Cut and paste in Finder

Mac doesn’t support Cut and Paste from Finder using: CMD-X CMD-V But you can achieve exactly the same results by using: CMD-C and then CMD-OPT-V This isn’t very intuitive as most OS’s use Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V, but the functionality is there if a little hidden. For a bonus tip: if you hold press ALT/OPTION over the open Menu Bar you will see alternative functions appear. There is at least one plugin on the App Store, that turns this into CMD-X, but to be honest, I don’t think CMD-OPTION-V too hard a combination to master....

18 June 2023 · 1 min · Mark

Open - command Mac terminal

Open, command Mac terminal: Most Mac users will know that the open command in the Terminal will open files in the GUI or open a directory in Finder for example open . will open Finder in the current directory, this is useful, but there are a few more things it can do including opening in a specified application. Here is the usage dump from the tool: Usage: open [-e] [-t] [-f] [-W] [-R] [-n] [-g] [-h] [-s <partial SDK name>][-b <bundle identifier>] [-a <application>] [-u URL] [filenames] [--args arguments] Help: Open opens files from a shell....

2 February 2023 · 2 min · Mark

Linux Mint Login Loop

The default installation of Linux Mint on my iMac went very well right up until the moment it didn’t. I don’t know the cause, but I did find a few posts online about the problem I had, namely a login loop: whereby the login screen appeared to accept the login details only to show a blank screen momentarily, and then return to the login prompt. There were comments online proffering a solution in the form of ALT-CTRL-F1 etc....

15 January 2023 · 2 min · Mark

iMac 2012 Recovery

I am currently in the process of resetting an old 2012 iMac after deciding trying to set up the Fusion Drive in there was too much hassle. I think it can be done but as it is a proprietary RAID setup I decided to reinstall MacOS and then use an external drive as a dual boot Linux/Mac setup. I had this before and it worked well enough, the only requirement was to hit the boot drive selector shortcut....

4 January 2023 · 2 min · Mark

Change Mac Machine Name via Terminal

I needed to change the name of one of my Macs remotely and this is the command to do it: sudo scutil --set HostName [NewHostNameHere]

22 October 2021 · 1 min · Mark

SMB Mac 11.3.1

Apple in its infinite wisdom changed the settings for Samba ‘SMB’ protocol and killed access to my NAS server, thanks Apple not like I wasn’t using it all the time. I found a fix online, don’t trust me check if there are any risks in this fix: Create or edit this following file and add the 2 lines to the file. ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf [default] protocol_vers_map=2

8 May 2021 · 1 min · Mark