mdfind & mdls & Spotlight
Searching for files with Spotlight is awesome and you can actually use the power of Spotlight even in the console. But first let me show you some nice features of Spotlight.
Mavericks Wallpapers and Screen Saver Images
Have a folder with all the Mavericks wallpapers and screen saver images but without wasting a lot of space.
Brendan's blog » The USE Method: Mac OS X Performance Checklist
“Mac OS X Performance Checklist” is one of the best blog posts I have read in a long time.
Automatically Increment Build Number (CFBundleVersion)
David wrote this nice little helper that automatically increments the build version every time.
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 disabled folder back to the “normal” folder:
Did you know, that you can trigger your HotCorners with a modifier key?
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 this is quite easy to solve
To get mission control to pop up fast just write this to your plist file:
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.
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 going on on my network.
LD_PRELOAD and DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES
FreeMind is a mind-mapping software I recently started to use and I like it, so far. But let the webpage talk for itself:
To be able to use Safari’s search function you definitely should execute this cmd:
How to run FreeMind on Mountain Lion
If you try to run FreeMind on Mountain Lion you get this “nice” error message:
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 whether it should install Java 6. Apparently a lot of people have this problem and here is the solution how to solve it.
iTunes: sort albums by year instead of name
By default iTunes sorts albums by name instead of year for whatever reason.
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.
Getting rid of Java on a Mac
If you installed Java from Apple then you have the problem, that you have got a very old Version of Java.
Setting up a new Mac
Every time I setup a new Mac system I wonder “what else do I have to set/configure” so I decided today while setting up a new Mac that I will write down the (imho) most important steps, settings and applications. Thus I have a step by step list next time I set up a new Mac (: