Archive for the ‘mac’ Category

Displaying calendar on your Mac desktop

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

This is a very simple way to get calendar displayed on your OSX desktop (Tested on OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) ).

Hide Twitter app icon from the dock

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

This solution has been tested on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4.

It’s really quite simple. Change plist value of LSUIElement from FALSE to TRUE, and that’s it.

Here’s how: (more…)

Lion remote wake up (aka VNC sleep fix)

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Another bug I found in OS X Lion (is Lion the Windows ME of Apple??) is VNC/remote desktop issues when the screen is asleep.

Here’s the scenario: you have screen sharing set up on your lion machine, you go to work, your screen successfully goes to sleep in the meantime, you try to VNC into your machine and presto get TIMEOUT. Apparently on Lion the wake mechanism wasn’t designed to wake up on any VNC/screen sharing signal, so you’re out of luck here.


Change TimeMachine Schedule on OS X Lion

Monday, June 25th, 2012

So for Leopard I used a nifty app called TimeMachineEditor but on Mac OS X Lion it refused to do the job properly. So I decided to cheat the TimeMachine.

Here’s the gist of it:
1. Turn off automatic TM backups
2. Create a script file that manually runs TM backup
3. Put that script on a daily (or weekly) schedule.


VNC/Remote Control client apps review

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Here is a brief overview of the four VNC/remote control clients that I found useful.

First up is Chicken of the VNC.

It’s a dead simple app with no bells and whistles.

It’s a free program and it does the job quite well. There are no annoying ads or purchase reminders or time limits. It has decent options or profile presets. Connects to both Mac and Windows VNC servers. Should work with Linux servers as well, although I haven’t tried. (more…)

Take a screenshot over ssh in leopard

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

First you need to get PID of the login window:

ps ax | grep [l]oginwindow

this gives you something like
26 ?? Ss 10:23.68

where 26 is the PID

then get the actual screenshot:

sudo launchctl bsexec PID screencapture [options]

and voila! in fact you can set up a crontab to take screenshots remotely at specific periods