Category Archives: OSX

Java and Homebrew on OSX

By | April 24, 2020

To get Java on a Mac, the basic command to run is > brew cask install adoptopenjdk This will install the latest “brew” version at /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/adoptopenjdk-xx.jdk For me, it was version 14. To uninstall it, just change install to “un”install.   To install a specific version of Java, run: > brew cask install adoptopenjdk8 You… Read More »

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Can’t see mouse pointer in Keynote

By | April 16, 2020

Now here is a needless frustrating head scratcher. You’re preparing for a presentation using Keynote but in presentation mode, you can’t see the mouse pointer. Now this situation is likely to occur when you’ve downloaded the newest version of Keynote because by default, the option “Show pointer only on slide with links or movies” is… Read More »

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Adding a spacer to the dock in osx

By | June 3, 2019

If you are wanting to organise your dock with separators, you can run the command below in terminal to create a spacer. >> defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add ‘{ “tile-type” = “spacer-tile”; }’ killall Dock A line separator can also be “installed” but this is creates vertical lines which is only suitable if the dock is horizontal… Read More »

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How to remove Java from OSX

By | June 14, 2018

It is actually a bit of a pain removing Java from OSX but by that I mean it’s only 3 steps instead of 1. Basically run these commands here: sudo rm -rf “/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin” sudo rm -rf “/Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefPane” sudo rm -rf “~/Library/Application Support/Java” Reference: http://osxdaily.com/2017/06/16/uninstall-java-mac/

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Opening up an application using terminal in OSX

By | June 28, 2017

If you have ever wondered how to open an application using terminal, the command is very simple. > open -a application_name For instance: > open -a Calculator.app Note that auto-complete will place a forward slash like this > open -a Calculator.app/ You will have to remove it. Your current directory in terminal should be the… Read More »

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How to Remote Desktop into Windows from OSX

By | December 5, 2016

I had the pleasure if installing Windows 8.1 onto a machine because I was having driver compatibility issues with Ubuntu. It was like taking a step back in time. Took almost all day to install windows 8. Then install the security updates, then upgrade to 8.1. What a mission. However, it’s good to be back… Read More »

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Renaming files in OSX with brew rename

By | October 25, 2016

There is a neat tool to rename files very quickly. Install it with brew via >> brew rename I had to remove the dot from this file name: 2016-10-24 19.12.15.jpg because the system that I was using was poorly designed and expected a file extension after the first period. I ran >> rename -nvs ‘.’ ”… Read More »

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