At the moment my display setup consists of two 24″ monitors stacked vertically. Today I had a visitor and wanted to show stuff across my office desk and found the following gem regarding multiple display setups (from the Display Settings Help):
If more than two displays are connected to your Mac, you can specify that some are mirrored displays and others show the extended desktop. For example, if you have three displays, you can have two displays showing the same information and the third display showing the extended desktop.
Set up all the displays as an extended desktop.
Option-drag a display icon onto another display icon to mirror those two displays.
So now I could continue with my regular setup, but flip open the lid of my Macbook and use it show stuff to my visitor!
I just did my first fresh install of Mac OS X (Yosemite) in years and am writing this as a note to self + some possible help for people running in to the same problems as I have.
Will not install since it wants to put stuff in /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.box.sync.bootstrapper/, but can’t create that dir if i does not exist. So you have to create it.
Keyboard Maestro, Jitouch and others
In Yosemite, applications bundled inside an application or preference pane can’t add themselves to the Accessibility list in the Privacy preferences. To add them, you must browse to the bundled app, then unlock the Privacy preference pane, and then drag the app into the list.
Settings etc. can be found in ~/Library/Preferences/at.obdev.LaunchBar.plistand in ~/Library/Application Support/LaunchBar. Just need to copy these.
Keyboard Maestro can sync macros via Dropbox. Just need to enable it in the app.
MailTags / Mail Act-On
These apps can also sync their settings via a folder synced using e.g. Dropbox.
Color schemes can be exported.
Expansions (Sets) can be synced via Dropbox. Just go to preferences and change the location of the sets to a new folder in Dropbox and Typinator will ask if you want to copy the existing ones to that folder. Then you just use that folder on the other computer.
Here’s just a quick note to my future self (other people are free to take part of it too though).
When using the * character to unzip several files using the unzip command on a Mac, the * has to be escaped as unzip wants to do its file listing by itself, rather than having bash do it for it.
So instead of writing unzip *.zip, you would write \*.zip.
Also as a final note to self, to unzip several zip-files into e.g. the parent directory and also ignore any directory structure contained by the zip file + overwriting any duplicate files, one would write
Here is a better version of the Display in Marked.app service which does not need any customization. This version which uses a shell script in Automator rather than an Automator action + AppleScript was originally written by Brett Terpstra, creator of Marked.app.
Posterous seems to have problems with my attached zip-file, so I have hosted it off site: →Marked.workflow.zip
When I get to work, I connect my Macbook to a second monitor. However, in my case, if the monitor is not switched on, the Macbook cannot detect its ID (which lets it load the last set resolution, desktop background and physical arrangement). What I would have to do is to open the Display preference pane and click “Detect displays” which is quite annoying. Today I found a command line tool (which does the same thing), so now I just have to shift-cmd-enter to bring up my DTerm and type detectdisplays.