Tag Archives: config

Improving the security of your SSH private key files — Martin Kleppmann’s blog

Read this great article: Improving the security of your SSH private key files — Martin Kleppmann’s blog. For my own convenience I just put all the important commands together but won’t explain anything. Again: Go and read the article. Reading … Continue reading

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Fixing TruePreview for Apple Mail 6.5

If you started Mail and it tells you that your plugin got disabled you have to move the plugin first from the disblaed folder back to the “normal” folder: mv ~/Library/Mail/Bundles\ \(Disabled\)/TruePreview.mailbundle ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/ after this you need to figure out … Continue reading

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Hot Corners

Did you know, that you can trigger your HotCorners with a modifier key? Source: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20130621130534978

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Disabling vibrate on new mail (iOS)

In iOS 6.x you can go to Settings -> Sounds -> New Mail And then on the top you can find a button for vibration and set it to none there.

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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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Script to automatically login to UpUnet-S at Uppsala University

If you want a small bash, zsh or shell script that auto authenticates you with Uppsala Universities UpUnet-S you can use this simple one liner, just add our username and password and up you go: curl –data “action=Login” –data “usergroup=UpUnet-S” … Continue reading

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How to fix slow Ubuntu in VirtualBox

apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential compizconfig-settings-manager dkms Install the guest drivers Open ccsm (from the console) and disable “Framebuffer object” option under “OpenGL” (be prepared that you can’t read little now, but if you activate 3D first, then you can even … Continue reading

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Safari search

Do be able to use Safari’s search function you definitely should execute this cmd: defaults write com.apple.Safari FindOnPageMatchesWordStartsOnly -bool FALSE As the name states it. Your search string doesn’t need to be at the beginning of the word.

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