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Archive for the ‘OSX Yosemite’ Category

OS X Mountain Lion and up: Zoom content on the screen

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/27

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I didn’t know this was built-in since Mountain Lion and up, but it is, is startable from the keyboard and it’s tremendously convenient when presenting: [WayBack]: OS X Mountain Lion: Zoom content on the screen.

TL;DR:

  1. System Prefrecences
  2. Accesibility
  3. Zoom
  4. Checkbox

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Maverick, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Sierra, OSX Yosemite, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X – Hardware Monitor Help: remove com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/13

Just in case you have this driver installed:

$ kextstat -kl | awk '!/com\.apple/{printf "%s %s\n", $6, $7}'
com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring (9.0)

[WayBackHardware Monitor Help shows how to remove it:

  1. Ensure you are logged in as user with administrative rights.
  2. Use the Finder to open the folder Library at the topmost level of your system volume, and inside it, the folder StartupItems. If the driver is still installed, you will see the folder BRESINKx86Monitoring at this location.
  3. Drag the folder BRESINKx86Monitoring to the Trash. OS X may ask for your administrator password.

–jeroen

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

Running your Mac Mini headless by faking a display for it (HDMI 1080p/4K or Thunderbolt VGA); similar for DVI

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/28

CompuLab 4K Display Emulator (fit-Headless 4K)

CompuLab 4K Display Emulator (fit-Headless 4K)

The MacMini is a bit dumb as it won’t enable the GPU when there is no display attached. Which means headless operation is cumbersome as display rendering is very slow.

There are a few tricks of which the off-the-shelve HDMI solutions work best.

You can buy them at Amazon:

CompuLab Display Emulator (fit-Headless)

CompuLab Display Emulator (fit-Headless)

Sources:

Basically the trick to simulate a monitor with a dummy load works for other display connectors as well (most of them work fine with 75 ohm resistors, usually a bit lower or higher works just as well):

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Posted in Apple, Mac, MacMini, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Maverick, OSX Yosemite, Power User | Leave a Comment »

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 »

 
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