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Archive for the ‘MacBook-Air’ Category

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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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 »

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

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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 »

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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