Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

How to Extend Apple Mac OSX to External Monitor Only

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Happy to get myself a 23″ LED monitor, never realize how convenient it is to use 1920 x 1080 resolutions, I can now multiple on 9 terminals at one time, crazy huh?

Here is how you can extend your Mac OSX display to external monitor only. Well, don’t forget you need an external keyboard to make yourself comfort at sitting posture ;)

  • on System Preference > Displays, choose mirror display
  • Put your laptop into sleep by closing the lid
  • Clicking and clicking on your keyboard/mouse to wake up your OSX, when it’s awake, your external monitor will become the only display
  • In order to wake your display on your Macbook, just press the keyboard on your Macbook

Unfortunately, I can’t find any tools/apps can switch the display to external monitor. If you found one, do let me know.

How to Set to The Best Mouse Sensitivity for Apple Magic Mouse

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

I couldn’t find my best touch with the Mouse Sensitivity setting for Magic Mouse in System Preference. Ended up I decided to write the configuration directly to the system config file. I find the value -31000 fit me the best. To set the sensitivity, follow the steps below.

  • Open Terminal, it can be found at Application -> Utilities
  • Enter line below
  • defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -31000

There is another application can do more setting on Magic Mouse. It’s called Magic Prefs. Download link is here.

How to Switch Active Windows in Apple Mac OS X Leopard

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

If you are new to Apple Mac OS X, you will be frustrated to find out how to switch between same application window like Microsoft Windows Alt + Tab.

By default, the OS X only does application window switching instead of active window switching with the short cut key Apple + Tab.

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Apple Mac OSX Leopard iSync Plugin for Nokia E71

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Just bought a new Nokia E71 mobile phone, the first thing i wanna do was to find out how to sync all my contact and calendar with my Macbook.

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How to Edit Cell in Microsoft Excel on Mac OSX Leopard

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Many windows user may know that F2 is the shortcut key to edit a cell on Microsoft Excel. I run native Microsoft Excel on Apple Mac OSX to do my claims, report, database and etc. Sometime it’s annoying on cell editing, especially when you want to edit the cell, need to move your mouse and double click.

Is there any F2 like short cut key on OSX Leopard’s Microsoft Excel?

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