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Many Mac OS X / MacOX / whatever versions: Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/22

This has happened to me on most Macs with most Apple Mac OS X / MacOS / whatever versions: the built in sound controls for internal speakers and head phones fail to work (keyboard shortcuts and UI both fail).

The solution at [WayBackmavericks – Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard – Ask Different works, but be sure to require the kernel module steps:

open up a Terminal window and run:

sudo killall coreaudiod
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext 
sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

I am on a Mac that is bound to an AD Domain. The AD Domain has a 90 days pass…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/27

[WayBack] I am on a Mac that is bound to an AD Domain. The AD Domain has a 90 days password expiration policy. When will my password expire? $ cat bin/is-passwor… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

For my link archive:

Script copied to [WayBack] Kristian Köhntopp: I am on a Mac that is bound to an AD Domain. The AD Domain has a 90 days password expiration policy. When will my password expire?  · GitHub

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, Apple, bash, Development, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, Power User, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

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

via:

Posted in Apple, Fusion, 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 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, Virtualization, VMware | 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

via:

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 »

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

 
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