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Archive for the ‘iMac’ Category

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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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

Posted in Apple, iMac, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Pro, Power User | Leave a Comment »

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 »

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 »

Office 2011 for Mac update pesky Window pops up every 10 seconds

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/27

From the “I hate my users” department:

  • This dialog pops up every 10 seconds
  • The Office 2011 for Mac update requires non-Office apps to quit as well

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Development, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, Office, Office 2011 for Mac, Power User, Software Development, Usability, User Experience | Leave a Comment »

 
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