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This took me waaaay too long to figure out. A while back I set up printer sharing (with browsing) on my Ubuntu-based server. My Mac (running Tiger at the time) found the server just fine and it all just worked — I couldn’t believe how simple it was! But then I upgraded [...]
Here's a list of Unix commands that only appear in Darwin. wait4path looks handy, and so do authopen and textutil. PPCExplain would be cool if Apple weren't dropping the PPC platform. I'm always meaning to do something slick with pbcopy and pbpaste, but I'm never sure exactly what.
OMG! OMG! From the Advanced Technology section of Apple's Tiger Preview:
Remappable Modifier Keys
Remap modifiers such as control and caps lock to be super elite.
Who knew that remapping modifier keys required Advanced Technology?
Now I've got to upgrade! I mean, uControl is nice and all, and it's made life under OS X bearable, but [...]
I thought I would finish out the “keybindings trilogy” with these additional bindings that I use:
/* Page up/down should move the cursor, not just scroll */
/* Cmd+Left/Right for next/prev [...]
Anybody who's messed with the OS X color chooser has noticed that it's quite
This is an interesting little file that can be found in /System/Library/CoreServices:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
My last entry discussed the
Also, see this entry at
For some reason the Mac gods decided that Home and End scroll your window to the beginning and end of file respectively. This is just wrong. They should move the cursor to the beginning or end of the line it's on, just like they do in every other modern UI. Thankfully, there's a way to [...]
Lately I've been trying to get an x86 emulation environment working on my
The first step was to build a [...]