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I’ve been disappointed that the preview in the OS X Lion does not show multiple pages per sheet like Leopard and Snow Leopard did. I often do this to conserve paper when I’m printing lecture notes. With Leopard, I’m often doing this blind and get things out of order. Preview or Acrobat provide this functionality, but in Preview the functionality is hidden under the “Preview / Layout” dropdown option: To print multiple pages per sheet, first select the Layout option from the Print dialog. It is part of the menu marked “Preview.” Then, choose the number of pages which should be printed on one side of a single sheet of paper. With this example, there will be two pages on each side, for a total of four pages on a single sheet of paper when duplexed. You can also optionally set the layout direction, and whether a border should be printed around each individual page.
use the Command-Tab shortcut to get to the application. With the application selected press the Option key and release the Command key. One minimized window of the application will become un-minimized (if you have more than one minimized application window, you have to un-minimize the other windows the old fashioned way). Alternatively you can use a utility like FastScripts to assign a keyboard shortcut to an Applescript file. I have set up Cmd+Option+M to run the following script which seems to work fine for most applications on OS X Lion: tell application (path to frontmost application as text) try set miniaturized of windows to false — most apps end try try set collapsed of windows to false — Finder end try end tell — Hack from willshouse.com to make sure Finder really does unminimize windows if (name of (info for (path to frontmost application)) as text) is “Finder.app” then try tell application “Finder” set collapsed of windows to false — Finder end tell end try end if
There are two methods to Disable Auto Update in Firefox: Firefox: Disable Auto Update Method 1 Go to the “Tools” menu (in the menu bar) and choose Preferences / Options. On Mac OS X Go to the “Firefox” menu bar and choose preferences or press cmd+, Choose the “Advanced” tab and the “Update” sub tab, and then choose one of the options: Install updates automatically (recommended) Download update but let me choose whether to install them Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them Never check for updates (not recommended) Firefox: Disable Auto Update Method 2 In your browser bar type in about:config and press return. Type in app.update.auto to filter results, and look for the boolean entry. Set this to: true – firefox will auto update (default setting) false – firefox will not update automatically
Firefox: Start with Profile Manager in OS X /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -profilemanager Firefox: Start with Profile Manager in Linux ./firefox -profilemanager Firefox: Start with Profile Manager in Windows Try one of these commands, either in the run dialog box or in the command line: firefox.exe -profilemanager firefox.exe -P “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -P “C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -P
You may have noticed that when you log out or reboot Mac OS X Mavericks, you get a dialog window with a checkbox next to “Reopen windows when logging back in” that restores all of your currently open applications and windows. If you don’t like it and you’re tired of unchecking the box to no longer reopen the windows, you can use a third party script to render the feature useless. To clarify, what this does is disable the feature completely on a constant basis, regardless of whether that checkbox to preserve windows is checked or not, the windows will not restore. You may have noticed that when you log out or reboot Mac OS X Mavericks, you get a dialog window with a checkbox next to “Reopen windows when logging back in” that restores all of your currently open applications and windows. If you don’t like it and you’re tired of unchecking the box to no longer reopen the windows, you can use a third party script to render the feature useless. To clarify, what this does is disable the feature completely on a constant basis, regardless of whether that checkbox to preserve windows is checked or not, the windows will not restore. ** instructions ** create a new file called /tmp/loginfix.sh in your temporary directory touch /tmp/loginfix.sh add two lines into that file to tell it to remove login window files: echo ‘#!/bin/sh’ > /tmp/loginfix.sh echo ‘rm -f /Users/*/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.loginwindow.*’ >> /tmp/loginfix.sh make that file owned by the system: … Continue reading