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How to focus and walk through menu bar on OS X using keyboard
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The Alt + Letter is a Windows things doesn't appear in OS X. There are two native options to navigate the menu bar. First, very quick, and intuitive, is a Mac universal shortcut Command(⌘)+? (which is:...

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Turning Off Notifications While Presenting
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Simplest way is Option (⌥) + Click Notification Centre button; top right corner. It should make the NC dim. ⟶ Open NC then go to Today tab scroll up, it should show Do Not Disturb button, just turn ...

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How to dump the content of keychain from the shell?
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This is simple job for AppleScript. First off make sure you're redirecting the standard output to a file by doing sudo security dump-keychain -d login.keychain > ~/Desktop/loginKeychain.txt. Before ...

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How to have multiple icons for multiple instances of the same program?
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There are easier ways to switch windows/apps than using the Dock. Most native, is by using the Mission Control. You can activate Mission Control several ways, on laptops it's usually F3 (without the ...

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Removing an application from homebrew-cask
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No, uninstalling from brew-cask’s uninstall command will not remove the files in Application Support, Caches, Preferences etc. For that you’ll need a third party app, like AppCleaner or iTrash. I ...

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Why AppleScript in El Capitan runs differently?
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The on idle and quit handler are for Applets, not Scripts. Applets and scripts are different, however they are both written in Applescript. An applet, is script application, which support idle and ...

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iTunes Store vs App Store (iPhone 4)
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You're confused because on Mac, you access iOS App Store from iTunes, but it is actually iOS App Store. So all your apps are from iOS App Store, not the Mac App Store which is a separate App like iOS ...

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How to display the current mapping for keyboard shortcuts in realtime?
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I use KeyCue. It's similar to @avv's recommendation but more customisable.

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Set Brightness to Full on Boot (MacBook Pro)
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Turn you screen fully bright. Open Terminal, type nvram backlight-level. Note the value. Create a logout hook to run nvram backlight-level=<value>. In my case the value was %a0%06. If you run ...

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How do I increase display by 120% of normal? Using Mac Air, Yosemite OS
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The simplest way is the Zoom from Accessibility, instead of the annoying fullscreen mode you can do picture to picture that isn’t so annoying. To increase the everything you’ll have to change the ...

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Use external hard drive to install applications to it
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You can use an external HDD to install and run applications there. Make sure they support USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt. I use Mathematica on mine and it works fine. The preferences files will remain on your ...

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QuickLook does not preview .txt files
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You're using the QuickLook Plugin with whatever app you've set as default to open text file. You can probably find that in Your_Application.app/Contents/Library/QuickLook. As @Julien said: ...

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iMac 27" late 2009 running OSX 10.10.4 - please explain time machine to me?
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Two TB should be more than enough. It's a good idea to start with an empty HDD, so if you had any data on it; that could be the problem is. It could also be because the drive was configured for ...

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How to keep BetterTouchTool alive?
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You could create a launch agent, that starts when you first log in and re-starts if exited. Although I’m sure the app has created one for it self, and some setting might not be set correctly. Create ...

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Mac asking for username and password on starting up
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Go to System Prefs -> Users & Groups and make sure the Display login window as: list of users is set as shown below in the Login Option tab on the bottom left.

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One line weather output from terminal
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Simplest solution is ansiweather which you can install with brew. The result looks like . If you want to write you own command/function it's not that difficult. If the output from the online location ...

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Any way to 'migrate' a Time Machine external for use with CCC?
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No, there is no way. Time Machine uses Symbolic links to previous backups when it hasn't changed. You could use some form of ls -H combination with xargs to copy the latest backup some what safely, ...

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Change Copy and Paste behaviour system-wide
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You can use applications like Keyboard Maestro (my preference), FastScripts, Spark to run a script which displays notification every time you press Cmd+C, or Cmd+V. Below is the Copy script which ...

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How to disable "split view"?
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You cannot change that function of Full Screen button to, but there is simple workaround. Go to Keyboard Preference Pane > Shortcuts > App Shotcuts > + > All Applications, and Menu Title to Zoom/...

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Open Text File From Finder In Vim
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Create an Applet. The script below should get you started. Save that Applet to place of your preference (/Applications/). Select any text file and press ⌘+I(nfo) > Open With: > Other > Select you ...

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How to put or move downloaded files in different folders depending on file type?
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Automator if your friend, you can create a Folder Action and attach it to Downloads folder. There are Finder's action; Filter Finder Items which can help you filter items based on extensions, names, ...

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How to spoof Firewire MAC address or hide Firewire and Ethernet - Need to add more than 2 Google Play Music accounts to machine
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Spoofing MAC address is not straightforward if you do it all by yourself but there is one great package to do jus that. If you don't already have npm installed do so by following the link. Then ...

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How do I use task manager on a MAC using a PC Keyboard
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The shortcuts are different for the OSs. You'll have to learn them, individually. Only third-party apps, and basic shortcuts like cut, copy, paste are similar. If you have a Win keyboard then the Win ...

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Get nick name of current user
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By nickname do you mean the short user name of the logged in user? Nickname seems to be only available in contacts and the user might not have set his contact card. You can get short user name by ...

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Keep Finder On-Top While Dragging Links From Safari URL Bar
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You can just drag the link to the Finder icon in the Dock, and hold for a couple of seconds. That’s show you all the available windows of Finder, then you can select the one you want to drag the web-...

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Using Applescript in Automator app to run ffmpeg
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Try this: set posixPath to (POSIX path of file_) set AppleScript's text item delimiters to "." if number of text items of posixPath > 1 then set outputFilePath to quoted form of (text items 1 ...

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Activate desktop using Applescript
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You could tell Finder to minimise all it's windows by: tell every window set collapsed to true end tell Then activate desktop and the usual.

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Automator service script ALWAYS launches application, disregarding conditional
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Sometimes I've also noticed that behaviour when running script, it's odd. Although most times it doesn't happen when not running script through Script Editor. However, here is a better alternative: ...

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What keyboard shortcuts exist for Notes app is OS X?
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I use KeyCue, it works in all apps; it's similar to @bmike's solution but it's not free. If you just wanna try is out you can download it from the website, or you can kickass.

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npm commain in Automator
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That's because when you run shell command from Automator, it's PATH variable does have all the paths as when you run from Terminal. Use full path to npm executable. You can find the full path with ...

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