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MacOS/OS X/Mac OS X: Keeping an eye on your used disk space

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/06

Two tools I like:

GrandPersctive is good at showing a visual overeview. OmniDiskSweeper is better at gradually drilling down.

Easy installation:

brew install caskroom/cask/omnidisksweeper

$ brew install caskroom/cask/grandperspective

–jeroen

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MacOS/OS X/ Mac OS X tip: AppCleaner

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/03

[WayBack] AppCleaner helped me get rid of a the gazillion number of versions that GoToMeeting had silently installed and their dependencies.

Gigabytes recovered.

Installing is easy: $ brew install caskroom/cask/appcleaner

AppCleaner is a small application which allows you to thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps.

Installing an application distributes many files throughout your System using space of your Hard Drive unnecessarily.
AppCleaner finds all these small files and safely deletes them.

Simply drop an application onto the AppCleaner window. It will find for the related files and you can delete them by clicking the delete button.

–jeroen

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Tools I use for audio/video downloading, media conversion and audio editing

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/03

A friend asked me what tools I use for downloading media, converting it to various formats (including audio extraction) and audio editing.

It is a surprisingly short list:

Most of it runs out of the box on Mac OS X/MacOS/OS X, as I’ve moved there form Windows for most of my day to day access to systems (there is a great set of Microsoft Remote Desktop in the app store: [Archive.isMicrosoft Remote Desktop 8.0 on the Mac App Store and [Archive.isMicrosoft Remote Desktop 10 on the Mac App Store; I like the first one better).

Audacity shortcuts

Shortcuts make Audacity life a lot easier. For keyboard shortcuts, Mac users use Command (⌘) instead of Ctrl.

Earlier related posts:

–jeroen

mps-youtube via [WayBack] Joseph Mitzen commenting on… – Carlos Moreno Gil – Google+

 

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Audacity error when starting “The application “Audacity.app” can’t be opened.”

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/29

For quite a while, I had the error “The application “Audacity.app” can’t be opened.” and Audacity still opening. Clicking the OK button often enough made me hunt for the solution:

This is what I did:

$ cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/audacity
$ grep Temp audacity.cfg
TempDir=/Users/jeroenp/Library/Application Support/audacity/SessionData

Then I checked if the directory existed:

$ find ~/Library/Application\ Support/audacity -type d
/Users/jeroenp/Library/Application Support/audacity
/Users/jeroenp/Library/Application Support/audacity/AutoSave
/Users/jeroenp/Library/Application Support/audacity/Plug-Ins
/Users/jeroenp/Library/Application Support/audacity/SessionData

The odd thing is the directory already existed, so I decided to delete the line, but first needed sed -n (the -n is important: it list only non-matching lines to stdout, see [WayBack] regex – What actually the meaning of “-n” in sed? – Stack Overflow):

$ sed -n '/^TempDir=/p' ~/Library/Application\ Support/audacity/audacity.cfg
TempDir=/Users/jeroenp/Library/Application Support/audacity/SessionData

Since this is Mac OS/Mac OS X/OS X, the -i parameter requires a string even if it is an empty [WayBack] shell – Delete lines in a text file that contain a specific string – Stack Overflow so we get:

$ sed -i '' -n '/^TempDir=/d' ~/Library/Application\ Support/audacity/audacity.cfg

After that, starting audacity still gave the same error and the TempDir entry was re-added.

So I did this:

  1. renamed the audacity directory to audacity.bad,
  2. recreated an empty audacity directory
  3. created empty subdirectories AutoSave, Plug-Ins, SessionData
  4. looped this loop
    1. Start Audacity
    2. On success copy a missing file in the audacity directory tree from the audacity.bad directory tree

In the end, these files were the cause:

  • pluginregistry.cfg
  • pluginsettings.cfg

Since I wasn’t using any plugins, I removed them. Now audacity starts fine.

Now that I had the files pinpointed, I could refine the search and this seems to be a common problem [WayBack] FAQ:Installation, Startup and Plug-ins – Audacity Development Manual: How can I solve Audacity not appearing or crashing on launch, or crashing after I add a plug-in?.

Too bad that page didn’t show up in the original search results.

–jeroen

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Is there a button in iTunes to say “Stop after playing this song”? – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/26

Put the song in a playlist and click the check box off. All the songs in the playlist will have to be clicked off as well.Or easier still have the track as the only song in the play list.

For me, the easiest way to do this is to put all songs in a playlist, then in the playlist (can be “Playlist” view mode, but “Songs” view mode is easier). The video below shows exactly how to do this, but here are te steps:

  1. select all songs with Command-A
  2. right-click
  3. choose “Uncheck Selection” to remove all checkboxes
  4. double click on each song you want to play individually

Via:

Finally, [WayBack] iTunes 11 for Mac: Ways to play songs shows the meaning of the shuffle and repeat buttons in the player:

Source: S0024_ProgressBar.png (350×115)

–jeroen

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