Open a terminal window and type:
This will display the number of words in the file.
In non-Word applications: cmd-arrow down; cmd-arrow up
In Mac Word: fn-cmd-left arrow; fn-cmd-right arrow
The best open source audio and video converter is ffmpeg. The easiest way to install is with Macports. A good introduction is found at http://howto-pages.org/ffmpeg/.
Two ways to see how much memory is allocated to running processes:
Run: Applications\Utilities\Activity Monitor.app
Open a terminal window and type: top
To get to the address bar in Chrome, just press Ctrl-L/Cmd-L and type your search. In Firefox, press and Ctrl-K/Cmd-K to get to the search bar.
So, you want a keyboard shortcut to resize the window, eh? Here's the Applescript to do it. I bound this to opt-cmd-M through Butler.
tell application "System Events"
if UI elements enabled then
set FrontApplication to (get name of every process whose frontmost is true) as string
tell process FrontApplication
click button 2 of window 1
--button 2 is the green "zoom" button for all applications
--window 1 is always the frontmost window.
tell application "System Preferences"
set current pane to pane "com.apple.preference.universalaccess"
display dialog "UI element scripting is not enabled. Check 'Enable access for assistive devices'"
It's a nuisance when you minimize windows and they all line up on the dock next to the trash. You can now minimize to the application icon on the dock.
The setting is under System Preferences > Dock > Minimize to application
To quickly launch an app, add the applications folder to your dock. Then when you click on it, a box with all your applications will appear. Here's the cool part: start typing the name of the application and it will magically be highlighted! Hi enter and your done! Works on all folders, not just with applications.
Here's how to find out the size of various directories on your system. Open a terminal window and type:
sudo du -hd1 /
The "/" can be changed to another location if you only want to see the usage of a particular directory.
Another backup option is Carbon Copy Clone, a donation ware program for Mac OSX 10.6.x.
To use this program to backup to a network drive, you have to create a mountable device on the network share. The best way to do this is to create a sparsebundle device (described in the previous post) and then attach it to your system as a device.
So, assuming that you've made the sparsebundle and copied it to you SMB share, you mount the share (this assumes an SMB share):
mount -t smbfs //user@server/sharename ~/share
This assumes you've created a directory called share in your home directory.
And then attach the sparsebundle:
sudo hdiutil attach /Volumes/Erador/ccc.sparsebundle
Now its a device you can select.
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