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Sep
29
comment Regex Replace from Command line
@Aziz: has any of these answers worked for you? If so, would you accept that one? That's part of participating in this community; the way we thank one another for help. The reputation points given for an accepted answer help other users assess one another's experience. Thanks.
Sep
27
comment Macbook Pro 15.4" Aluminum body alternative to Magsafe Charger
"Borrowing" power: +1
Sep
18
comment Can I scroll Terminal down when there is nothing to scroll?
akira & @Chris Page - Very useful! +1
Aug
18
comment How can I change to the previous directory instead of going up?
Or alias pd to pushd and have both. BTW pushd (or pd, if you alias it) by itself swaps the current directory and last-pushed directory, essentially accomplishing what 'cd -' does.
Aug
18
comment How can I permanently add a path to my bash profile?
Or better: Edit your question to show (paste) the contents of your .bashrc (or at least a few lines containing your edit).
Aug
16
comment OSX: kernel.log is GB in size
Look at the beginning of the log file and see how old the first few entries are.
Aug
13
comment can Mac Mail using me.com send from my business email address instead of me.com address?
... but they'd have to make an effort to do so. Having yourself(at)yourbiz.com in the From address makes the point that this is a business communication rather than a personal one.
Aug
13
comment can Mac Mail using me.com send from my business email address instead of me.com address?
Try it anyway. I believe this feature is entirely supported in the client and doesn't depend on or interact with a mail provider's alias feature. I.e., you should be able include, f/ex, you(at)yahoo.com, yourself(at)yourbiz.com, etc., using your me.com account. The mail would still be set by me.com, but the From address could be any of the alternative ones you set up. Literally speaking, this is spoofing the From address, but it's trivial to do and therefore a common practice. Anyone who cares to could read the headers and tell that it was posted from me.com, ...
Aug
11
comment OS X: Filter system audio-out to remove high-pitched noise?
+1 for the clear instructions.
Aug
11
comment OS X: Filter system audio-out to remove high-pitched noise?
Ah, yes - I don't know that iTunes can. Try audacity.sourceforge.net instead. Or Garage Band, as Lri suggests.
Jul
23
comment Mac always boots with incorrect display gamma (for years now including Lion)
How did you make those migrations? Things to try: Make a new user account, boot the machine and log into it. Does the issue persist? Boot from your install disk. Does the issue persist?
Jul
21
comment Main Imac Screen black external ok
It sounds like you didn't discover the cause of the original occurence, but that checking the display connector may have fixed something? Is there any reason to suspect connector issues again (f/ex, if you'd been moving the machine alot)? Otherwise, my next thought is to backup, reinstall SL and see if normal behavior returns (suggesting drivers in Lion) or not (suggesting hardware). Bit of PITA, but maybe less so than opening the box again.
Jul
21
comment Main Imac Screen black external ok
Did anything unusual precede this (gradual degradation, just woke up one day this way, software installs or updates, etc.)?
Jul
1
comment After turning my monitor off and on, it will display only a white screen
Sounds like the graphics-card connector - or components that drive it - used by the first monitor. Is it possible to try the monitor on another system, or a known-good graphics with your system? But I'd say the graphics card, being newer, is more suspect.
Jul
1
comment After turning my monitor off and on, it will display only a white screen
You've pretty much isolated the problem to the monitor (and perhaps the cable, if you swapped that too). Unless the swapped in monitor connects to your graphics card differently (analog vs. digital, f/ex), in which case it could be an early death of that part of the new graphics card. Have you tried checking its setup options, or even whether the setup page can display? If none of that pans out, I'd say monitor died.
Jun
24
comment Where do deleted items go on the hard drive?
Yes - moving a tiny link is much faster than copying the file's contents.
Jun
14
comment Is a truecrypt container inside a virtual machine more secure?
@Sebastian, I'm not sure. I see your point about the 'mount' being on the guest and less accessible. I was addressing the container itself, which, kept on the host, would be equally available to host attacks no matter which OS was accessing it; and that strong encryption and good back-ups minimized the risk improper access or of damage.
Jun
13
comment Is a truecrypt container inside a virtual machine more secure?
But what advantage does that have over creating it in the host (which I think is perfectly acceptable solution, BTW)? The container is on the host in either case. Making sure your container is well encrypted, and frequently backed up are your best defenses.
May
31
comment Switching back to last tab on Firefox
@Dashed: Oops, bad fingers! I meant that to read 'Ctrl-Tab', not 'Cmd-Tab'; fixed above.
May
31
comment How to run commands when mac is idle and when it resumes
From Sleepwatcher's help text: -i or --idle execute idlecommand when no user interaction (keyboard, mouse) took place in the period given with the -t option.