Category Archives: OSX

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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