Apple

Outlook for Mac keeps asking for password on Exchange

Posting it here because it took me forever to find the solution.  And it worked.  Once I did this, it stopped insisting my username/password was wrong and I haven’t had any issues since.

not sure why this solution is not being spread around more. But to fix this issue, what you have to do it add a “\” before your username. for example:Username: \domain\usernamePassword: whatever your password isMake sure you save to your keychain after. This has worked for me. Im not sure where I found this, but it was a lifesaver. Hope it helps for you!

via Outlook for Mac keeps asking for password on exchange. – Microsoft Community.

MacOS: Open a specifc URL in non-default browser or Fluid.

As I’ve mentioned, I’m a bit… ok… a lot of a geek.  One of the coolest apps available for MacOS is Fluid.  This basically allows you to turn any website into a mini-app.  Great especially if there are websites you visit for either personal or even business use on a constant basis.  Instead of having to hunt through various tabs / windows / etc, you basically turn it into it’s own app.  There are ways to approach some of the same features other ways, but this goes beyond a “separate browser window” with a number of really neat features and extensibility.  And, the apps can act totally separate from each other: which means if for business reasons you have access to two SalesForce instances, or for personal reasons you have two Facebook logins, you can have these as separate Fluid apps running at the same time.

One of the items that have come up is how one can click on a link and have it auto-open in a specified Fluid app and not the default browser – such as a SalesForce link?  There is a pay-for app that does it, but one of the responses at the discussion below talks about a simple Apple Script you can write that does it for you.  Only caveat is that technically that script IS your “default browser”.  However, if the URL you’re clicking on doesn’t match the criteria of any of the specific URLs you have in the script, then it does have a default browser in that.  The gist of the script is below.  The forum I found this answer is listed below as well, with the script source located on GitHub.

web browser – Open a specifc URL in Fluid.app – Ask Different.

Gist of Script:

on open location this_URL

if this_URL contains “facebook.com” then

tell application “<path to alternate browser/app>”

activate

open location this_URL

end tell

else if this_URL contains “www.linkedin.com” then

tell application “<path to alternate browser/app>”

activate

open location this_URL

end tell

else

— default browser here

tell application “<path to default browser>”

activate

open location this_URL

end tell

end if

 

end open location

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Changing Users Reading Habits as iPad Usage Declines – Mac Rumors

Personally, it has changed for me as well after getting the iPhone 6 Plus. I have the iPad 3, with no immediate plans of upgrading. There are times I still reach for it (ironically, those include when I want a keyboard), but they’re getting less and less.
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Changing Users Reading Habits as iPad Usage Declines – Mac Rumors.

Apple Customer Support Claims Apple Stymied by Phone-Switching iMessage Glitch – Mac Rumors

I ran into this before when a friend switched from Apple to Android.  The first trick I knew of, but the second I didn’t.

I work at a cellphone store. These two things usually do the trick. –

  • apple.com/support/appleid to unregister phone
  • Text STOP to 48369

via Apple Customer Support Claims Apple Stymied by Phone-Switching iMessage Glitch – Mac Rumors.

No More iPhone Numbering

I’m going to call it now:  Within the next two cycles (I’m really thinking this year), Apple will drop the numbering convention for the iPhone.  Seeing as the 5S is really the 7th phone and they’ve already dropped the numbering for the iPod and iPad line, it makes sense.  They will probably keep the “C” designation for the colorful-slightly-lower-end one.  Plus, it’ll help reset expectations about what’s coming out each year from the “X” model having new form factor and “XS” introducing new internal features.  People will be able to refer to which one they have by the year, just like cars, and just like they’ve been doing with the (i)Mac(Book) lines for a while now.

OSX – Set the default search to current folder?

Gee, who know it was that simple?

The Finder’s search bar is an integral part of my workflow. I am constantly using it to search the contents of files within various folders.

However, typing into this bar always searches the entire machine by default. In order to make it search just one folder, I have to click a second button.

Is there a way to change this so that it searches the current folder by default?

via osx – Set the default search to current folder? – Ask Different.

Downgrading the iPhone 3G and/or fixing the “1015” error

My issue was the “1015” and this fixed it.

If you updated your iPhone 3G to iOS4, you probably noticed how slow it has become.  Simple tasks such as dialing out and taking pictures have become painfully slow but this can be fixed by downgrading back to 3.1.3!  Also, if you keep getting error 1015 when restoring your iPhone 3G, follow this guide to fix that issue.  The video is detailed step-by-step so you don’t get lost in the process.

via How to: Downgrade iPhone 3G from 4.2.1 to 3.1.3 without SHSH | iHelpCorner.

Have Safari / Mac Ask Where You Want Your Download to Go

Apparently, there isn’t a way to have Safari ask where you want to save your files.  A creative workaround was discovered at http://superuser.com/questions/201298/to-prompt-a-folder-location-when-safari-downloads-a-file .  I’ve included it below with one minor revision:

  1. Open the Automator tool (you don’t have to know any code to use it).
  2. Create a new “Folder Action” type document. Assign the Folder Action to the Downloads folder.
  3. Add these actions (in order): Move Finder Items, Reveal Finder Items, Name Single Item. (Note: All I could find was a “Rename Finder Items”)
  4. Set the “Move Finder Items” action to use the Downloads folder as it’s default (or whichever folder you are most likely to move things to – I use Downloads because most of the time I’m moving files into an archive structure and want it to be easy to skip this process by just hitting Return and leaving the file in Downloads when I don’t do that.)
  5. Open the options for the “Move Finder Items” action and tick the checkbox for “Show this action when the workflow runs.”
  6. Open the options for the “Name Single Item” “Rename Finder Item” action and tick the checkbox for “Show this action when the workflow runs.”

 

How to Show User Library in Mac OS X

Just one of those useful tips:

Show User ~/Library in OS X Lion & Mountain Lion

Launch Terminal from Spotlight or Launchpad -> Utilities, and enter the following command to show or hide the directory:

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

The users Library folder will immediately become visible again. Reverting this back to the standard Lion setting is simple too:

 

Hide User ~/Library in OS X Lion (default setting)

This returns to the default setting of hiding the user Library directory:

chflags hidden ~/Library

Changes take effect immediately again, and Library becomes invisible to the user.

Update: temporary one-off solutions are also available for quick access to User Library in Lion

Source: http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/04/show-library-directory-in-mac-os-x-lion/

Firefox: Open multiple instances

If you want two instances of Firefox running, say one for your  normal browsing and the other to host “web applications” such as Hoot Suite, or your blog open all the time and pinned to a desktop/space, this will work.

First: commands for opening up another running instance of FireFox from the command line (The example here is given for Windows, but applies if adjusted accordingly for Mac OS X.) : http://kb.mozillazine.org/Opening_a_new_instance_of_your_Mozilla_application_with_another_profile
Another more complicated method here: http://mabouali.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/opening-multiple-instances-of-safari-or-firefox-on-mac-os-x/

Second, in Mac OS X, using the Automator: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/281372/executing-shell-scripts-from-the-os-x-dock 

Or Apple Script (actually uses FF as an example): http://superuser.com/questions/16750/how-can-i-run-an-application-with-command-line-arguments-in-mac-os
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Update:

Son of a gun… seems like the “assign to” feature would still apply to both instances/profiles.

Devil!