Category: "Mac stuff"

How to automatically start playing movies in QuickTime X

Apple has removed that features in Snow Leopard and QuickTime X has no preferences panel to enable this. So you need to go through the command line to get it back... In Terminal, copy/paste: defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX MGPlayMovieOnOpen… more »

How to enable X-Ray folder previews in Mac OS Quick Look

In Terminal copy/paste this: defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableXRayFolders 1 Then relaunch the Finder. Press space on a selected folder and admire :) more »

Make your mouse faster on Mac OS X

Make your mouse faster on Mac OS X
There’s 2 problems to mouse speed: The acceleration curve of the mouse mouvement which I’ve talked about before maximum mouvement speed The maximum speed can be set through the System preferences panel, but even when the slider is all… more »

How to control fan speed & noise on the mac pro

How to control fan speed & noise on the mac pro
Did you know there were actually 5 different fans inside a Mac Pro (early 2009 version)? They are named Intake, Exhaust, BoostA, PCI and Power Supply! By default, all of them turn pretty slowly; in the 600 to 850 rpm range! Which makes the whole thing pr… more »

How do I sync my macs?

How do I sync my macs?
If you have multiple macs (and an iPhone), mobile.me is a must have, of course, but it only syncs so much... basically: Address book Calendar Mail (but I'm using IMAP anyways) Safari bookmarks System preferences mobile.me does not auto-sync:… more »