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display – How can I move spaces between external monitors in Mavericks? – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/21

display – How can I move spaces between external monitors in Mavericks? – Ask Different [WayBack]

You can only move spaces which are non-active.

For example, lets say you have spaces 1 and 2. If space 1 is active, you can not move it. You first have to select space 2 then you can move space 1 to a different monitor.

This helped me work around version 8.35 of Microsoft Remote Desktop for OS X breaks second monitor usage [WayBack]:

  1. Double click a connection so it goes to a new space on the primary display
  2. Make the normal space active (by three finger swiping on the primary display)
  3. Go to mission control
  4. Move the non-active RDP space to the secondary monitor

Sometimes the primary monitor doesn’t have a non-active space any more so you have to create a new one in the top right of Mission Control [WayBack].


Posted in Power User, Apple, MacBook, MacBook-Pro, Windows, OS X, Mac, Remote Desktop Protocol/MSTSC/Terminal Services, MacBook Retina, OS X Maverick | Leave a Comment »

Some notes on modifying NIB files on Mac OS X to add/change shortcuts

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/19

One of the nitpicks in VMware Fusion is that it has no keyboard shortcut for Resume or Suspend. I was trying to add Command-R and Command-S for those but that didn’t work out.

Since the links below seem to work for some other applications, I’ve kept them:


Posted in Apple, Development, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Maverick, OSX Yosemite, Power User, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Wish ttystudio was available for OpenSuSE and Mac OS X…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/10

Really interesting stuff: ttystudio. It allows to record an apng or gif of a terminal session (so it should work on headless systems).

Anyone knowing alternatives for OpenSuSE and Mac OS X?

(Cockos Incorporated | LICEcap might cut it on Mac OS X, but not on headless systems so GNOME/byzanz doesn’t cut it either)


Handy as well:


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Apple, Linux, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, openSuSE, OS X, Power User, SuSE Linux, Tumbleweed | Leave a Comment »

installing the joe terminal/console text editor on Mac OS X: brew to the rescue

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/07

The most recent versions of Joe don’t even build from stock in OS X any more and there are no direct installers for them.

But there are two most recent older versions that have installers, and a formula recent brew based HomeBrew installation:

  1. joe-3.7-0.pkg – rudix-snowleopard – JOE – Rudix: The hassle-free way to get Unix programs on Mac OS X – Google Project Hosting.
  2. PROJECT DETAIL for Joe’s Own Editor.
  3. Homebrew Formulas – Joe.

After experimenting for a while without brew preferring the first over second, I’ve installed the the third as:

  1. The first actually installs version 3.6, but has the syntax highlighting files installed in the correct place, so you get syntax highlighting.
  2. The second does install version 3.7, but since the syntax highlighting files are in the wrong place: you get no syntax highlighting.
  3. The brew formula has an up to date joe version 4.0 and installs the syntax highlighting in the right place: you get syntax highlighting.

Before making a choice, you might want to consider reading about joe versions in JOE – Joe’s own editor / … /

Having a background partially in the Linux world, I tried building joe from source on my Mac following the steps at JOE – Joe’s own editor / Discussion / joe-editor-general:Mac binary for 3.3 does not run on OS/X 10.8. It failed because the Mercurial 3.8 branch required automake and autoconf which are not available on  just a Mac + Xcode. So I’m happy that others have bit the bullet and make a good HomeBrew build.

What makes HomeBrew so great is that it is based on a fully versioned git/ruby combination, allows for multiple Python versions, allows for binaries through bintray served bottles and has zillions (well, thousands) of installable formulae, all versioned.


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Apple, joe, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Maverick, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Tiger, OSX Yosemite, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Interesting: Homebrew no longer needs to have ownership of /usr/local

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/30

Time permitting, I will research more on this later:

Homebrew no longer needs to have ownership of /usr/local. If you wish you can
return /usr/local to its default ownership with:
  sudo chown root:wheel /usr/local

Reason: the log does look funny, see below.


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