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You can use your thumb to click on the lower part of the track and the index finger to move. As long as you keep the trackpad pressed with the thumb you can release the index finger.


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Click and Drag Press the physical button, then drag. While the button is depressed, you can reposition your "dragging" finger without letting go of what you're dragging. One-Finger Tap & Drag With Dragging enabled, tap the trackpad twice and start dragging on the second tap (instead of lifting your finger from the trackpad). There is a short delay ...


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You must press command + option while dragging.


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The blue dot is the replacement to the banner that iOS 6 had for a new app. There are two conditions for a banner being shown: an app has been downloaded from the App Store but has not been opened yet (a restore from iTunes/iCloud will also cause an app to be classed as 'New') an app has been updated but has not been opened since it has been updated (...


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Hold down the option key when you click on the WiFi menu. Then next to the currently active network there will be a "Disconnect from" option. I'm on Yosemite, and so I'm not sure whether this was present on earlier versions of OS X.


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This seems to be exactly what you are looking for: LaunchControl


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You can also try: killall -KILL Dock


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The simplest way to get rid of this, at least when it happens for me, is to hover over anything with a tooltip to get a new tooltip. Happens to me quite often with Safari these days, very annoying.


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There is a feature that's currently experimental called HiDPI that may do what you want. Like the retina displays on the iPhone and iPad, HiDPI mode creates a "logical" resolution that's half the current resolution on your display but uses all the physical pixels to keep the image sharp. This results in all the user interface elements appearing much larger, ...


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Spectacle (github, homepage) is free, and works fine for me.


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To move any window, including borderless ones such as iTerm, you can move the mouse to any edge of the window until the cursor become a double-arrow, then click and hold while moving the mouse in a direction opposite of what would change the window size. As an example, if you mouse over the top edge while the cursor is a double-arrow then click, hold and ...


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I've had the same struggle with keyboard shortcuts to the menu bar (tried many different combinations). the only one that has consistently worked is the help shortcut ⇧ ⌘ ? (shift+command+/) from the help menu just use the arrows to navigate to file/edit/view…


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Dia is pretty useful. From the description: "Dia is a program to draw structured diagrams". Available for Linux, Windows, OS X.


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As far as I know there's no preference to enable this, it's just a built-in feature with no on/off switch. My best advice is to make sure that you hold down the mouse before starting to drag the text. There's some delay built in such that if you try to drag too quickly, you'll just end up selecting more text. The process that works for me is: Select the ...


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How about pencil? This is for fast prototyping.


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Check out cocoaDialog: cocoaDialog is an OS X application that allows the use of common GUI controls such as file selectors, text input, progress bars, yes/no confirmations and more with a command-line application. It requires no knowledge of Cocoa, and is ideal for use in shell and Perl scripts (or Ruby, or Python, or... etc). It's a pretty simple ...


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Here's an example AppleScript that sets the position of window 1 of Quick Time Player to {533, 118}, if it's running and the window exists. if application "QuickTime Player" is running then try if (count windows of application "QuickTime Player") is greater than 0 then tell application "System Events" to set position of window 1 of ...


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I know this is an older thread, but I would like to throw in my $.02 (since things have changed some since this was posted). Lucid Chart for Google Apps is a viable solution. It is free for basic diagramming, and there are very reasonable pricing for more advanced features. It even has the capability to open (and save) Visio documents. It is integrated with ...


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In System Preferences, there is a setting for overall "Appearance." It would appear that your appearance has been set to "Graphite" instead of the default "blue." While the maximize and minimize buttons are not blue, when the appearance is set to blue, they are in color; when the appearance is set to graphite, they are grey.


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Tap the Status Bar at the top of the screen. In Safari, Mail, Contacts, and many other apps, tap the status bar at the top of the screen — which displays the network information, time, and battery level — to scroll quickly to the top. Source: http://www.apple.com/iphone/tips/


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There is a way to find out what application is responsible, if you have the developer tools installed. In versions of Mac OS X before 10.6, the Quartz Debug tool had a Window List which lists every window and the application it belongs to. Unfortunately, this has been hidden in later versions, but it can be enabled (as I just found through this article: 10....


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This one works well for me: toggle-osx-shadows. It is easy to compile and use, and there are only 17 lines of code.


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Hold down cmd and option when dragging.


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Why do you have to? Tradition, mostly. Once upon a time, restricting NFS to privileged ports (<1023) was considered a security measure. Back when people were using mainframe computers, this made sure that the NFS software on the client side was part of the OS/approved by the administrator, since a program can only use a privileged port if it's run by the ...


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The standard shortcut for "Don't Save" in the dialog you mention is command ⌘+Delete. The old shortcut, command ⌘+D, can be restored by issuing the following command in Terminal: defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSSavePanelStandardDesktopShortcutOnly -bool YES and to revert back, defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSSavePanelStandardDesktopShortcutOnly -bool NO ...


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The OS X UI is not resolution-independent, the only thing you can do is to change the resolution. Which is essentially what OS X does on HiDPI screens when switching to Larger Text or More Space, but since they are retina displays, you can't see that the resolution in some cases is not native, which you definitively can on non-retina displays. There is a ...


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System Prefs > Keyboard > Keyboard > Show Keyboard, Emoji & Symbol viewers in menu bar.


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Same here: ^F2 almost never works Workaround that works for me (without assigning new shortcut): press ^F3 and then immediately ^F2


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Apple's Keynote may primarily be for presentations, but its diagramming tools also hit all your requirements: simple interface; polygons of arbitrary number of sides; connection lines (select two shapes, right click, "Add Connection Line"); cost of USD$20. As a bonus, you'll have great presentation software to show off your cool new diagrams.


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I do not know how do delay the triggering, but you can add modifier keys to the hot corners in order to avoid accidental activation: Hold down ⌘,⌥,⇧ or ctrl while selecting an option from the list.


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