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YouTuber
Jul 31, 2004


Is there a way to add in "Cut" to the contextual menu from right clicking? My Windows/Linux usage is showing and it's seriously agitating me when I want to move stuff around. I understand you can do Command+X but I may as well just do it all via the terminal if I'm gonna be using hotkeys.

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carry on then
Jul 10, 2010

[[self shit] post]




YouTuber posted:

Is there a way to add in "Cut" to the contextual menu from right clicking? My Windows/Linux usage is showing and it's seriously agitating me when I want to move stuff around. I understand you can do Command+X but I may as well just do it all via the terminal if I'm gonna be using hotkeys.

No. And where is cut available as a hot key and not in the context menu? Finder?

Zenostein
Aug 15, 2008

Alhamdulillah

If it's finder, dragging just moves unless you're going from one volume to another, in which case you also have to hold cmd. And when you forget that, you just press every modifier key until the plus goes away while you're dragging. Easy!


e. and cmd+opt+v moves a copied item (rather than pasting a copy), if you are allergic to dragging.

YouTuber
Jul 31, 2004


carry on then posted:

No. And where is cut available as a hot key and not in the context menu? Finder?

Yeah and the desktop.

Comfy Fleece Sweater
Apr 2, 2013

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE KUATO FAN CLUB 4/2/13-PRESENT

KUATO IS MY HERO! AMA!


IAmKale posted:

I think it's time I get a clipboard manager incorporated into my workflow. Is there one that'll let me bind a mouse key to bring up a window of previously-copied items underneath my mouse cursor? The idea being, I don't have to move my mouse away from the input box I need to paste the value in, I can just MOUSE-5 > click to copy > Cmd + V to paste.

The recently featured "Copia" kind of does this

I tried it and it seems fine but I was like "what kind of sperg would really need this ", and well, hi 👋

IAmKale
Jun 6, 2007

やらないか


Fun Shoe

Comfy Fleece Sweater posted:

The recently featured "Copia" kind of does this

I tried it and it seems fine but I was like "what kind of sperg would really need this ", and well, hi 👋
Why hello there Copia! This will work just fine for what I need

Choadmaster
Oct 7, 2004

I don't care how snug they fit, you're nuts!


So, I used to use Boom 2. When my computer died last week I migrated my account to my Mac mini. Boom decided it wasn't registered (fine) and then wouldn't accept my registration key (not fine). Apparently it's "in use" on my old (dead) computer, from which I obviously cannot deregister it. I contacted the developer though their support site a week ago and I'm still just hearing crickets.

I'm looking to replace it with a piece of software that is less lovely (in terms of support and registration systems).

All I've found so far is Hear, which I almost bought until I caught the little line at the end of the system requirements tab that says it doesn't work with Safari.

Anyone have any suggestions for something that will boost the volume from this tiny Mac mini speaker, that works with audio from every app?

Edit: I could probably buy a Bluetooth speaker to solve the problem, too...

Choadmaster fucked around with this message at Jun 14, 2017 around 05:57

Tenterhooks
Jul 27, 2003

Bang Bang

IAmKale posted:

I think it's time I get a clipboard manager incorporated into my workflow. Is there one that'll let me bind a mouse key to bring up a window of previously-copied items underneath my mouse cursor? The idea being, I don't have to move my mouse away from the input box I need to paste the value in, I can just MOUSE-5 > click to copy > Cmd + V to paste.

I know you're sorted with Copia but, for what it's worth, Pastebot has an option in preferences to have the clipboard history appear underneath your cursor.

Jolarix
Feb 28, 2004
Your reading skill has increased by +1 point(s).

Is there a way to make Tap to Click also work as drag?

On the new MBP, you can enable tap to click, but it seems double-tapping and then dragging doesn't work. For example if I hardware click the actual trackpad button, I can drag icons around the desktop. But tap to click won't let me drag.

FYI my force click / haptic is turned off. Hate that feature.

Zenostein
Aug 15, 2008

Alhamdulillah

drag options have been hidden in accessibility since like 10.9

trackpad options>with/without drag lock, three-finger drag are your options (for tap-to-click dragging)

IAmKale
Jun 6, 2007

やらないか


Fun Shoe

Tenterhooks posted:

I know you're sorted with Copia but, for what it's worth, Pastebot has an option in preferences to have the clipboard history appear underneath your cursor.
Wow, this is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for the suggestion, this works perfectly

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


I'm going to put 2 drives I bought from Don Lapre into a little DAS box, and preferably want RAID 1. It seems every box on the market has some bad reviews saying it just went bad one day and they lost all their volumes, so was wondering if I should leave the disks in the box 'as is' and have macOS do the RAID in software. Does this generally work pretty well, and prevents issues? All the most important stuff will be backed up separately from this drive, but anything I can do to prevent issues I'm up for.

BobHoward
Feb 13, 2012

Special Operations Executive
Q Section




You should do macOS or SoftRAID RAID 1 because those USB RAID enclosures use proprietary formats. If you ever have to recover from controller failure by moving the drives elsewhere, and you can't buy the same enclosure again, like those reviews complained about, you are out of luck. Software RAID means you are never tied to a particular controller; as long as you can get a computer to talk to the disks you are in business.

