This has already been blogged quite a few times by people, however I regularly have to google how to Show hidden files on Mac OS every time I re-build my Mac or buy a new one. Thanks to OSXDaily for the original information. Show Hidden Files on Mac OS X Launch terminal defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder Make sure you restart the finder by doing the killall command. If you want to hide the files again, follow these instructions: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finder Not much too it, just wish I could remember the command!
This little easter egg has apparently been around for a while, but I never knew about it. To enable the hidden easter egg in VMware Fusion 3, hold down Shift-Control-Command-Option and press V. You will then be relieving your childhood playing pong. This is really cool.
Today I have been working on a document using dropbox. I now have a conflicted copy saved by my colleague and I wanted to know how to compare the differences. Now the long way is to do a stare and compare, however I knew that the Windows version of Word offered a compare facility. I started looking at the options in Mac Word. The following steps are how to compare two documents using Microsoft Word 2010 for Mac Open both the documents you want to compare Select Tools Goto Track Changes Select Compare Documents… You are prompted with a window where you can select the two documents to compare Click Ok The documents will be compared and merged into a new document. Really easy.
Lately I have been having issues with the screen in my VM running under Fusion flickering. This is particularly annoying when working in Visio and trying to draw up a diagram. It is not good for the eyes The below screenshot shows the issue I have been experiencing: To stop the flicker enter the VM settings and turn off 3D Acceleration under the Display configuration. You will need to Power off the VM before you can make this change. Once the VM is powered on the screen will no longer flicker, therefore saving your eyesight
I never realised how much I rely on Tweetdeck until today when all my columns became corrupted and I could no longer receive tweets through it. I tried the usual delete the app etc, but this did not work, every time I re-installed, when it loaded it had the same problems! This was so frustrating. I even tried removing Adobe AIR with no success! In the end I managed to resolve the issue, by following the steps listed below. Delete TweetDeck.app from your application folder Delete any file or folder named TweetDeck under “home/Library/Preferences/TweetDeck” Re-install TweetDeck Quite easy really, but took me a while to find the TweetDeck preferences files. Please bear in mind that removing these files will delete any of your searches or saved columns. Not a big deal for me, but I know other people have hundreds….