OS X wisdom

I’ve been using Macs since 1985 (I make that 18 years) so I’ve felt at home there for a long time but OS X is a fascinating and foreign place for me, even a couple of years into the experience. So now I’ve got a copy of O’Reilly‘s excellent Mac OS X Hints next to the bed. So far I’ve learnt how to speed up iPhoto on our very old kitchen Cube (turn off the drop shadow), how to cd by dragging a file into Terminal (is that cool or what?) and how to speed up iMovie rendering (hide the app). This is a useful book.

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  1. you can also drag url’s from most browsers into terminals.

    So for example if you wanted to use curl to download a large file (much more reliable than IE) type ‘curl ‘ then drag the url into that terminal window.


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