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20140523

windows 8.1 useful shortcuts under mac boot camp

windows 8.1 useful shortcuts under mac boot camp

for norwegian users (mac with norwegian keyboard keys)


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CHROME
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MOVE TO TAB LEFT/RIGHT: fn+ctrl+arrow up/down

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INPUT
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BACKSLASH ( \ ): (right)alt+(right)shift+/

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NAVIGATION
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LINE HOME/END: fn+arrow left/right

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SYSTEM ACTIONS
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LOCK SCREEN: fn+cmd+L
PRINT SCREEN: fn+shift+F11


...more to come as i find more useful shortcuts


20140522

[SOLVED] mac boot camp windows 8.1 can't select text, context menu pops up

i installed windows 8.1 through boot camp on my mac (mavericks) and was having trouble selecting text because when i would select something, then hold left finger in to be able to select more text by using my second finger, a context menu would pop up right away when i tried expanding the selected text by moving my second finger.

i finally figured out how to configure the keyboard settings through boot camp so that text selection and expansion works as described above:

1. open "boot camp control panel" in windows


2. select the "trackpad" tab


configure it as shown in the image above:
One Finger > Tap to click: unchecked
One Finger > Secondary clickchecked > choose either Bottom right corner or Bottom left corner
Two Fingers > Secondary clickunchecked

click Apply or OK

20140516

mac boot camp install windows 8 - additional important info/steps

i originally tried installing windows 8.1 on my mac macbook pro osx mavericks and thought that a 32GB partition would be large enough, but after installing, there was only like 4GB left, os i started over and made the partition 80GB instead (i am going to install visual studio + some other large programs).

when boot camp loads the window install, i scrolled down to the partition i made while in boot camp in mac, selected it and clicked Next:

then i got this error message:
windows can't be installed on drive 0 partition 4


so i clicked the Format link (see screenshot above), and was warned that it was about to format the drive (this is normal)


click Next again:

then the installation proceeded as normal:

[SOLVED] gimp mac can't export png - saving failed, error while saving, could not save image

i installed gimp on mac and tried exporting an image to png, but got this error:
Saving '/Users/me/Documents/nick-cv-img2.png' failed:

Error while saving '/Users/me/Documents/nick-cv-img2.png'. Could not save image.

the solution was simple:

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/35363#comment110197

Menu > Image > Mode > Convert to Color Profile ...

Then just click "Convert" to convert it to "RGB workspace (sRGB built-in)"

Now exporting to PNG just works flawlessly.

thanks to Felix Yan (felixonmars)


20140505

mac - mule studio - where is maven home?

i'm testing out mule studio and got a warning/error about maven, that it needed to be installed/configured, so to find out where the maven home folder was, i ran this in Terminal:

mvn -version

which returned the following:
...
Apache Maven 3.2.1 (ea8b2b07643dbb1b84b6d16e1f08391b666bc1e9; 2014-02-14T18:37:52+01:00)

Maven home: /usr/local/Cellar/maven/3.2.1/libexec
...

i had previously installed maven like this:

brew install maven