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Jeff Johnson

How to Survive the 17 Worst Mac Disasters | Mac|Life - 0 views

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25 Terminal Tips Every Mac User Should Know | Maclife |2008 | Jonathan Williams - 0 views

  • free up some system memory by terminating the Dashboard with two quick Terminal commands. First, set its default to Off by executing defaults write mcx-disabled -boolean YES. Second, kill and restart the Dashboard and Dock with this command: killall Dock.
  • Textutil can convert between Word, rich-text, and plain-text formats--and it can combine multiple documents, change fonts, and adjust font size while doing it
  • screencapture -x -t jpg capture.jpg.
    If there's a more neglected or misunderstood Mac utility than the Terminal, OS X's built-in command-line app, we've yet to find it. In an age where Apple's $200 smart phone offers the most intuitive graphical user interface the world has ever seen, turning to a text-only command-line window can seem stubbornly retro, reminding us of audiophiles who vociferously insist that vinyl records sound better than music CDs. But there are plenty of reasons for using the command line beyond mere nostalgia: speed, flexibility, and familiarity with OS fundamentals, to name a few. We've collected 25 Terminal-based solutions for common desktop issues, because knowing these tricks is an invaluable addition to any Mac user's toolbox. And while there is no reason to abandon the Finder, think of mastering the Terminal as learning to drive a car with a manual transmission-once you can drive a stick, you can drive anything.

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Matthew Ragan

How To Encode Like a Pro With Handbrake | Mac|Life - 0 views

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