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Archive for the ‘Apple’ Category

Show missing hard disks in the Finder sidebar | MacIssues

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/23

Besides the two solutions to the Show missing hard disks in the Finder sidebar problem, I also learned this shortcut today:

open a Finder window and press Shift-Command-C to go to the top level of your computer

Thanks Tophler Kessler!


via Show missing hard disks in the Finder sidebar | MacIssues.

Posted in Apple, OS X, OS X Maverick, OSX Yosemite, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Max OS X: Tunderbolt Ethernet trouble shooting (via: Ask Different)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/20

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet AdapterEvery once in a while my Gigabit Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter would show this in the Network Settings:

Status: Cable Unplugged Either the cable for Thunderbolt Ethernet is not plugged in or the device at the other end is not responding.

That’s not much use: it does not tell if the Thunderbolt or the Ethernet side has a problem.

Luckily, the How to force Thunderbolt-ethernet connection when switching networks without restarting computer? at Ask Different indicates the System Information will give you more information about the Thunderbolt side of things. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, OS X, OS X Mountain Lion, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Great page on Z80: Apple II with Softcard

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/13

If you ever used an Apple II with a Z80 card, then this page will look very familiar to you: Apple II with Softcard.


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

Old and invalidated by the Microsoft RDP client in the Mac App Store: Best RDP client for Mac OS X Lion and up

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/10

Back when I wrote this mid 2013, this was the best Windows RDP overview article I could find: Best RDP client for Mac OSX Lion.

And it all got invalidated when finally (after years of silence), Microsoft released AppStore versions of the RDP client for both Mac OS X and iOS:

Microsoft Launches ‘Remote Desktop’ Apps for Mac and iOS – Mac Rumors.

So I tried the Mac App Store – Microsoft Remote Desktop that runs on OS X 10.6.0 or later for more than a year, and I like it a lot.

This is what the AppStore version improved over the classic Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection:

  • It has more regular updates.
  • It remaps the Mac Command key to the Microsoft Windows logo key.
  • It uses the new RDP protocol version features which means fast response, even on slow network connections and better security.
  • Full screen support is superb.
  • Clipboard integration just works.
  • It is really stable.

Just so you know about alternatives,

for the record, this is the draft I wrote in 2013: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Mountain Lion, Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | 3 Comments »

Finder: maybe the best free duplicate file finder program (via: Mac-Forums Discussions)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/29

Every once in a while you’re looking for a solution to a problem, and slap yourself to the head that you’ve been overlooking a real obvious solution.

This case: finding duplicate files on Mac OS X.

pendlewitch had this great tip: use the Finder!

You can do this in Finder for free, it’s a bit time consuming but if you’ll get them all eventually.

  1. Open a new Finder window
  2. In the search field, enter the wild card asterisk symbol *
  3. Arrange by Size

I find it best in List view.

Prepare to be gobsmacked at how much duplication you do have.

I totally agree with his last sentence (:


via: Best Free Duplicate File Finder Program – Mac-Forums Discussions for Apple Products & Services.

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


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