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Mac OS X beyond Yosemite: Ctrl-Click to add/remove an item from a selection fails in Windows on VMware Fusion

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/03

Somewhere after Yosemite, braindead Mac OS X forcibly maps “Ctrl+Click” to right-click. In past versions, you could disable but those days have gone.

This means that inside Windows on VMware Fusion, you cannot add/remove items to/from a selection any more (for instance in the Windows Explorer).

Various workarounds turned up in my Google Search, but only this one works:

Holding down CTRL + OPTION together and LEFT CLICKING will do this.

Source: [WayBackvmware fusion – How to use the control key in VM Ware? – Super User

–jeroen

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Many ways to lock your MacBook

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/31

There are [WayBack] 7 ways to lock your MacBook – CNET: When it comes to locking your Mac, you have options.

For now I’ve added the below alias to my ~/.bash_profile which only works if you have “require a password immediately after sleep or screensaver begins”. I have that enabled (with a 5 second delay, not immediate so that when I’m behind my laptop and it starts the screensaver I can still move the mouse or touch a key to keep it awake).

alias sleep-display='pmset displaysleepnow'

See:

–jeroen

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PowerShell on Mac OS X and other non-Windows systems

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/17

I wasn’t expecting it to be so easy to install PowerShell on Mac OS X:

brew install Caskroom/cask/powershell

In the background it executes this script: https://github.com/caskroom/homebrew-cask/blob/master/Casks/powershell.rb. which indirectly goes through the URL template https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v#{version}/powershell-#{version}.pkg.

On other non-Windows systems, you have to go through GitHub yourself: https://github.com/powershell/PowerShell. The PowerShell team at Microsoft has many more repositories including the Win32-OpenSSH port which you can find through https://github.com/PowerShell.

At the time of writing, PowerShell was available for these platforms:

Platform Downloads How to Install
Windows 10 / Server 2016 (x64) .msi Instructions
Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2 (x64) .msi Instructions
Windows 7 (x64) .msi Instructions
Windows 7 (x86) .msi Instructions
Ubuntu 16.04 .deb Instructions
Ubuntu 14.04 .deb Instructions
CentOS 7 .rpm Instructions
OpenSUSE 42.1 .rpm Instructions
Arch Linux Instructions
Many Linux distributions .AppImage Instructions
macOS 10.11 .pkg Instructions
Docker Instructions

The first version I installed on Mac OS X was this: ==> Downloading https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v6.0.0-alpha.17/powershell-6.0.0-alpha.17.pkg

By now I really hope it is out of Alpha state.

–jeroen

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Posted in *nix, Apple, CommandLine, Development, iMac, Linux, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, openSuSE, Power User, PowerShell, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development, SuSE Linux, Ubuntu | Leave a Comment »

Apple Extends Free Repairs of Anti-Reflective Coating on Select MacBook and MacBook Pro Models – Mac Rumors

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/02

I hear stories of people having their replacement screens stain as well, some of them get a renewed free repair. [WayBackApple Extends Free Repairs of Anti-Reflective Coating on Select MacBook and MacBook Pro Models – Mac Rumors.

Affected models for an initial repair:

  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
  • MacBook (12-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook (12-inch, Early 2016)
  • MacBook (12-inch, Early 2017)

–jeroen

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SD cards solutions to add 256 gigabyte to your non USB-C Retina MacBook

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/12

I was asked what I used to extend my Retina Macbook storage. Mine still has an SD-card slot so the sit flush solutions below work fine.

I could have used USB-3 to micro-SD card adapters that sit flush.

There are no USB-C to micro-SD adapters that sit flush, so they do not work for more modern Retina MacBook devices.

Via: [WayBack] Haha wow. Apple announced new Macbook Pro’s just little over 6 months after they did the last models. And now you do get all the stuff you wanted back then… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+ (except 32 gigabyte RAM, that’s for later).

Either [WayBackTranscend 256GB JetDrive Lite 360 Storage Expansion Card for 15-Inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (TS256GJDL360)

Or the adapter [WayBack] BASEQI aluminum microSD Adapter for MacBook Pro 15″ Retina (Late 2013 onwards) and one of:

–jeroen

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