To install the Dell B1160w laser printer on OS X you need to download the Samsung ML-2525w driver.
1. Download the Samsung Driver for OS X from here.
2. Install the software (Printer Driver Installer.app).
3. Open system preferences > printers
4. Add a new printer, your network will pick it up through Bonjour as a Dell B1160w Mono Laser Printer
5. Under the select ‘Use’ box pick ‘Select software’
6. Search for Samsung and select ‘Samsung ML-2525w’
7. Click OK – try to print a test page.
Here are a selection of great OS X shortcuts:
cmd + shift + 3 – screenshot
cmd + shift + 3 – cropped screenshot
cmd + shift + 3 then press spacebar will crop the screenshot around the current window
ctrl + cmd + space – full emoji keyboard
cmd + ~ – switches between windows in same application
shift + option when changing volume uses quarter increments
cmd + option + shift + V – paste & match text formatting
cmd + space – shows spotlight
cmd + H – hides active application
cmd + opt + H – hides all windows not in focus
alt + backspace – delete a whole word instead of a letter at a time
control + command + power (eject) – system restart
cmd + shift + i (from a Safari or Chrome) – creates a new email with the URL of the page you were visiting in the body
control + d – replicates the ‘Delete’ key from non-mac keyboards
option + right click on a dock app to show force quit
option + click on wifi icon in menu bar to show wireless speed, strength and other useful details
Thanks to reddit.com/r/apple for some of these.
1. Using a USB cable plug your AppleTV in to your Mac/PC and open iTunes.
2. If when restoring your apple tv 2 you get the error 1601 try plugging in the power cable.
3. This may then cause the error 1602 on second restoration.
4. Now unplug the power and restore for a third time, this should now be successful. If your Apple TV 2 won’t boot at this point hold down the menu and play button when plugging in the USB cable.
5. Plug back into your TV and you should be at the setup menu. (When plugging into your tv and turning up your Apple TV may take a couple of minutes to initialise.
When opening iPhoto you get the following error:
“Your photo library is either in use by another application or has become unreadable”
1. Download iPhoto Library Manager from www.fatcatsoftware.com/iplm/
2. For your photo library Click file > rebuild
3. Wait for it to rebuild your library.
Not everything will be restored – for instance slideshows, books and calendars.
In OS X Lion Scrolling is set to ‘natural’ by default – meaning swiping your fingers up pushes the page down as is on the iPhone or iPad.
To disable this and set scrolling to normal:
1. Open System Preferences
2. Click Trackpad
3. Click Scroll & Zoom tab
4. Untick ‘Scroll direction: natural’
On new Macs shipping with Lion the dock indicator lights to show when a program is open are not enabled by default.
To turn these on:
1. Open system preferences
2. Click on Dock
3. Tick the box ‘Show indicator lights for open applications’
In most apps the esc key should work.
If not try CMD+SHIFT+F
If when using redsn0w to jailbreak your iphone you find it hangs at “uploading ramdisk” take the following steps to resolve the problem.
Close and reopen redsn0w
Before selecting your firmware open task manager and find the redsn0w.exe process. Right click this process and click Set affinity.
Uncheck CPU 0 in the Processor Affinity menu.
Carry on using redsn0w as normal and the problem should be solved!
This is problem caused by safari attempting to default buttons in the mobile browser to its own apple look. A simple fix can be done using CSS. First add a class to your input button tag in the form which you may already have put there:
<input type="submit" value="SUBMIT" name="submit" class="mySubmitClass" />
then in your stylesheet add the following to fix the issue once and for all:
To find out the UID or GID of a user in OS X:
1. Open the terminal
2. Type: id
3. This will show you the UID and GID of the currently logged in user.