13 Answered Questions for the topic macos

Modifier key bug with Adobe Design Standard CS4 (Mac OS 10.6.6)?

When I launch the Adobe apps, they ask me if I want to delete the preferences file. I say 'no'. Then, when using the apps, none of the tools seem to work properly, eg in Illustrator, I can't move... more


Identifying .doc/.docx files that contain images?

I'm moving my notes to evernote. To this end I need to convert .doc/.docx files to rtf. The reason for this is that I have a script to import rtf into evernote. However, some of my .doc/.docx files... more


How do I install pip on macOS or OS X?

I spent most of the day yesterday searching for a clear answer for installing `pip` (package manager for Python). I can't find a good solution.How do I install it?

Can I change keyboard shortcuts for Redo in MS Word for Mac?

All Mac applications use ⇧-Cmd-Z to redo the last undone action. All, that is, except Microsoft Office. Office prefers that you use Cmd-Y instead. ⇧-Cmd-Z is mapped to something else – worse, it's... more


How can I quickly zoom in on the Mac OS X version of Word without having to use the menu?

(I'm using the Mac version MS Word 2011)I used to happily use the wheel mouse to zoom but, after upgrading to the Mac Magic mouse (using only finger slide movement to scroll and pan) I can no... more

How can I quickly access the Microsoft Word zoom setting on a Mac?

I get a lot of Word documents to work on, and the first thing I always do is access the zoom setting (View-> Zoom) and change the zoom to "Page Width". There's no keyboard shortcut for the zoom... more

How to get rid of large gaps in text in MS Word?

When formatting a document such as a resume, MS Word often inserts a large gap in the text--sometimes as much as half a page of blank space. When I try to delete the gap, moving the cursor from the... more


Copying files across computers using SSH and MAC OS X Terminal?

I'm trying to copy my .profile, .rvm and .ssh folders/files to a new computer and I know how to use the `cp` and `ssh` commands but I'm not sure how to use them in order to transfer files from one... more


Speeding up Lightroom?

I'm a photographer and work a lot with Lightroom. Which is obnoxious on a HDD. Given that I have an iMac, I really don't want to have to take it apart. My current HDD is a Seagate 7200 RPM drive... more
Macos Linux Unix Mkdir


Is there a way to make mv create the directory to be moved to if it doesn't exist?

So, if I'm in my home directory and I want to move foo.c to ~/bar/baz/foo.c , but those directories don't exist, is there some way to have those directories automatically created, so that you would... more

How to move Lightroom catalog to a new drive?

I use adobe Lightroom for all my photos and I am constantly running into space issues. I have been told not to move my Lightroom files by several individuals. Why is that? Surely there must be a... more


What is the difference between Aperture and Adobe Lightroom?

In terms of user experience, handling, expandability (support for third-party plugins such as Photomatix), ability to seamlessly publish to Flickr/Picasa etc?Apple has a temporary action - buy an... more
Macos Linux Unix Bash


How to run a shell script on a Unix console or Mac terminal?

I know it, forget it and relearn it again. Time to write it down.

Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.


Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.