Works like a charm:
Works like a charm:
Apparently, this still works in ‘El Capitan’ (and is a recommended workaround):
(Hat tip to Tim Bray for reminding me)
Karabiner allows to customize almost any aspect of the keymap on Mac OS X in a convenient way:
Karabiner – A powerful and stable keyboard customizer for OS X. (formerly known as KeyRemap4MacBook)
For example, you can make the “Home” and “End” keys behave like on a PC. Regarding these two keys, I find the PC style behaviour more intuitive, e.g. using shift-home and shift-end to select text, rather than using the tricky three-finger-combinations shift-cmd-left_cursor and shift-cmd-right_cursor in Mac OS X.
Here’s how to configure this in Karabiner:
Further, I decided to lower the “Key Repeat Delay Until Repeat” to 100 ms and the “Key Repeat” to 23 ms for quicker navigation and repetitive typing.
Of course, there are many other useful tweaks to explore.
On hacker news (i.e the better alternative interface http://hckrnews.com), I stumbled over two nice helper apps for Mac OS X:
FinderPath (free) shows the full path in the title bar of a Finder window upon double-clicking it. Like that, the full path can be selected and copied to the clipboard or one can simply edit the path and hereby easily navigate through the filesystem trees. It’s quite a time saver!
HyperDock (9.95 USD) displays thumbnail screenshots of all windows of the running apps in the Dock when hovering over them, making it easier and quicker to switch to other windows or to close them (the latter being a feature still missing in Mission Control). It also supports several other cool features, like Window Snapping.
Just a note that I updated the t-prot.rb Homebrew formula for t-prot 3.3 (it’s really trivial, just a version bump). See my original post for the updated formula.
In a current LUGS mailing list thread, mowgli pointed to the t-prot script as a nice tool to “fix” the so-called (and very common) TOFU style message quoting and some other annoyances (like commercial webmail provider signatures, overly excited !!!! statements, etc.) in e-mail messages. t-prot was originally developed for mutt, but can also be used with other mail clients.
require "formula" class TProt < Formula homepage "http://www.escape.de/~tolot/mutt/" url "http://www.escape.de/~tolot/mutt/t-prot/downloads/t-prot-3.3.tar.gz" sha1 "9be24629abc598b24e887f47e9a62feddc3ed4ad" def install bin.install 't-prot' man1.install 't-prot.1' end end
brew install t-prot
set display_filter="t-prot -cemt -M=mutt"
A nice, easy to follow article on how to install Linux alongside Mac OS X, using the rEFInd boot manager:
I didn’t expect it to be that easy, but OSS has really come a long way.
Gttneig rid of the slily, ssyetm-wdie aoutrrcocetoin faetrue in Mac OS X is prue bilss:
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After plugging out the headphones again, Mavericks decided to rather do without audio output for the rest of its runtime. As none of the usual approaches worked to convince it to obey and I wasn’t quite willing to reboot it, I did a web search and found the following hint:
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext
I can hereby confirm that this worked in my case (with a 15″ MacBook Pro Retina 2014 model), Mavericks finally obeyed.
Philip’s post about More OS X Leopard Tips & Tricks is quite dated, but basically, all the valuable tips there are still valid.
Among them also the tip how to get rid of the (usually annoying) drop shadows that Mac OS X adds to screenshots (enter the commands in a terminal window):
defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool true
Adding shadows again:
defaults delete com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow