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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

MacOSX survival guide

Terminal preference;
1) Tab Startup, new window with settings: Pro
2) Tab Settings, Pro
  * Text, check everything except antialias text
  * Window, check only Active process name
  * Window, Background color, set alpha to >90%
  * Keyboard, check Use option as meta key
  * Keyboard, add end, page up, page down, home usage without shift modifier
  * Advanced, Delete sends Ctrl-H
(It's impressive how the terminal app is broken by default on Mac OS X)

System Preferences;
1) Keyboard & Mouse
  * Keyboard, check Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys
  * Keyboard Shortcuts, Uncheck Desktop (F11) and all the stupid shortcuts.
2) Trackpad
  * Enable Tap to Click and Dragging and Secondary Tap

Enable lock icon:
1) /Applications / Utility/ Keychain Access
2) Preferences
3) check Show Status in Menu Bar

French Canadian keyboard: