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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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LD_PRELOAD and DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES

A simple LD_PRELOAD tutorial that works under Linux can be found here but to be able to use it under OS X you should also read this.

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FreeMind

FreeMind is a mind-mapping software I recently started to use and I like it, so far. But let the webpage talk for itself: FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it … 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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How to run FreeMind on Mountain Lion

If you try to run FreeMind on Mountain Lion you get this “nice” error message: “FreeMind.app” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash. To persuade FreeMind to run anyway you can type this command … Continue reading

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Java, the hopefully last round

I had a fresh installation of Mountain Lion and installed Java 7. The problem was when I tried to run StandAloneJava applications ML always asked me wether it should install Java 6. Apparently a lot of people have this problem … Continue reading

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iTunes: sort albums by year instead of name

By default iTunes sorts albums by name instead of year for whatever reason. Anyway with ⌘j you can set the sorting.

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Java a new round (round 7)

After fighting against Java 6 from apple I decided to install Java 7 and have a look into that. To say the least, I still feel quite nauseous so I keep this EXTREMELY short. To get rid of Java 7 … Continue reading

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