Sandisk gives you an app that allows you to connect to the Flash Drive's WiFi and transfer files. You can either connect via USB on the Mac or connect using a WiFi network. But what was not very clear was how to do this if you wanted to connect to the drive and upload or download files to and from your Mac wirelessly.
I tried to do this once I had connected to the drive's WiFi network and using a browser (as they suggest) to connect to the given URL. The address is served from the Flash Drive's WiFi network and in turn shows you the files on the drive. But I could not see my files and realised the page was being directed via my Ethernet connection across the Internet to a SandDisk page telling me the drive was not connected.
Turning off the Ethernet connection fixed th ...
When adding other email accounts in Mail (in 10.9 Mavericks, I don't know about earlier versions) hold down the Option key to turn the Create button into a Next button instead. This saves you the trouble of entering a fake email address to get to the sheet where you can select the protocol type.
[crarko adds: This goes back at least as far as Snow Leopard (where the button changed to Continue), but new users may find it helpful information.]
Okay, might be a feature for most people because you can continue the work on that or any other document while the PDF export is in progress. But most of time I want to open the PDF in Acrobat or pass the PDF to another application after it's created. Now you have a zero kB PDF file until InDesign is finished with the export.
The following hint works in CS5, CS5.5, and CS6 as well:
Create a new blank text file with the file name DisableAsyncExports.txt and place that file in the InDesign application package itself (right-click on the application icon and select Show package content). Then go to the sub-directory Contents/MacOS and place the new file there.
After a restart of InDesign t ...
Some possible workarounds are:
First try using cifs:// instead of smb:// to connect to the server volumes.
If that doesn't help, then there is a way to change all connections that use SMB1 by entering this command in Terminal: echo "[default]" >> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf; echo "smb_neg=smb1_only" >> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf To restore the default SMB2 you simply need to delete the newly created configuration file (nsmb.conf) with the command: ...
This is due to the Glims update that came out this week. To solve this annoying behavior:
Go to Safari Prefs»Glims»Ads/Shopping, and check Off. Mine was set to Hit Me, which is the default. I don't remember seeing this behavior in Glims before.
[crarko adds: Hi, all; it's your guest editor, Craig Arko, in for a week. I don't use Glims, so I haven't tried this out. It seems plausible, but if people still observe the issue and this isn't the fix please make a comment.]
As you know if you drag one folder to another you can wait a little or immediately press spacebar. In both cases folder "spring-loads".
But auto spring-load annoys me more than helps. Because I often need to find folder I want to spring-load. And also I have to control that I am not hovering some other random folder. And sometimes I start dragging folder and in some depth forget to control not hovering any unnecessary folder.
"And boom!" and spring-loads wrong folder.
In Finder Settings (Finder menu -> Settings or CMD+,) you can disable auto opening spring-loaded folders.
But it will also disable manual opening folder via pressing spacebar.
But the hint is to double click spacebar when you hover necessary folder. "And boom!"
However, the syntax isn't quite the same as the usual commands for setting a key to a value.
For Application-specific commands, use the following:
defaults write com.developer.app NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add "Menu Item" -string "@$~^k"
The meta-keys are set as @ for Command, $ for Shift, ~ for Alt and ^ for Ctrl. k in this example is the non-meta-key that you want to use.
For system-wide shortcuts, you can use -g instead of the app identifier, e.g.
defaults write -g NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add "Menu Item" -string "@$~^k" Note that you'll need to relaunch the app before these will take effect. Also you can see if they've been successful in System Preferences -- which will also need a relaunch to show the changes.
Open Activity Monitor, and then hover over a Safari Web Content item in the window. That will display the open URL(s) belonging to that instance. This makes it easy to identify the window in Safari that is using up your CPU.
Lex adds: This works as described, and is great.
There is an option to reveal the user Library in the Finder -> View Options. It only appears when the view options are selected for a window showing the user's home folder.
Press the button once, and it puts your display to sleep. Press and hold it for a second or two, and the Shutdown / Restart / Sleep dialog appears. Press and hold it for even longer, and your Mac gets completely powered off.
I've tried different apps to be able to open a Terminal shell from a specific folder. Finally in Mavericks you can add a Service to do that. In System Preferences choose Keyboard and then Shortcuts. From the left side nav, choose Services. Then from the main area under Files and Folders, choose New Terminal at Folder and/or New Terminal Tab at Folder. Now you can right mouse click or control click on a folder and choose Services > New Terminal at Folder.
sudo touch /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/EFILogin.framework/Resources/EFIResourceBuilder.bundle/Contents/Resources
I was trying to open in TextWrangler sample .ncx and .opf files that I had downloaded from an Amazon forum. The Mac saw them as command line apps, and when dragging them onto TextWrangler's icon, I got an alert from GateKeeper. Since they're files, the contextual menu "Open" command didn't work. When I went into the Security preference pane to temporarily disable GateKeeper, I noticed that it had a message about the last thing that was prevented from opening, with a button to open anyway, and the file opened right away in TextWrangler. (Note that I didn't try changing the "open in" app using Get Info, which may have worked also.)
As Apple suggests, go to System Preferences > iCloud > Manage > Mail. At that point, Apple recommends, To free up storage used by Mail, erase messages in the Junk and Trash folders.
Thats a good start, but thats not nearly enough. If that shows that Mail really is the culprit in hogging your iCloud storage, try deleting the attachments from your received and sent mail! That can reduce your iCloud storage tremendously. (That alone cut mine down from about 4.8 GB to 1.2 GB).
To find your mail with attachments, in Apple Mail, you ca ...
You probably know you can drag the proxy icon of a Mavericks Finder window to another Finder window's tab to move or copy it to the tab's folder. You can add the folder as a tab to a Finder window that already has tabs if you drag its proxy icon to the plus (+) icon next to the right-most tab of the tabbed window.
Moreover, the images in Quick Look can be zoomed in to actual size by just pressing the option key.
Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to select text from text files in Quick Look.
In my case I bought an iPad Air and also got the apps for free on my older iPhone 5. It makes kinda sense, since the download is tied to your Apple ID, but I still didnt think about that until I noticed them downloading on my iPhone. In my case Automatic Downlods were enabled. So if you have this unchecked you just need to download the apps manually. The will show the Cloud icon instead of a price.
No great hint, but maybe someone else didnt think about that, too.
Here's the hint: You can adjust the speed at which you're scrubbing through the song, if you need finer-grained control: Tap and hold on the red line, and then drag your finger upwards.
As you drag up the screen, you'll note that there three other gradations of scrubbing speed: Half-Speed Scrubbing, Quarter-Speed Scrubbing, and finally Fine Scrubbing; that last mode lets you scrub through the song second by second.
But what if you want to open the document in a different app? For example, you're previewing a Microsoft Word document, but would prefer to open the file in Preview instead.
Just click and hold on the Open In Microsoft Word button, and a list of other, compatible apps appears. Choose the one you're after, and you're good to go.
In the Displays preference pane, hold down the option key and click the "Scaled" radio button. This will toggle on and off additional resolutions for the device (including more scaled resolutions for the built-in display in MacBooks).
I'm not aware of any radio button ever having worked that way before, so it's easy to miss.
If your external display isn't showing an image at all because the OS got its "native" resolution wrong, you will of course have to click the "Gather Windows" button at the bottom of the preference pane to bring the w ...