I mentioned SoftRAID up there (a commercial software RAID driver for macOS) only because Apple's Disk Utility has lost the ability to create an Apple-format soft RAID volume, even though the system will still mount and use them just fine. If you're comfortable doing the formatting with CLI tools, look at the man pages for 'diskutil'.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Cool, sounds like gut instincts are right and there's no major downsides. I probably could've saved a few $ getting a model with no raid onboard, but thanks to Amazon Warehouse I got a $120 model for $70 anyway. Only complaints people have had are the fan can die, but replacing the unit has been fine and the raid mirror was perfect and worked fine. If I take even that out of the equation, sounds like all should go smoothly. Thanks.

Pakistani Brad Pitt
Nov 28, 2004

Not as taciturn, but still terribly powerful...

I have an SD card inserted in my Mac. It shows up in Finder just fine, but I want to access it from Terminal. How can I find where it is located so I can cd into it and manipulate files?

Pivo
Aug 20, 2004



It'd be under /Volumes once it mounts.

Hint: You can drag from Finder onto the Terminal to insert a path.

Pakistani Brad Pitt
Nov 28, 2004

Not as taciturn, but still terribly powerful...

Pakistani Brad Pitt posted:

I have an SD card inserted in my Mac. It shows up in Finder just fine, but I want to access it from Terminal. How can I find where it is located so I can cd into it and manipulate files?

Answering my own question since I finally sorted this out on Google -- it's in /Volumes

Pivo posted:

It'd be under /Volumes once it mounts.

Hint: You can drag from Finder onto the Terminal to insert a path.

e: fb -- Also mind blown with the drag & drop tip.

Pakistani Brad Pitt fucked around with this message at Jun 20, 2017 around 17:10

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

HYPER-THREADING


Pakistani Brad Pitt posted:

I have an SD card inserted in my Mac. It shows up in Finder just fine, but I want to access it from Terminal. How can I find where it is located so I can cd into it and manipulate files?

Additional random tip: If you're going to do something goofy like use dd to write an image to it (like if you are playing with a Raspberry Pi) make sure you use
pre:
of=/dev/rdisk1
and not
pre:
of-/dev/disk1
(or whatever it ends up being) so it will go away faster, using the raw disk device.

Pakistani Brad Pitt
Nov 28, 2004

Not as taciturn, but still terribly powerful...

I was indeed playing with a Raspberry Pi, but in this instance just needed access to the card to create some files to ensure a headless boot+wifi connection. I suppose I could go about creating text files through finder, but I'm much more comfortable on the command line (except for that whole part where I couldn't find where my SD card was mounted)

The Milkman
Jun 22, 2003

Tender are the brains of someone that you love too much.

Lipstick Apathy

Is there an app/extension/way to send (audio) to a Chromecast from Safari? Chrome loving sucks

Yossarko
Jan 22, 2004



I was in an Apple Store and saw this image on a Macbook Pro poster / ad.

Does anybody know where I can find this as a wallpaper?

Only registered members can see post attachments!

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Does CrashPlan still use that awful java software? It was ok at best when I used to have service with them, but getting it off the machine was a level beyond using 'app cleaner' to the extent I use to have 0 byte unremovable files in the trash every time I connected an external HDD.

If it's still the same, what's a good affordable service for home users that has better software? Backblaze?

Dick Nipples
Feb 27, 2011

Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets.


EL BROMANCE posted:

Does CrashPlan still use that awful java software? It was ok at best when I used to have service with them, but getting it off the machine was a level beyond using 'app cleaner' to the extent I use to have 0 byte unremovable files in the trash every time I connected an external HDD.

If it's still the same, what's a good affordable service for home users that has better software? Backblaze?

Use Arq with Amazon Glacier. Arq is desktop software that can backup to a number of destinations.

Glacier is cheap - it's about $5/mo for my 800gb of backed up data (mainly ripped cd's).

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Ah I remember looking into Glacier, I remember seeing people say that recalling files from it could get expensive though?

I use Amazon for photo storage, which is the main thing I want to backup, but there's not much support for doing it automatically. A few apps can mount the account in Finder, but I've not seen anything further. Wonder if Arq might be compatible with that...

Dick Nipples
Feb 27, 2011

Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets.


EL BROMANCE posted:

Ah I remember looking into Glacier, I remember seeing people say that recalling files from it could get expensive though?

I use Amazon for photo storage, which is the main thing I want to backup, but there's not much support for doing it automatically. A few apps can mount the account in Finder, but I've not seen anything further. Wonder if Arq might be compatible with that...

Glacier is expensive to restore from *relative* to backing up. For example, I had to restore about 100gb a month ago and it cost me <$8.

If you are primarily concerned with backing up and don't need to continually restore, then Glacier is designed for you.

Note: part of what factors into cost for Glacier restore is how fast you want to restore. You can pay more to restore faster.

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EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Seems an interesting system, might work for me. Thanks!

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