adding text around a circle with pages
Pages isn't really meant for this sort of work. To make logos for any real use, InkScape, Illustrator or Sketch are a minimum.
May
5
comment What is the best way to connect a MacBook Pro to a Samsung TV set?
HDMI might be ABLE to transmit audio, but the Mini-Display port doesn't, so unless you have a native HDMI port, audio will not work.
May
5
comment What is the best way to connect a MacBook Pro to a Samsung TV set?
He mentioned that his mac has mini dvi, which isnt present on any models with thunderbolt (afaik). Thunderbolt is a combination of PCIe and minidisplay port. The regular adapters to HDMI use the mini-display port portion of the protocol, which does not carry audio
May
4
comment Font Editor on OS X?
Are you talking about the font dialogue not working? Have you tried the Font Book application?
May
2
comment What is the source of the Earth and Moon wallpaper?
The scale of the moon and the position of the earth's shadow give me the feeling that this might be photoshopped together, but i'm not sure.
May
1
comment Does Apple make anything public about how email delivery for me/mac/icloud.com happens?
isn't it just standard old IMAP or POP3?
May
1
comment Volume control in OS X has no effect
1) everytime 2) i've isolated it to be caused by my USB speaker driver on my iMac 3) because I occasionally get it regardless of current apps running on my MacBook
Apr
30
comment Volume control in OS X has no effect
Does first hand observation count?
Apr
30
comment Volume control in OS X has no effect
For future reference, press <kbd>space</kbd> after pressing <kbd>⌘</kbd> + <kbd>⌥</kbd> + <kbd3>3</kbd>, to go into a mode which automatically detects UI elements. It makes for nicer screenshots :)
Apr
30
comment Volume control in OS X has no effect
reboot ^ (or relaunch coreaudiod)
Apr
30
comment App Store Mavericks
So what's your question?
Apr
27
comment Trim first 6 characters from Folder Names [AppleScript]
Must this solution be apple script? I can make a bash script for this in a jiffy if that's acceptable