Podcast #128: We chat with Kent C Dodds about why he loves React and discuss what life was like in the dark days before Git. Listen now.
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macOS is the current marketing name for Apple's Macintosh Operating System. This OS was previously known as OS X, and Mac OS X before that (which itself succeeded the 'classic' Mac OS).

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When they take that feature away from me, what is my benefit? They didn't "take that feature away"; OS X has never had it. Obviously, we can't know exactly why OS X doesn't have it, so your quest …
answered Nov 14 '13 by 75th Trombone
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It turns out that the problem was that I had the Finder window list set to sort by the Kind column. Spotlight apparently does not like that arrangement, and refuses to display results. I had to sort b …
answered Jul 7 '11 by 75th Trombone
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You can do this without scripting or Terminal or digging around in system folders: In System Preferences > Keyboard, check the box that says "Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar". A new ico …
answered Aug 5 '11 by 75th Trombone
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Divvy Similar to but better (in my opinion) than Moom. It's a window management tool that lets you draw the desired location of the window on a grid. I believe it was the first on the Mac to use th …
answered Oct 30 '11 by 75th Trombone
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Secrets Secrets is two things: (1) A database of hidden command-line preferences for Mac OS X and many of its apps, and, more importantly, (2) a free Preference Pane that turns them all into checkb …
answered Oct 30 '11 by 75th Trombone
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When I type anything into the Spotlight menu in the top right corner, I get the normal list of top results. But if I then click "Show All", or if I just go to the Finder and initiate a search there, i …
asked Jul 6 '11 by 75th Trombone
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Pastebot & Pastebot Sync Pastebot is an iOS app that, as long as it remains running in the background, keeps a clipboard history. But better than that, it also has a free companion app for Mac that l …
answered Oct 30 '11 by 75th Trombone
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My video editing needs are very, very pedestrian and seldom. I have no real need for Final Cut Pro. When I do make videos, however, I like to customize titles a bit more than what iMovie allows. So M …
asked Jul 19 '11 by 75th Trombone
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Many years ago I was bequeathed an eMac. I believe it's a 1 GHz G4. It's been sitting around doing nothing for a long time, but now I need to install realMYST Mac edition, from 2002, and it's my best …
asked Apr 29 '12 by 75th Trombone
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I have my screen saver set to Arabesque. If I move my mouse down to the Screen Saver hot corner, I get Arabesque. If I sit and wait for the screen saver to start automatically, I get Arabesque. But i …
asked Apr 1 '13 by 75th Trombone
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SizzlingKeys is a little Preference Pane that mostly lets you configure iTunes keyboard shortcuts, but one of the "Extras" included lets you specify a shortcut to actually lock the computer and take y …
answered Sep 21 '11 by 75th Trombone
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Activity Monitor will show you how much CPU time the current instances of each process have taken. I want an app that will show the total CPU time all instances of each process have taken, so I can (f …
asked Jul 16 '11 by 75th Trombone
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When updating apps, Mac App Store reopens apps and offers to skip open apps When Updating All in the Mac App Store, rather than going straight down the list and demanding you shut down each open app …
answered Jul 31 '12 by 75th Trombone
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You said "free," but you also mentioned "nothing expensive like Photoshop"; there are solutions to your problem that do cost something but are nowhere nearly as expensive as Photoshop. Pixelmator is …
answered Jul 13 '11 by 75th Trombone