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Archive for the ‘MacBook-Pro’ Category

How-To: Automatically change your Mac’s display resolution when running specific apps [Video] – via: 9to5Mac

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/11

Yet another reason I love SwitchResX: : How-To: Automatically change your Mac’s display resolution when running specific apps [Video] | 9to5Mac

A few years ago, SwitchResX helped me switch my Mac machine to 1360×768 and 1888×1062 « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Maverick, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OSX Yosemite | Leave a Comment »

The strange case of some applications not being able to copy/paste on the Mac OS X clipboard

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/07/19

I’ve not tracked down the cause yet, but these seem to be related:

  1. The Mac OS X build of Atom IO
  2. WinBox v 3.4 WineBottle version from Winbox for Mac in an embedded Wine environment – Joshaven.com
  3. pbcopy / pbpaste that allow command-line copy/pasting
  4. none of these being able to copy/paste any more and return error level 1 like terminal – pbcopy exits code 1, no error message – Ask Different but not even running tmux or screen which means this solution does not apply: ChrisJohnsen/tmux-MacOSX-pasteboard: Notes and workarounds for accessing the Mac OS X pasteboard in tmux sessions.
  5. I didn’t have Mouse Keys turned on
  6. Other applications (Chrome, FireFox, TextEdit, Finder, etc) still being able to copy/paste between each other

I’ve “fixed” 4. by doing this as recommended at osx – Copy and Cut sometimes don’t work – Ask Different:

launchctl list | grep com.apple.pboard

If the pboard daemon is running, then stop and start it. If it’s not running, start it:

launchctl stop com.apple.pboard
launchctl start com.apple.pboard

Now 4. works again if I restart each application, 6. still works, but these applications still cannot copy/paste to 1. 2. and 3.

What does work is a full reboot, but that takes a while (especially Chrome re-loading lots of Windows: I need to get more organised here).

It might be that I need to restart each application in 6.

Grrr…..

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Atom, iMac, Internet, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MikroTik, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Maverick, OSX Yosemite, Power User, Routers, Text Editors, tmux | 4 Comments »

munki/createOSXinstallPkg: Tools for packaging OS X installers – upgrade Mac OS X from InstallESD.dmg

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/12

You can use this package to install OS X on an empty partition, but perhaps more interestingly, you can also use it to upgrade existing OS X installations to a newer version of the OS X. There are many tools and workflows that support the installation of Apple packages; you can use these together with an OS X installation package to upgrade machines to the latest version of OS X.This is especially interesting when used with tools like Munki — you can automate the upgrade of a group of machines while still preserving user data, or offer an upgrade as a “Self-Service”-type option where a user can initiate an OS X upgrade themselves without needing to have administrative rights.

I will probably need this one day.

Source: munki/createOSXinstallPkg: Tools for packaging OS X installers

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Maverick, OSX Yosemite, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X: “fzsftp could not be started” when connecting over SFTP

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/02

A while ago I had a “fzsftp could not be started” error using FileZilla on Mac OS X.

From the search results, it wasn’t exactly clear what I did wrong, as the “Show Package Contents” context menu showed “…/Contents/MacOS/fzsftp”

Then I remembered I got a bit confused with all the FileZilla updates coming out and renaming it to contain a version number (I do that with many applications so I can keep old versions allowing me to quickly revert to an older version if there are version compatibilities).

Renaming FileZilla.3.16.x.app back to FileZilla.app solved the issue: apparently FileZilla has a hardcoded dependency on exactly that name. I got there because of the hint about spaces in directories from this thread: fzsftp could not be started – FileZilla Forums

This was before Mac OS X El Capitan; with that version you have to set permissions correctly as well: fzsftp could not be started – Kruyswijk-ICT BV

–jeroen

 

Posted in Apple, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Mountain Lion, OSX Yosemite, Power User, Security | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X: restarting Tunnelblick when it isn’t responding any more

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/31

In addition to my post about Mac OS X: restarting Google Drive when it shows a spinning wheel, restarting a hanging Tunnelblick is even easier:

killall Tunnelblick
open -a Tunnelblick

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, bash, Development, iMac, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Maverick, OSX Yosemite, Power User, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

 
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