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Archive for March 14th, 2022

Boomer screenshots: wondering why Windows still has no keyboard shortcut for saving a screenshot or screen snippet to disk

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/14

With the disappearing PrtScn buttons on modern keyboards, boomer screenshots are about the only way to easily persist a screenshot, as these are the only available Windows screenshot shortcuts:

  • PrtScn: copies full screenshot to the clipboard; multiple invocations overwrite the clipboard
  • Windows + PrtScn: saves full screenshot to a file; multiple invocations saves to new files
  • Windows + Shift + S: copies full screen or part of the screen to the clipboard, and allows manual action to start snippet tool to save the clipboard contents; often looses the image when on remote desktop connections or when copying something else to the clipboard; multiple invocations overwrite the clipboard

Now look at macOS what a choices, and how less messy than on Windows:

macOS has various shortcuts to save (partial) screenshots to clipboard or file

macOS has various shortcuts to save (partial) screenshots to clipboard or file

For macOS 10.14 Mojave and newer, you can even set the folder (default: Desktop) to save the screenshots to:

I want this ease in Windows as well, and maybe I can in part without installing external tools and modifying existing shortcuts to make things easier:

Written after bumping into [Archive.is] Jeff Atwood on Twitter: “Someone just called a smartphone pic of their monitor a “boomer screenshot” and I literally LOLed 🤣… “

–jeroen

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Doe de couscous geen geweld aan – De keukenwijsheid van Nadia Zerouali: Gebruik wat je voorhanden hebt, maar respecteer het gerecht | De Volkskrant

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/14

Over hoe je je couscous gerechten geen geweld aan doet: [Archive.is] De keukenwijsheid van Nadia Zerouali: Gebruik wat je voorhanden hebt, maar respecteer het gerecht | De Volkskrant

Via: [Archive.is] Ionica Smeets on Twitter: “Al die jaren heb ik de couscous zinloos geweld.… “

Al die jaren heb ik de couscous zinloos geweld.

ba dum tss

–jeroen

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Cleaning the cooling fans of a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2015 model

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/14

After years of use, the cooling fans of my 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2015 model got quite a bit dirty, causing them to run louder and louder.

The video below the fold shows how to clean them: 11 screws, some isopropyl alcohol, (dry!) compressed, and caution for the connector-clips connecting the bottom plate.

It helps having a:

  • pentalobe P5 screwdriver
  • plastic spudger so separate the bottom plate (especially be careful with the connector-clips)
  • magnet to stick the screws to, as they are really tiny and it is easy to loose them

I got the pentalobe screwdriver with some spare screws from the German Amazon: [Archive.is] Kricson Ersatzschrauben MacBook Pro – 4 Pack Gummi: Amazon.de: Computer & Zubehör

You can get a similar one from the USA Amazon site: [Archive.is] Amazon.com: 8 Pack Rubber Case Feet + Set of 20pcs Repair Replacement Screw + 1pcs 5 Point Pentalobe Screwdriver for Unibody MacBook Pro Retina A1425 A1502 A1398 13″ 15″ Bottom Case(Retina): Computers & Accessories

Two important tips:

  • After using isopropyl alcohol, let the parts dry
  • Hold the fans when spraying compressed air (to prevent the fan-motors to create over-voltage, and to prevent the fans spinning faster than they are rated for)

The iFixit pictures for replacing the SSD help greatly to see how to remove and re-attach the back-cover, and where the various parts are inside the machines.

Note the screws differ between the 13-inch and 15-inch models!

–jeroen

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