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Final Cut Express 4 notes

I rarely use Final Cut Express, usually iMovie does everything I need. Whenever I come back to FCE though, I always forget how to do some of the simplest tasks. A few reminders for myself: To add a transition between … Continue reading

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Showing/hiding hidden files in Mac OS X Finder

Great tip here on how to show hidden files in Finder: To show, enter this command in a Terminal window:

To hide:

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Browsing (and deleting) old Time Machine Backups from another Mac

In general, most things on the Mac are pretty intuitive and easy to find/use/work out. Now and then though I come across some feature that seems to have been buried and only find it via someone else talking about it … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Tip: Scroll to top/bottom of page

Useful for long web pages: Cmd + Up/Down (from here)

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Start-up key combinations for Intel Macs

I knew a few of these but what I was looking for was the C key on boot to boot from an external drive: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1533

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Syncing multiple Dropbox accounts from the same Mac

Perfect – this is exactly what I was looking for. I didn’t follow the instructions as far as adding the two scripts to my Logon items, but creating the two Automator scripts that I can run when needed was exactly … Continue reading

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Re-enabling screen zoom after installing Mountain Lion

Go to System Preferences,¬†Accessibility, click on Zoom – ‘Use scroll gesture with modifier key’ option is deselected. Select it, and chose your key to enable the feature.

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2007-2008 Macs will be oldest models supported by OS X Mountain Lion

For the next upcoming Mac OS X release, Mountain Lion, the oldest models supported (depending on type) will be those released around 2007-2008. I have an Early 2008 MacBook Pro which I use as my daily machine, and it’s still … Continue reading

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Oracle release first Java development kit for Mac OS X

Up until now, official Java releases for the Mac only came from Apple. This week Oracle released their first version of Java 7 SE update 4 for Mac OS X. Grab it from here. Instructions for the install are here.

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Setting JAVA_HOME on Mac OS X

Some time ago I had set JAVA_HOME in my .profile on Mac OS X to the following:

To some extent this works, but it doesn’t apparently pick up your preferred JDK version that you can set via the Java … Continue reading

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