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Open the PDF in Preview. Turn on the sidebar. Turn on thumbnails. Select first desired page in sidebar and copy it (command + c). Click File > New From Clipboard or type command + n. Turn on the sidebar and thumbnails in the new document. Drag remaining pages from original document sidebar to the new document sidebar. ??? Profit.


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In short: No. --Answer stops here. Everything following is just my attempt to explain why. What you are experiencing is the Mac philosophy of how applications should behave. Those who are closed after the last window dissapears are not behaving to Mac Interface Guidelines (though there are a lot out there). // Edit: This is not entirely correct, see posts ...


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Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP has an Alt-Tab Replacement, among many other useful things :


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I found three ways to do it. Open the image with ColorSync. Use the Apply ColorSync Profile to Images action in Automator. Use sips (thanks NSD) and supply the --matchTo argument. I wrote a shell script to convert an image using the Generic RGB Profile.   #!/bin/bash if [ -z "$1" ]; then echo Converts an image to RGB color ...


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Try RedQuits: RedQuits is there to help if you have ever tried to close an application with its red button and wondered why it is still open. With RedQuits, all programs now quit when there's only one window left for that program. If you want to quit and close all open windows of a program, just uncheck "Quit only when 1 window is left for that ...


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It is neither necessary nor sufficient to uninstall the Adobe Reader. I went also through this process and finally succeeded by (re)moving /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/AdobePDFViewer.plugin. More information can be found here.


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Open a document in a new instance of its associated application like this: open -n path/to/file.pdf Open also allows you to specify the application for the file, but if Preview is your default PDF viewer, you don't need to. Another option is to bookmark relevant pages of the document, and jump between them by using the Back and Forward commands (Cmd-[ ...


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Just wondering if "Always show icons, never thumbnails." is unchecked. Also, I had some thumbs.db files get corrupted (for network drives) and on local drives Windows 7 stores all the thumbs in one central db at The cache is stored at %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer as a number of files with the label thumbcache_xxx.db. I normally ...


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Try this: Click on the Start Orb > right-click Computer > click Properties > click Advanced system settings Under Performance click Settings > Check if Save taskbar thumbnail previews option is selected or not. If not selected, select it. That should save the thumbnail previews and you will not get the grey application icon preview.


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On 10.7, option-up (Go > Previous Item) and option-down (Go > Next Item) aren't animated. Unlike page up and page down, they go to the next page even when the current page has a vertical scrollbar and isn't scrolled to the bottom. The animations appear to have been removed on 10.8. There's however several visual glitches when changing pages at least on my ...


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If you're comfortable with command line, you could use pdftk to do the job. Here are the steps: 1) Generate a pdf with your header where you want it (bkg.pdf); 2) Use the following command to add the file from 1) as a watermark; pdftk inputfile.pdf background bkg.pdf output outputfile.pdf You could generate the header file with e.g. LaTeX, or with Word ...


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Open Adobe Reader. Choose File > Open, and browse to the folder containing your PDFs. Switch the file view to show icons. This causes Adobe Reader to load (and cache) thumbnails for the files in this folder. If necessary, scroll up and down to make sure all the thumbnails have loaded. Click Cancel, and close Adobe Reader. Refresh that folder in Windows ...


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You can disable thumbnail generation for only .tiff files, but this cannot be done by file size as of yet. The key is located at: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tiff\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1} Simply delete the {BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1} key. You will want to back up the key first to restore this functionality if you want it back later ...


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Not sure if it meets your requirements for lightweight, but Irfanview rocks. Irfanview is free for non-commercial (read: personal) use, and supports a wide variety of file formats.


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Just found this that supports the formats below: http://www.smartftp.com/client/addons/sourcepreview ActionScript (.as, .mx) ASP (.asp) ASPX (.aspx) AutoIt (.au3) Bash (.sh, .bsh) Batch (.bat, .cmd) Caml (.ml, .mli, .sml, .thy) C (.c) C++ (.cpp, .cxx, ,.cc, .h, .hxx, .rgs) C# (.cs) CSS (.css) Diff (.diff, .patch) Fortran (.f, .for, .f90, .f95, .f2k) Ini ...


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The new menu items Go - Previous Item (⌥↑) and Go - Next Item (⌥↓) aren't animated. They seem to behave like ⇞ and ⇟, but without scrolling documents that don't fit the window vertically. And they always align the top of the document to the top of the window in the Continuous Scroll mode. They don't have that equally annoying page-slide animation in the ...


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You can use the Watermark PDF documents action in Automator to add an image on every page of a PDF file. You can specify location, scale, rotation, and opacity. Manually fixing the workflow for Mac OS X Lion Set up the entire automator workflow as you would, but skip adding the watermark image (you can't). Save the workflow to a file. Right-click the ...


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One of the ways that people try to check to see if someone has received an e-mail is by embedding a 1 pixel image in the message. When the message gets read, if the picture is rendered, the server that hosts the 1 px image (the sender) knows about it. That is what they are trying to protect you from. The only way I've seen how to do this is something like ...


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In System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts, add a shortcut for Preview (Move Selected PDF Document to Trash) that you are unlikely to type inadvertently, something like ^ ⌥ ⇧⌘ ⎋.


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As an alternative to assigning a different (difficult) shortcut to the menu item, you can assign the Cmd-Delete combination to a harmless menu item, such as Edit » Spelling » Check Spelling as You Type. The difference is, something harmless happens when you press your shortcut, but no matter what unlikely combination of keys you press, it will never perform ...


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Open the PDF in Preview, show the sidebar's thumbnail view (Cmd-Opt-2), and select the pages you want to have as a separate document in the sidebar (you can select multiple pages by holding Cmd down while clicking, or select a range of pages by selecting the first, then selecting the last while while holding down Shift). Then drag and drop them to the ...


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The "Right Way" to accomplish this is actually within the Adobe Reader app. Just go into preferences, click Internet, and uncheck Display PDF in Browser. Simple and non-destructive, since Adobe will almost certainly attempt to "repair" itself when it notices the plugin file missing at the next security update.


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This is currently not possible. There is a Bug 510490 on http://bugzilla.mozilla.org which talks about this request, but nothing has been decided yet on implementation.


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Unfortunately, in IE8 , shrink to fit is broken http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/printing-problems-in-internet-explorere-8-will-not/8ca793aa-1a0b-42cc-9ec3-720a595c3874 The solution suggested is not good enough because users cannot go and change every time, especially if they are non techie. The solution for this is to ...


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I wrote an AppleScript application to do this for you. In brief, it checks what applications are open, gives you the option to whitelist apps to be excluded from auto-quit, then every 60 seconds, quits all applications (that it can, due to limitations). To alter the whitelist while it's running, click the icon in the dock for the selection dialog to ...


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There's no Print Preview in Google Chrome. You can find discussions about this topic in numerous threads on the Google support site. The best way of getting any kind of print preview is to use a virtual PDF printer, and just print what you want as a PDF. That way you don't waste any paper and you can see exactly how the printed document will look.


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Preview has very limited support for Photoshop documents (beyond viewing them) and can not change what layers are hidden and what layers are not in a Photoshop file. However, there are different programs (image editors) you can use to view the Photoshop file if you don't own Photoshop: GIMP (Free and Open Source) Pixelmator (Not free but much nicer to ...



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