OS X

OSX, Copy text directly from Quick Look

Copy text from Quick Look

Quick Look is one of OS X's best features. Hit the Spacebar when you select a file, and you'll see a preview of that file without having to open up an app. It's great, but you can't select any text when you're in the preview.
You can use the following terminal command in the OS X terminal app to enable text selection in Quick Look:

defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool true

killall Finder

OS X, show-hide hidden files

OS X, show-hide hidden files

Sometimes you need to see hidden files and folders in your system,
You could use the terminal:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean true
killall Finder
The reverse is
defaults delete com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles
killall Finder

Some more explanation here:
http://ianlunn.co.uk/articles/quickly-showhide-hidden-files-mac-os-x-mav...

OS X Beta seed program is now open to anyone

Apple has opened its OS X Beta seed program to anyone with an Apple ID, via the new OS X Beta Seed program. Simply sign in at Apple's beta site, agree to the terms and conditions (including a prohibition on sharing information about the beta versions), and activate the Mac you want to use with the provided Beta Access Utility. Once you're live, the beta builds of OS X will appear in the Mac App Store.

OSX, Keychain access "Access to this item is restricted" !?

Keychain fix it

Love keychain? its a great apple os x little app, and it just works!
Until today when I got a message: "Access to this item is restricted" with some code like -25320

OSX, Application not starting, start as root

Start Application as Root

Sometimes an application won't start as a result of wrong/corrupt permissions.
Whenever that happens you can unistall, repair permissions and reinstall the software...

But when you have no time and are on a deadline you can try launching the application after temporarily enabling root user on your machine.
You can find steps to enable root user here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1528

OSX, Drag and Drop via Screen Sharing

When connected to a remote Mac with Screen Sharing you can copy files by dragging them from a finder window to a finder window on the other mac. The drag and drop will automatically initiate a copy from remote mac to local and reverse.

Safari hacked at Pwn2Own, took more then 3 month!

Safari, hacked at Pwn2Own

At the Pwn2Own hackers conference this week Safari was defeated by Liang Chen, one of a pair Chinese Keen Team hackers, using a heap-overflow-and-sandbox-bypass combination that took three months to perfect. Sounds solid, Safari you are save :-)

OSX, Completely uninstall software under OSX

Just deleting some of the bigger application from the applications folder aignt enough to completely unistall software. If you want to completely get rid of all the application files you have to delete the preferences and application support files and sometimes more.
So to completely unistall software delete the application at the following locations
- Applications folder
- and look for any files and folders with the Application name you want to deletete at these locations:
/Library
/Library/Application Support
/Library/Preferences

OSX, What ar all those processes? a nice overview

Ever wanted to know what was was that process eating all your cpu time, here is an easy overview of the processes running on your mac.
http://triviaware.com/macprocess/all#Z

OSX, Quicklook Plugins?

I Always forget what was in that zip... Wouldn't it be great if Mac OS X's Quick Look would let you inspect the contents of compressed archives?
With the help of the BetterZip Quick Look Generator, it can.
http://macitbetter.com/BetterZip-Quick-Look-Generator/

Download it here, unpack,
- copy the BetterZipQL.qlgenerator bundle to your /Library/QuickLook folder
- restart the finder, or reset quick look in the terminal > qlmanage -r

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