Virtual Desktop Problem El Capitan

I recently noticed the virtual desktops or Spaces on Mac were not working as expected. They had become locked together and it was not possible to switch on one monitor without switching the second too. The problem is fixed by ensuring the check box next to Displays have separate Spaces is on under the Mission Control pane in the System Preferences.

October 14, 2015 · 1 min · Mark

Blender remote control with Actions.app

As much as I love shortcuts to take the strain of the mouse I sometimes wish they weren’t quite so obtuse. I don’t play piano and so struggle spreading a hand over some of the combinations Blender uses. Alt M for example is doable but hardly comfortable, while others would require a punishing regime under a trainer to achieve. To this end I decided to tryout the excellent app for iPad calledActions *No longer available....

May 29, 2014 · 2 min · Mark

Change iCloud Date Format

I just checked the iCloud web reminders app and was surprised to see the dates listed in the quaint but uniquely US centric date format; even the US military don’t seem to use it. At first I couldn’t see how to change it then I found it hidden under the Calendar app. Not very intuitive but there you go. Here is a screenshot you need to hit the Red Cog bottom left first though....

May 23, 2014 · 1 min · Mark

Users Folder Hidden after OS X 10.9.3

After updating Apple’s OS X to 10.9.3 you may find the /Users directory is hidden. This can be annoying but easy to fix and unhide it again just enter this command into the Terminal: sudo chflags nohidden /Users It will ask you for an administrators password just enter it and the folders should be visible again. While it may seem like a good idea to hide things in this case it is just a nuisance and of limited security benefit....

May 16, 2014 · 1 min · Mark

Using Hazel and loving it

Recently I got the Hazel.app for my Mac. I had heard good things about it and decided to give the trial a go. It didn’t take long to realise it is an amazingly useful tool. I have written actions now to move files all over the place and sort them in a sensible way. For example I use [r] at the front of images to denote renders so in this action any image that isn’t a render or a screenshot is moved to a directory Assorted Pictures and added to sub-folders using the domain name where I found it....

May 9, 2014 · 1 min · Mark