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OS X Lion: Printing Multiple Pages per Sheet

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.

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mac: opposite of command m

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

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Firefox: Disable Auto Update

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

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Firefox: Start with Profile Manager

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

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OS X Mac System Icons Folder Location

The OS X Mac System Icons Folder is Located at /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/

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How I think Quicksilver Should Utilize “Recent Items”

So I have a trigger for Quicksilver that is Cmd+shift+Space which brings up a list of my most recent objects and items. This is pretty cool and helpful – set it up in the catalog if you don’t have it already. That’s great because most of the time you will use the same files and folders several times when working on something. But often times I want to compile, collect, and aggregate stuff – and I think this is where Quicksilver has a downside that could really be improved. This is what Quicksilver shows when I look in my downloads folder: What I would like to see is a way to select an item as normal in the first pane, choose the action in the second pane, and when a file is required, have the ability to see / choose the recent items as well as searching in the third pane. It might look something like this: Is that so hard?

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Xcode Install Assistant can’t be installed on Macintosh HD because Mac OS X version 10.7 or later is required.

Apple has now made Xcode free via the app store – unfortunately since Lion has been released they no longer allow anyone with Snow Leopord to download and install it from the App Store. You can download it from their website for free, but you must be a registered Apple developer – which will set you back $99/yr.

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How Do You Right Click With The Mac Pad?

either use two fingers or tap it in the corner or hold down the command key and click You can change that behavior in system preferences. use spotlight (top right) magnifying glass to find it.

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bash: send last command to quicksilver

In your /Users/user/.profile add the following: export HISTCONTROL=erasedups:ignorespace alias cpc=” history | cut -c 8- | tail -n 2 | head -n 1 | qs” The first line prevents duplicate commands in the bash history, and also keeps any commands starting with a space from showing up in history. The second line sets an alias of “cpc” which will get the second to last command (cpc being the “last” command), and sends it to quicksilver. Now, launch a new terminal window and type a command, like “ll -l”, and then type “cpc” and quicksilver should pop up with “ll -l” in the first pane. I find this most useful when I’ve just executed a long or complicated command and want to easily grab it, either to save it or modify it.

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