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macos – El Capitan /private/var/folders cache files consuming 30–40 GB – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/14

[WayBackmacos – El Capitan /private/var/folders cache files consuming 30–40 GB – Ask Different

TL;DR: a reboot will usually clean up most of the chaches and yes you can remove those caches by hand after closing the applications involved.

–jeroen

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Mac OS Phonenix Slides is on GitHub

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/07

A long time ago, I bumped into [WayBackMac Photo/Slideshow Viewer that supports recursion: Phoenix Slides, but only recently I discovered it has made it to GitHub as well, so now you can download it from two places:

Despite the Phoenix Slides product name, the repository is at https://github.com/gobbledegook/creevey

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X/MacOS: Capturing yourself in Photo Booth without being mirrored

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/04

Quite a while back I wrote [WayBackViewing an USB camera on Mac OS X without mirroring.

I still use the solution Quick Camera mentioned there, but also found a solution that works with the Photo Booth application:

Just made a QTZ to counteract the annoying mirror-image which is considered “normal” in Photo Booth. I borrowed a patch from the “Effect.qtz” which is located inside the Photo Booth.app, and I edited it in Quartz Composer . Please note that this will NOT affect the mirror-image which occurs using other effects; they will STILL be mirror images of your subject.

This patch fixes the preview, photos AND video. This patch fixes the SOURCE of the video, not the resulting output images.

[WayBackUN-MIRROR yourself in Photo Booth – patch | MacRumors Forums

Steps to manually create the Quartz file are at [WayBackCamera question: Why is the camera a mirror effect? | Mac Forums

So I learned about Quarts Composer and composition plugins which are basically a visual programming language:

This is unlike another QC that got killed.

–jeroen

[WayBackpicture-2-png.195665 (1314×897)

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macOS Sierra: Change the order of the network ports your computer uses to connect

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/15

Very useful when you want to give your WiFi less priority than an USB or Thunderbolt network adapter: [WayBack] macOS Sierra: Change the order of the network ports your computer uses to connect.

It is not just that the topmost adapter gets more priority: it also determines the DNS search!

Anyway: after choosing “Set Service Order” on the right, choose the order as seen below.

–jeroen

PS: Since Apple is cleaning up their site, only the above WayBack works, but luckily the below link explains it in a very similar way when using Locations:

[WayBack] How to use network locations on your Mac – Apple Support

 

 

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macOS / OS X / Mac OS X: excessive sysmond or mds CPU usage – via Ask Different and osXdaily

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/05

If you suffer from [WayBack] macos – Excessive CPU usage from sysmond – Ask Different, then it could be Activity Monitor itself using that CPU.

If you suffer from high CPU usage in mds, then it is likely the Spotlight search indexer acting up: [WayBack] mds – what MDS process is and why it uses CPU on the Mac

–jeroen

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