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Archive for the ‘Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS’ Category

Stop Spotlight from Indexing Time Machine Backup Volumes & External Drives

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/11

  1. Connect the volume you want excluded to the Mac, even if Spotlight is currently indexing
  2. Launch “System Preferences” and click on “Spotlight” followed by the ‘Privacy’ tab
  3. Drag the drives icon into the Privacy window

Source and more information (including how to do this from the terminal): [WayBackStop Spotlight from Indexing Time Machine Backup Volumes & External Drives

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Chris Bensen: Make Bootable macOS Sierra USB Install Drive

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/30

For my link archive: [WayBackChris Bensen: Make Bootable macOS Sierra USB Install Drive

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Change Excel’s ‘edit in cell’ keyboard shortcut | Macworld

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/16

Learn one way to change Excel’s Control-U shortcut to the easier-to-use F2 (which also matches the Windows’ shortcut).

Ah, so Ctrl-U is the shortcut to edit a cell on Mac OS X with Microsoft Office Excel (:

Source: [WayBackChange Excel’s ‘edit in cell’ keyboard shortcut | Macworld

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

macos – When /tmp/wifi-*.log will show up and how can I stop it? – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/13

When you have many /tmp/wifi-{date}__{time}.log files, then this is how to get rid of them (it happened to me on a fresh Sierra machine):

At least on macOS Sierra (10.12):

  1. You can see what WIFI related components have debug logging enabled with:shell# /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport debug
  2. You can disable all debug logging with:shell# /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport debug -AllUserland -AllDriver -AllVendor

For whatever reason, the debug logging flag was enabled for ‘DriverWPA’ on my machine and that resulted in /tmp/wifi-{date}__{time}.log files getting generated when joining new WPA2 protected WIFI networks.

Source: [WayBackmacos – When /tmp/wifi-*.log will show up and how can I stop it? – Super User; thanks [WayBack] MattLord for answering that!

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Pro, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Connecting two Macs using Thunderbolt | Macworld

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/30

TL;DR: Connecting to Macs over Thunderbolt is easy and has transfer speeds way faster than other network connections.

Summary of steps from [WayBackConnecting two Macs using Thunderbolt | Macworld

  • Connect the Thunderbolt cable between two Macs
  • In the Network Preferences find the self-assigned IP address on either side
  • In that side, ensure you have File Sharing enabled
  • On the other side, open a Finder, press Command-K, then the IP-address you noted and logon
  • Transfer files

This also increases LAN sync speeds of DropBox, Google Drive and others.

Note the connection by default using SMB

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Power User | Leave a Comment »

 
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