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Archive for the ‘MacBook-Air’ Category

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 Power User, Apple, MacBook, MacBook-Pro, MacBook-Air, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac, MacBook Retina, OS X 10.9 Mavericks | 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 »

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 »

Installing PowerShell Core on macOS and Linux | Microsoft Docs

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/26

I forgot to blog about this before, but 2 months ago PowerShell core came available: [WayBack] PowerShell Core 6.0: Generally Available (GA) and Supported! | PowerShell Team Blog.

[WayBack] Installing PowerShell Core on macOS and Linux | Microsoft Docs is easy (one way is through homebrew:

$ brew tap caskroom/cask
$ brew cask install powershell

If you already installed a beta, then the steps are these:

$ brew update
$ brew cask reinstall powershell

Note that after installation, it is known as pwsh (at least one of the betas named it powershell) to set PowerShell Core apart from PowerShell*:

$ pwsh --version
PowerShell v6.0.2

Via: [WayBack] PowerShell Core 6.0 is a new edition of PowerShell that is cross-platform (Windows, macOS, and Linux), open-source, and built for heterogeneous environm… – Lars Fosdal – Google+

*pwsh versus powershell

There has been quite a discussion on the PowerShell Core repository on the rename, but I think it is for a good reason.

Too bad that during part of the beta, the old name powershell was used, but beta-time means things break every now and then.

PowerShell Core is sufficiently different from prior PowerShell versions to warrant a name change. This also makes it a lot easier to use them side-by-side.

Many other names (like posh, pcsh or psh) were considered, usually because of naming conflicts with existing tools (like posh) or easy confusion with existing shells (like pcsh and csh). A benefit on Linux/macOS is that it now ends with sh like virtually all other shells.

More background information is at:

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, CommandLine, Development, Home brew, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, Power User, PowerShell, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Reminder to self if I want to include an SD card in a Time Machine backup

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/26

It should be all automagic as soon as I format an SD card as journaled HFS, but in case it isn’t, here are some links:

–jeroen

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

 
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