Last week, I posted a piece about How To Automate “Get/Send Clipboard” in Mac OS X Screen Sharing. In that article, I advocated using the Mac's Speech Recognition to launch the AppleScript commands from any application (except Screen Sharing itself). But what if you don't want to talk to your computer? Here's a method of launching AppleScript or any other Automator action using … [Read more...] about How To Assign Keyboard Shortcuts To AppleScript and Automator Actions
I'm a heavy user of Screen Sharing in Mac OS X. When I'm in the office, I sit at a workstation with my trusty IBM Model M keyboard, 27" iMac, Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical and Apple Magic Trackpad. Off to the side is my mobile environment, the MacBook Pro, open and running, with its display mirrored in a Screen Sharing window on the iMac. At the desk, I do most of my work on … [Read more...] about How To Automate “Get/Send Clipboard” in Mac OS X Screen Sharing
Last year, I posted two articles about Apple's OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" and its new 64-bit kernel. The upshot was that, although just about every Mac made since mid-2008 is 64-bit capable, only the Xserve boots in 64-bit mode by default. Since my main computer is a glorious 27" iMac that runs 64-bit Snow Leopard perfectly, I decided to permanently set it to boot this way. … [Read more...] about How To Boot Snow Leopard in 64-Bit Mode
A quick how-to today: Apple released Safari 5 this week and one of the major new features is support for Firefox-style extensions. A few interesting ones have appeared (Instapaper!) but I couldn't figure out how to add them at first. It turns out the extension support is hidden in a "Develop" menu! Here's how to enable Safari 5 extension support: Install and launch … [Read more...] about How To: Enable Extensions in Safari 5 for Mac OS X
Fast-forward 6 months into the future! You just bought a new hard disk drive from Seagate or Western Digital. Rather than sticking to the basic 1 TB model, you opted for a brand-new 3 TB whopper. You take it home, unbox it (on camera for YouTube, of course) and slap it into your home-brewed PC. Watch out! A combination of factors is conspiring to wreck your newfound storage … [Read more...] about Taming Monster Disk Drives: 3 TB and Beyond!