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If you *do* want to download the free U2 album, but have a hard way finding how to… (via Ask Different)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/09/18

I had a hard time in iTunes to actually download the (temporarily free) U2 Album Songs of Innocence.

This is probably because most of my iTunes consists of my own CD collection ripped as MP3 files, and the instructions about “clicking the cloud icon” got me in the wrong direction (I assumed cloud icons for each song would appear in the “My Music” Library, but none of the songs showed up that list).

Anyway, via itunes – Free U2 album doesn’t show up in music library, just iPod – Ask Different (see also the picture below, especially the red marked portion):

They are referring to the “Purchased” under the “Quick Links” section on the right of the iTunes Store Home Page. Once you do this “Songs of Innocence” will be added to your “Purchased” playlist on the left.

What apparently happened was that I hadn’t accepted the updated iTunes license agreements yet, so the songs would not added to the library, even though they were “Purchased”.

–jeroen

via itunes – Free U2 album doesn’t show up in music library, just iPod – Ask Different.

Posted in Apple, iTunes, Mac, OS X, OS X Maverick, Power User | Leave a Comment »

VMware Fusion: Alt+Print Screen on MacBook Pro

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/09/01

VMware Fusion only allows you to send a “Print Scrn” key to a VM, but that takes a screenshot of the whole screen.

Alt+Print Scrn gets you a screenshot of the current Window, which is what I use most often.

A few things you might have tried, but cannot use:

So have to map key combinations that you probably will not use under Windows.

Berknip uses these VMware Fusion keyboard mappings for it: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Fusion, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Mountain Lion, Power User, VMware | Leave a Comment »

Sudoku Solver v2.0 for the Apple II. (via: This week we solve Sudoku on the 6502)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/08/22

Nice: Sudoku Solver v2.0 for the Apple II.

–jeroen

via: This week we solve Sudoku on the 6502.

Posted in //e, Apple, Apple ][, Power User | Leave a Comment »

How to Move the Dock to a External Display on a Mac (YouTube video)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/08/08

Most things are simple when you know how to do it.

In this case it was to move the Dock to a different monitor (or to restore it to your main monitor when you accidentally moved it to a secondary monitor).

TbonesTech explains it in the below video, and it is this simple:

On the monitor on which you want the Dock to appear, move the mouse to the bottom of the screen.

Then wait a moment for the Dock to move to that location.

It works in Mavericks. It might work in older versions as well, but I’ve not checked that yet.

–jeroen

via: How to Move the Dock to a External Display on a Mac – YouTube.

Posted in Apple, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Maverick, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Windows key character that displays on non-Windows systems (like Mac)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/08/08

Though there is a Unicode character for the Apple Command Key, there is none for the Windows Key.

The Windows font WinDings does have a character 255 for it, but that font usually is not installed on non-Windows systems. There it will look like Unicode Character ‘LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH DIAERESIS’ (U+00FF)

This Unicode code point comes closest to the Windows key: Unicode Character ‘SQUARED PLUS’ (U+229E) and is used by Windows Key page on WikiPedia.

  • The WinDings character looks like this: ÿ
    (non no Windows systems, it will look like an y with two dots on it: ÿ)
  • The Unicode Codepoint U+229E like this: ⊞
    Not a complete match, but pretty close.

The Unicode code points for Mac modifier keys are these:

–jeroen

Posted in Development, Encoding, Mac, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Tiger, Power User, Software Development, Unicode, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows-1252 | Leave a Comment »

 
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