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How to Get Current Screen Resolution from Command Line in Mac OS X

Aug 31, 2014 - 4 Comments
Display resolutions in Mac

Typically Mac users will retrieve the screen resolution of connected displays through the Displays system preference panel in OS X. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that approach, it’s easy and quick, but because it uses the graphical interface of OS X it’s not necessary helpful for scripting purposes or remote management through Remote Login and … Read More

Move Files While Keeping Permissions Intact with “Paste Item Exactly” in the Mac OS X Finder

Aug 28, 2014 - 6 Comments
Paste Item Exactly to relocate a file while maintaining permissions in OS X

Cutting and pasting files within the OS X Finder is an easy way to move files and folders around on the Mac, particularly for Windows converts, but by default the cut and paste function changes permissions and ownership during the file move process. For the most part that is desirable, but if you are logged … Read More

Rename Bookmarks in Safari Quickly via the Favorites Bar in OS X

Aug 27, 2014 - 3 Comments
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Safari Bookmarks default to saving their names as the title of a webpage or website. That means if a site has a long title, the bookmark name will be equally as long. For accessing bookmarks through the Bookmarks menu that isn’t too big of a deal, but when you’re using the Safari Favorites Bar, long … Read More

How to Calibrate Mac Displays for the Best Picture & Color

Aug 26, 2014 - 12 Comments
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Having an external monitor hooked up to a Mac can boost productivity significantly, and most users who get a secondary screen just hook it up and start using it – it works, so why mess around, right? But to get the best picture and color representation out of your external display, you’ll want to take … Read More

Make Image Proof Sheets on a Mac Quickly with This Trick

Aug 25, 2014 - 2 Comments
Quick proof sheet in Mac OS X

Aside from using apps like Photoshop, one of the best ways to make a contact sheet on the Mac is to use Automator to generate the thumbnail sheet as needed. But because Automator requires the usage of an OS X scripting utility, it’s beyond the comfort level of many users, and it also takes time … Read More

Stop the Twitter for Mac Image Cache Folder from Growing Huge

Aug 22, 2014 - 13 Comments
Twitter for Mac image cache bloat crud

The Twitter for Mac client has a peculiar feature (bug?) which causes the app image cache to grow endlessly and without limitation. That means the Twitter image cache folder can easily become several gigabytes in size unbeknownst to the end user, and those cache files are also stored in virtual memory, which can cause unnecessary … Read More

OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 Released

Aug 21, 2014 - 5 Comments
OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2

Apple has released the second version of the OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Mac users who opted in to participate in the public beta program for Yosemite are recommended to install the update. Alongside Public Beta 2 is also a new beta version of the redesigned iTunes 12. Both updates focus on bug fixes and … Read More

A Famous Steve Jobs Speech Is Hidden on Your Mac

Aug 20, 2014 - 15 Comments
Steve Jobs stanford speech

Every Mac which has the Pages app for OS X installed includes a little Easter Egg that few know about; a famous Steve Jobs speech, tucked away in a little unassuming folder. Technically, it’s two different Steve Jobs speeches, the famous text from the Crazy Ones Think Different campaign, and arguably the even more famous … Read More

Open a File from One App in Another Mac App with Proxy Icons

Aug 20, 2014 - Leave a Comment
The Proxy icon in Mac OS X

How often have you had a file open in one application on your Mac, only to need it opened in another OS X app instead? Fairly often, right? When confronted with that situation, most Mac users will do one of two things; go back to the Finder file system and re-open the file in the … Read More

Set a Keyboard Shortcut for “Save as PDF” in Mac OS X

Aug 19, 2014 - 22 Comments
Save as PDF Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X

Saving a file or document as a PDF is easily done from almost anywhere in Mac OS X by using the print to PDF feature, which is part of the Mac Printer service, but to trigger it you have to go to the Print menu and then specifically select to ‘print’ the file as a … Read More

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 Released

Aug 18, 2014 - 5 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has released the 6th developer preview build of OS X Yosemite to those registered with the Mac Developer Program. The update arrives as build 14A3429f, likely includes feature refinements and bug fixes, and is recommended for all Yosemite Dev Preview users to install. OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 can be downloaded from the … Read More

Add Items to the Mac Finder Window Toolbar with a Drag & Drop Trick

Aug 15, 2014 - 5 Comments
Finder

Few Mac users seem to know it, but the Finder window toolbars of OS X can be customized to serve as a quick-launch panel. You can store almost anything in the Finder toolbar, whether it’s an app, a directory, automator action, network share, a website bookmark, or even a frequently accessed document. Adding items to … Read More

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