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Archive for April 6th, 2015

Keyboards, logo keys CUA and a some more history…

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/06

My response to the comments in Cut and Paste Files & Folders in Mac OS X got a bit took long. So here is it in an article:

Indeed. CUA. The days (:
I’ll write more about CUA in the future (there is some CUA stuff from the past) as it defines a lot of modern UI and user experience.

In fact the history of Ctrl-C and Command-C goes back until before System 1 (the OS for the first Macintosh) which indeed had the Open Apple Key shortcuts, but didn’t introduce them.

The Command Key was introduced in the Apple III and became more popular in the Apple //e and //c (I own both) where AppleWorks was already using these shortcuts in 1986.

It is funny to notice that Apple keyboards lost their logo keys but Windows keyboards gained them.

Some Apple keyboard pr0n can be found on Wikipedia.


Posted in 6502, History, IBM SAA CUA, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts | 1 Comment »

Mac OS X: Open a Terminal at Folder from Finder / Open Finder at Folder from the Terminal (via: StackOverflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/06

Thanks User Chris Page – Stack Overflow for answering on StackOverflow:

  • How to open a Terminal from a selected Folder in the Finder
  • Hoe wo open a Finder at the current Folder in a Terminal

Some quotes of his answer:

As of Mac OS X Lion 10.7, Terminal includes exactly this functionality as a Service. As with most Services, these are disabled by default, so you’ll need to enable this to make it appear in the Services menu.

System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services

Enable New Terminal at Folder. There’s also New Terminal Tab at Folder, which will create a tab in the frontmost Terminal window (if any, else it will create a new window). These Services work in all applications, not just Finder, and they operate on folders as well as absolute pathnames selected in text.

In addition, Lion Terminal will open a new terminal window if you drag a folder (or pathname) onto the Terminal application icon, and you can also drag to the tab bar of an existing window to create a new tab.

Finally, if you drag a folder or pathname onto a tab (in the tab bar) and the foreground process is the shell, it will automatically execute a “cd” command. (Dragging into the terminal view within the tab merely inserts the pathname on its own, as in older versions of Terminal.)

You can also do this from the command line or a shell script:

open -a Terminal /path/to/folder

This is the command-line equivalent of dragging a folder/pathname onto the Terminal application icon.


via: osx – Open terminal here in Mac OS finder – Stack Overflow.

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | 2 Comments »

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