Resizing all selected text with different sizes byt he same amount. A tip for OSX users.
I’m always looking for ways to improve my writing speed and accuracy. One way is to use specific keyboard shortcuts for tasks that are repetitive and prone to inaccuracy. So, using Cmd-C / Cmd-V for for Copy and Paste makes a whole load of good sense as it’s faster & more accurate than using the mouse to click through multiple menus, and put the cursor where it needs to be.
However, keyboard shortcuts are kind of limited. A more flexible approach is to use a program that can substitute short sets of text into much longer pieces. To do this, I use a program called TextExpander to keep a library of ‘snippets’ for expansion into a range of useful actions.
For example, I have a text snippet etmd and whenever I type these four letters, it is automatically expanded to EtherealMind.
The possibilities are endless, and I’m hoping to share a few different ideas and get feedback from you to help me build my collection of useful shortcuts.
Very occasionally I need to restart a process in OSX. Here some basic suggestions.
Occasionally my Bluetooth gets all wrong. Here is quick and brutal fix for bluetooth hangs on OS X.
Ever wanted to disable the Caps Lock key in OSX. I do.
This post looks at my favourite method for generating HTML for blogging using a combination of MultiMarkdown and NValt.
Adobe Flash has another zero day exploit and then I saw this post about removing Flash completely. Here how to do it and survive without Flash.
How to disable the loathsome splash screen when Skype starts
Mental Case for the iPad was released today, and I am well impressed. Looks great, feels great and improves my revision time.
Short note to share websites which offer very good quality Screencasts on Mac OSX and software. One free, and other for not much money.
SuperDuper is the other backup program for OSX. It’s has one killer feature that Time Machine lacks.
It took me a while to get used to Path Finder. Now I can’t imagine using the OSX Finder at all.
Spirited Away will minimise unused programs to the Dock so that my screen remains uncluttered. Importantly, I remain focussed on the program I am working on.
If you only buy one utility for Mac OS X, make it SizeUp. It’s my absolute favourite, even ahead of TextExpander.
The Adobe Flash player doesn’t run well on OS X. This utility makes sure that it’s easy to see if it is running and kill it immediately.
iStat Menus places a whole bunch of system information in the Menu Bar. Everyone should have it.
Fuzzy Clock is a neat OS X utility for displaying the time in a more human way in your Menu Bar
This is a quick look at the serial console program for Mac OSX called goSerial. There are not many serial consoles programs available and I wanted to review this for my own use.
I use multiple web browsers all day. One for typical web, and another for network management. I need a way to easily select which one I want.
Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 22 Feb 10: