The fastest way to browse your directories in OS X is clearly the column view that you access by pressing “Command + 3“.
You probably know that if you double-click the icon at the bottom of a column, it will “right size” that column, so you can see the entire file name.
If you “Option-double-click” that icon, then all columns will be “right sized” to the maximum width necessary to display the longest item in the column.
If you want to change all of them press “Alt” while resizing. This will not only resize all columns at once, but also ...(continue read) tags: Finder
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The new method of scanning with Image Capture is wonderful! Apple has organized the process with exceptional clarity. Also, it allows the user to specify several different files to be created from one scan.
Having the HP hardware and Apple software combined is the best of all worlds.
But the Officejet 6500 scanner isn’t working in Snow Leopard either. Here quick guide howto fix it:Open System Preferences -> Print & Fax and delete your printer from the Printers list.
Browse to /Library/printers. Delete the “hp” folder.
Browse to /Library/Image Capture/Devices. Delete “HPScanner“.
Browse ...(continue read) tags: hp
Use the Tab key in user-created keyboard shortcuts in Snow Leopard. In OS X 10.5, pressing the Tab key while creating keyboard shortcuts (in the Keyboard Shortcuts tab of the Keyboard & Mouse System Preferences panel) didn’t work; the system would just beep and not accept the Tab key.In Snow Leopard you can now use the Tab key in any combination with the Shift, Control, Command, and Option keys. For example, you could change the Exposé All Windows activation keystroke to Option-Tab, which might make sense if you’re used to using Command-Tab to switch applications and want to have a similarly-assigned ...(continue read) tags: expose
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if you have your desktop wallpaper set to shufflebetween a number of images, and you don’t like the currently-selected picture, you can manually skip it:Just type the following into Terminal killall Dock When the Dock restarts, it will change to another desktop picture.
If you find yourself doing this regularly, you could turn it into a simple Automator applicationtell application "System Events"
set rotinterval to change interval of current desktop
set change interval of current desktop to 1
set change interval of current desktop to rotinterval
end tellYou ...(continue read) tags: desktop
After update up 10.6.2 I’ve noticed that my menu bar had all of it’s icons missing, including clock, istat, etc. Re-downloaded the update from Apple is not helps…The problem in spotlight fix – If you are disabled the spotlight icon by modifying the Search.bundle in /System/Library/CoreServices
Here instructions how to fix it:Replace Search.bundle from your backup in /System/Library/CoreServices ( click here to download a default version ).
Note: Maybe you have to delete a current file and then copy a new one.
Launch Activity Monitor and kill the SystemUIServer.MacOS ...(continue read) tags: 10.6
Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.2, the second maintenance update for Snow Leopard, via Software Update. The update brings several bug fixes, reportedly including one for a serious issue involving Guest accounts that has caused some users to lose all data from their primary user accounts.The 10.6.2 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes for:
- an issue that might cause your system to logout unexpectedly
- a graphics distortion in Safari ...(continue read) tags: 10.6
Advanced OS X users know that Darwin comes with ipfw, which can be used to set up a custom firewall. IPFW’s flexibility, very targeted bandwidth limiting rules can be made in only a few lines. This same service however can be used to also limit bandwidth on specific ports.
The following ipfw rules will limit connections from Mac to ISP’s mail server to 100K per second only for outgoing smtp connections:
sudo ipfw pipe 1 config bw 100Kbit/s
sudo ipfw pipe 1 tcp from me to smtp.west.cox.net 25
Obviously, the rate can be tailored to anything you like, and the rule is specific enough not to ...(continue read) tags: net