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if u want go back in finder use backspace

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How do I access the usr/bin directory and stuff?

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How do I access the usr/bin directory and stuff?


Press Apple Shift G to go to a folder. Type /usr/bin

Or just use the terminal like normal.

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I dont know why this doesnt work on the OS X 86, but Liteswitch X is kinda useful. I like the fact that you can set it so when you switch to an application, all other applications hide. You can also get this functionality with ASM. And ASM works with Rosetta. Liteswitch doesnt work on my Hack.

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Dear all,
This trick maybe useful for you, when you update to 10.4.7, Dashboard starts 'phoning home' -- it checks for updates on the internet for your widgets on the following two URLs:

http://www.apple.com.../widgetadvisory
http://www.apple.com...ets/parser.info

For this, it launches a process called dashboardadvisoryd, and checks every day for new widgets. Quite handy, but you probably would like to prevent this.

Here's how to disable it :
Run this in terminal

$ sudo nano /etc/mach_init.d/dashboardadvisoryd.plist

add the following two lines below the line that reads <dict>:
<key>Disabled</key>
<true/>

Save with Ctrl-O then Ctrl-X to quit
Now edit another file :
$ sudo nano

/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.dashboard.advisory.fetch.plist

after the line that reads <dict>, also add the lines:
<key>Disabled</key>
<true/>
Save it with Ctrl-O then Ctrl-X to quit
Now restart your computer, and this process won't start automatically :)

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if u want go back in finder use backspace


Hi, I tried to use backspace but didn't work, I thought it is Command+[

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Hi, I tried to use backspace but didn't work, I thought it is Command+[


You are correct. Apple+[ will back you up a window in the Finder. Backspace, or Delete, backs you up in Safari.

=)

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Do you know that you can run a widget without permanently installing it?

After downloading and expanding a widget, a double-click launches the widget installer. A dialog then appears with two options: Cancel and Install. Hold Cmd+Option when the dialog is onscreen, the Install button will change to Run, allowing you to only run the widget. Select this, and it opens in the Dashboard layer, but it's not moved to your Widgets folder :)

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"John the Geek:
Here's a fun one... (especially if you're running Boot Camp)

Use your remote to choose your OS

- At startup hold the Menu button on your remote. (This is the same as holding Opt)

- You'll see the different OS choices on screen. Now use your remote to select the OS you want.

- Press the Play button on the remote to boot into that system."


So is there a way to turn on my mac with the remote?

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i doubt it, there isnt a way to power down or turn on the computer with the remote.

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Holding F12 ejects removable media, just checked :D


Holding F12 ejects 1 drive
Holding ALT - F12 ejects the 2nd drive.

In my case I've changed command/Apple-key (?) to the Windows-key
and option-key (?) to the ALT-key. This seems more reasonable to me.

Regards

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Hey,

Does anyone knows what the combination is to get the options menu
in a application ? Because When i am in TeamSpeex i want to get the options,
but there is a special combination for this ?

Thanks

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Is there a way to refresh a folders' content? Like in XP you press F5. How about on X?

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If your mouse is not working for some reason and you need to access the dock, press CTRL+F3 and use the arrow keys to pick your app. To move a icon, press Win+<arrow>. :hysterical:

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So is there a way to turn on my mac with the remote?


Nope, once the computer has powered off it is no longer listening for the remote. Sorry.

Does anyone knows what the combination is to get the options menu
in a application ?


Usually it's Apple + ,


To move a icon, press Win+<arrow>. :)


For me it's Opt (Alt Key) and the arrow to move the icons.

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Click on a open window (the top by the close buttons) and then hold it. Press F12 to activate widgets and you can move that window around the screen until you release it. Don't know what use it has, but it does that.

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is there a way to make the windos key the apple key on apple keyboards?

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Simple, from Keyboard & Mouse in System Preferences, on Keyboard tab hit Modifier Keys

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oh right, problem sorted ;)





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