Monthly Archives: May 2013

Finding the right LaTeX packages

If you have little space on your machine and therefore want to install the LaTeX Basic package (which is only around 150MB instead of a couple of GB) you might run into problems that packages are missing but with tlmgr … Continue reading

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Mission Control

To get mission control to pop up fast just write this to your plist file: defaults write com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration -float 0.1; killall Dock And with defaults delete com.apple.dock expose-animation-duration; killall Dock you can get back to default setting.

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Mac OS X is updating your preferences in the background

Recently I noticed that a config file of Safari gets updated every now and then even if Safari is not running. The same goes for a configuration file: /Users/hashier/Library/SyncedPreferences/com.apple.Safari.plist /Users/hashier/Library/SyncedPreferences/com.apple.syncedpreferences.plist These two files are not directly readable with e.g. cat … Continue reading

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Who opens my UPnP ports?

Recently I turned on UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) to play a bit with it and instantly noticed that someone/something opened some ports in my router and forwarded them to my machine. So of course I wanted to know what’s … Continue reading

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