You can disable copy/pasting the formatting from Terminal by changing the com.apple.Terminal preferences file.
Open Terminal on your Mac and enter the following command:
defaults write com.apple.Terminal CopyAttributesProfile com.apple.Terminal.no-attributes
This will strip all text attributes out of copy/pasting from Terminal
Taking aside the part that says which OS a particular filesystem is associated with, the main point is the word "journaled".
I include the following Wikipedia quote as there is no point re-inventing the wheel:
A journaling file system is a file system that keeps track of the
changes that will be made in a journal (usually a circular log in a
The magic behind the formatting on StackExchange is a great perl script called Markdown. Download it, and double-click the resulting Markdown_1.0.1.zip file.
Then, in terminal, type
chmod a+x ~/Downloads/Markdown_1.0.1/Markdown.pl
sudo cp ~/Downloads/Markdown_1.0.1/Markdown.pl /usr/local/bin/
Once you have that done, you can create a Service in Automator.
Macs come with libxml2 which inclues a tool called xmllint. You can use this to format your xml with ease. The tool does not have a graphical interface, so you'll need to fire up terminal.
Example 1. Format a file
xmllint --format - < file_to_format.xml > formatted_output.xml
Example 2. Format xml from clipboard
pbpaste | xmllint --format - > ...
Hey I just came across this question because today I just started to use Stickies as a To-Do list for things I need to finish over the day and I also wanted to have that feature that you strikethrough items or text you are done with…
I think an easy workaround for this is that you have lets say 3 items, then you go to mark your first item with the ...
There is a bug in Pages. When you export a file in ".doc" or ".docx" format it embeds 489KB PNG files (a single one in a docx file, three in a doc file). These files are intended to be used as the background fill on default shapes, but they are present whether they are used or not.
I documented the bug here.
And reported it to Apple as rdar://17089255.
I format my external disks as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) if I plan to use it with OS X as journaling reduces change of drive filesystem corruption if something unexpected happens when I'm writing data to that external disk, for e.g.
OS X hibernates
A/C power cuts off to a Mac desktop
a Mac laptop battery drops to 0 power
laptop HDD went to sleep in ...
Maybe this link to the documentation of Pages helps you out?
Choose Format > Font > Capitalization and choose an option from the submenu.
Choose Small Caps to change the text to smaller capitals with larger capitals for uppercase letters
Interesting - so apparently, according to Apple Security Options is grayed out on SSD's because erasing an SSD normally is secure enough:
Note: With OS X Lion and an SSD drive, Secure Erase and Erasing Free Space are not available in Disk Utility. These options are not needed for an SSD drive because a standard erase makes it difficult to recover data ...
Yes, it is possible to re-enable secure erase. All you need to do is to format the partition once again. Just make sure you select "Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)", with any password that you will remember (just in case). Once formatted, the "Security Options" button will be available again, and you can securely wipe out the partition!
Notes in macOS High Sierra includes a Monospaced format.
In addition to the existing format types such as Title, Heading and Body, there is a new format named ‘Monospaced’. This format is a variation of the Body format but with a monospaced font family.
macOS High Sierra Hidden Features, Notes.app
You can't really download the OS X El Capitan installer app without the App Store.app easily. You can download the raw (unverified) pkg installer though, but to verify it and convert it to a legit OS X Installer.app App Store.app and a newer OS X system is required again. So simply downloading it on a Windows system won't help.
To solve your problem simply ...
Shortcuts created in System Preferences will only work globally with applications that have matching Strikethrough options in their menu. This is not a feature that all rich text editors provide, thus the inconsistencies you experienced.
Nevertheless, TextExpander does support rich text formatting. When creating a new snippet click the "Content" header ...
There is an additional set of margins in a Pages document.
I exported a document to Pages '09 and opened it with the old version. In the Layout Inspector, I found the "Layout Margins". The "Left" and "Before" margins were non-zero and the numbers matched the unwanted margins I saw in Pages 5.2. Here's a sample:
I changed those layout margins to 0, saved ...
If you format a drive as Encrypted, you are in fact turning on File Vault, as that's the only encryption layer that OS X supports. The main advantage of partitioning the drive as Journaled, and then turning on File Vault is that you can revert the drive to a simple unencrypted volume if you should choose to do so in the future. You can't do this with a ...
When choosing file system format, one needs to consider expected usage. SD cards are much more sensitive to write operations than traditional hard drives. A journaled file system adds additional layer of writes on top of the data itself, which reduces the life span of the drive.
Therefore, for mostly static storage (music, apps, books) where writes are few ...
This isn't too difficult to do, you just need to know the right magic. I'll walk you through it.
Open Automator, and when prompted to choose a type for your document, select Service. If you're not prompted, just hit ⌘N to make a new automator file.
At the top of the rightmost panel, make sure that Output replaces selected text is checked, and the first drop-...
This probably happens because Word uses language settings for a language that uses “chevrons” (double angle quotation marks) as quotation marks, such as French. By default, Word auto-corrects Ascii quotation marks (") to language-specific marks, e.g. to “smart” curly quotes for English. The fix is to change the language setting (click on the language ...
In El Capitan, you can set the formatting in Terminal app. Simply select Edit -> Copy Special and select Plain Text for no formatting or you can create a profile that looks good when pasted in a document.
It seems as if Disk Utility can't lock the device. This is usually because some other process has open handles on a mount point that resides on the drive. As it's an USB pen drive, I guess you already tried plugging and reinserting it. Thing is: As soon as it gets mounted, something immediately seems to request a lock. This MIGHT be Finder. If you want to ...
I'm not sure it's set in stone anywhere, but the convention for Ask Different seems to be along the lines of
<kbd> Cmd ⌘ </kbd> <kbd> Ctrl ⌃ </kbd> <kbd> Opt ⌥ </kbd> <kbd> Shift ⇧ </kbd> <kbd> T </kbd>
Cmd ⌘ Ctrl ⌃ Opt ⌥ Shift ⇧ T
giving the abbreviated name & key symbol, no + ...
Open terminal and navigate (cd) to the directory containing the .doc files and run the following:
for i in *.doc; do
textutil -convert html $i;
I am using zsh so not sure if that would execute right in default bash shell. However, you can always invoke zsh for this purpose by just typing zsh at the prompt and hitting enter. The textutil command line ...
You can configure a global keyboard shortcut as described in this post: http://ask.metafilter.com/187733/OSX-How-to-copy-plaintext-always-everywhere-without-exception
This solved it for me. I am working on a big visio diagram and I need to copy stuff from terminal and paste it into visio a few hundred times a day - so this change in 10.9 was a big blow for ...
Whilst copying from Safari as plain text is not possible as far as I know, the OS X system shortcut for pasting as plain text is ⇧⌥⌘V.
For Microsoft Word, go to Edit → Paste Special → Unformatted Text or Edit → Paste and Match Formatting.
You need to use a rule with a formula to determine the format. Select the column of data, and assuming the top cell in the selection is A1, create a new conditional format with a formula and enter
Note that there are no $ signs around the A1 reference! Then select a format and apply this conditional format to A1:A1000.