Dave DeLong
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Which OS X Applications do you find indispensable?
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BBEdit Hands down the best plain-text editor I've ever used.

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What's a good program to batch resize 100,000 jpg images?
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I'm a little surprised that no one has mentioned the easiest, cheapest, and least technical option: Automator First, open Automator, which is in your Applications folder. Next, choose to create a new ...

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In Finder's List view, is there a keyboard shortcut to go to top/bottom of list?
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Yep! You can use opt-↑ to jump to the top of the list and opt-↓ to jump to the bottom.

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Address bar in Safari gone!
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11 votes

Right click in the empty area > "Customize Toolbar" > drag the address bar back up. You probably accidentally command-dragged it out.

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Gmail "On Behalf Of" Feature in Mail.app
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Under Accounts in Preferences, there's a field there called "Email Address:". You can put a comma-separated list of addresses in there, like this: Now your "Compose" window will have a "From" popup ...

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Is my private key available in the Time Machine backups? Where can I find it?
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Keychain keeps its files inside of ~/Library/Keychains. In there is a "login.keychain" file that you can add to your current list of keychains in Keychain Access.

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How can I make my MacBook Pro screws stop screwing around?
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The first time you unscrew the screws on your computer, you'll notice there's some blue gunk around the threads. That's Loctite. It's essentially a sort of superglue for screws to help them stay in. ...

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How do I rename the Downloads folder (in Lion)?
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Here's a way you can do it without actually creating a new folder or mucking around with symlinks. In an editor like TextWrangler or BBEdit, open this file: /System/Library/CoreServices/...

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songs about OS X or iOS?
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James Dempsey and the Breakpoints do a song every year at WWDC. Knowing the secret to which session will have the song requires knowing some very subtle clues to watch for in some of the Monday ...

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How can protect all privacy from someone that needs to use my Mac?
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I enable the Guest Account in System Preferences, then go to the login screen when someone else wants to use the computer. That way they get a totally clean user with none of my personal settings, ...

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iPhone: Is it possible to gift paid app to another user?
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Yes, this is possible for Apps and music. For obvious reasons, you can only gift Apps that cost money. Unfortunately this is not possible with books from the iBook store. From your Mac Navigate to ...

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Share internet connection over Wi-Fi
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This all happens inside the "Sharing" pane of "System Preferences": Select "Internet Sharing" from the list Select "Ethernet" from the popup menu Click the checkbox next to "Wi-Fi" If you wish to ...

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Where did the "hide the toolbar" thingy go on OS X Lion?
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I don't think there's a way to make the toolbar capsule widget thingy show up again. However, if you want to hide the toolbar, you can right-click on the empty toolbar area and choose the "Hide ...

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How can I specify a custom icon for a Dock stack?
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You can't really. What you can do is add another item to the folder that has the custom icon, and then give it a name that would make it show up alphabetically first. For example, this is a set of ...

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Omnigraffle - how to make double ended arrows?
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Select the line (or lines) in your OmniGraffle document Open the Style Inspector (Inspectors Menu ▸ Styles, or ⌘-1) Select the second style inspector ("Lines and Shapes") Use the popup ...

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Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts Conflicted
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I had this problem too, and nothing in Keyboard Shortcuts in System Preferences was showing "^-6" as bound to anything. But I figured it out... Activate Mission Control Add a bunch of spaces (I ...

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Is there a GUI front-end to Apache for Mac OS X (Lion)?
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There's no built-in GUI, but there are third party ones. One that I know of for managing virtual hosts is called VirtualHostX: http://clickontyler.com/virtualhostx/

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best free desktop gadget to get exchange rates
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Calculator.app doesn't display the exchange rates, but it does allow you to convert between them. You can do this by entering a number in the calculator, and then going to the Convert > Currency... ...

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Database program with CSV import and ad-hoc SQL queries?
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Base by Menial is a fantastic SQLite editor that can do what you're looking for. You can buy it from their website or from the Mac App Store.

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Automatically press a key every 60 seconds
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You can do this in AppleScript, iff you've enabled access for assistive devices: tell application "System Events" to keystroke "," using command down This will (obviously) invoke cmd-,. If, for ...

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Better Way To Show Running Applications in OS X Lion
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The easiest way to do this (in my mind) is to not have any applications permanently stored in your Dock. In other words, the only applications down there are running ones. (This is what I do, and it ...

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What are your favorite menulets (or Menu Extras as Apple calls them)?
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Fantastical ($15) Fantastical is awesome for quickly creating new calendar events and for seeing what's coming up. It's got some pretty smart natural language recognition, so I can just type "...

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Wireless or Wired Apple keyboard for programming?
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I prefer the wired version primarily because it has a 10-key pad, the dedicated page up/down and home/end keys, and the arrow keys aren't so tiny.

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How to copy paste Xcode warnings?
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Yes. If you go to the Issue Navigator (cmd-4), you'll see a list of build warnings and errors. You can select one from the list and hit cmd-c. You'll get something like this: /Users/dave/...

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Is it possible to change the order of the tabs shown in the Dictionary?
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Yes, just go to the Preferences for the Dictionary app. There's a list there of all the possible dictionaries, which you can then drag to be in any order you like.

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How can I use a keyboard shortcut to go to my Dropbox folder
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I can get you most of the way there, but I'm going to say straight off that I don't know how to hijack the shift-cmd-D shortcut. However, if you're willing to settle for a different shortcut... Open ...

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Diagram Software
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Two that I know of: Shapes - Cheap ($5) with a decent array of tools OmniGraffle - Expensive, but it can do pretty much anything, including reading Vizio files (Pro version)

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How many apps are the Mac AppStore?
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I use AppShopper.com to get information like this. In the right sidebar of every page, it shows the total stats of all the app stores. For example, as of 18 Sep 2011 at 5:10pm GMT, the sidebar shows:...

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Cannot open Xcode on new computer
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According to the crash log, it can't find the DVTFoundation framework that Xcode needs to run. It seems extremely curious to me that Xcode is running straight off of the Desktop. Xcode comes with an ...

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localhost shortcuts
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This is called a "Virtual Host". Here's how I set them up: Edit /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf, and change # Virtual hosts # Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf to be: # Virtual ...

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