Friday, December 5, 2014

Rename a Group of Files in Yoesmite

In previous OSX, you need to use Automator to help you to change the name file of a group of files.

But in Yoesmite,
you can easily do it by Finder.
1. Highlight all your files.
2. Right-click and select "rename items"
3. A select "format" dropdown to apply a new nomemnclature to the whole list.

Re-size Your Windows in Yosemite

In Yoesmite,
If you click the green button, it will make your current windows expands to full screen.

But you just want the "old" way, how to do it ?

You just need to hold down the option key when clicking green button.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Where is "Network Utility" in Yosemite ?

  1. Open Finder
  2. Under go menu
  3. click "go to Folder"
  4. Enter  /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications

Then, you will find it.

Mac OS X Useful Keyboard Shortcut. Tips and Tracks !

COMMAND + C                 Copy
COMMAND + V                 Paste
COMMAND + X                 Cut
COMMAND + A                 Select All
COMMAND + Z                  Undo
COMMAND + S                  Save
COMMAND + F                  Find
COMMAND + Q                 Quit Program
COMMAND + W                Close Window (program is not quit)
COMMAND + TAB            Program Switch
CTRL + SPACE                   Open SPOTLIGHT

Mac OS X Screen Capture Useful Shortcut. Tips and Tracks !

Mac OS X Screen Capture Useful Shortcut:

  1. COMMAND+SHIFT+3:Capture Full Screen
  2. COMMAND+SHIFT+4:Screen capture with custom size and location
  3. COMMAND+SHIFT+CONTROL+3:Capture Full Screen and keep in clipboard
  4. COMMAND+SHIFT+CONTROL+4:Screen capture with custom size and location, keep in clipboard
  5. COMMAND+SHIFT+4 and then SPACE:Capture selected window

Item 4, 5 are useful and I don't know before :P

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Parallels : Change 64GB Default Harddisk when Installing OS X as VM

In Parallels Desktop, do the following :

  1. Create a new virtual machine using "Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or image file", click Continue
  2. Select Mac OS X, click "Customize settings before installation",
  3. Set the name and location of the VM, click Continue 
  4. Click Hardware, Hard Disk 1, click the [-] button to remove the hard disk 
  5. Click "Move to Trash" 
  6. Click [+], select Hard Disk, Type: Existing image file, choose file path of the new .hdd file. Or create a new image file
  7. Select a new image file and resize the file system that you want!

Easy, right ?

Friday, October 10, 2014

iPhone: No Camera was found when connecting to OS X

Problem: When connecting iPhone/iPad to OS X, it prompt a window "No camera was found".


  1. Open "Image Capture" from "utility"
  2. Connect iOS device to OS X.
  3. Click the "triangle" in left hand.
  4. It will expand a pull down manual for choosing default app to open when the iOS device connected.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Create a drop-down list with color - Microsoft Excel in Mac

  1. On a new worksheet, type the values that you want to appear in your drop-down list. They should be in a single column or row without any blank cells (for easy to use, it is recommended to sort your values).
  2. Select all of your values, right-click, and then click "Define Name"
  3. Then it will prompt up a "New Name" window. Type a name for the values of your drop-down list and then click "OK". (No space in the name. )
  4. Select the cells that you want to have drop-down list.
  5. Click Data Validation.
  6. In the settings tab, select "List" from Allow box
  7. From the source field, type equal sign (=) and immediately followed by the name you defined in step 3.
  8. Click OK to confirm.
Apply the Conditional Formatting to color coded the drop-down list values.

  1. Highlight the cells you want to have drop-down list.
  2. Then click "Conditional Formatting" --> New Rule.
  3. Select "format only cells that contain"
  4. Edit your condition in the session called "Edit the Rule Description".
  5. Click "format" button to select your desired color in cell.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mac Excel (in Microsoft Office) -- increase numbers +1 by dragging

You just need to do the following:

  1. Highlight a cell 
  2. Move your curse to the lower right hand corner so that the curser will change to a "cross" with dark in colour
  3. Move the curser down by dragging the cell with  "alt/option" key on hold
  4. Next cell will have a value increased by one from previous value. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

How to Export Photos from iPhoto to Hard Drive

  1. Select your photos
  2. Go to File --> Export 
  3. Or shortcut "shift + commend + e".

How to disable the automatic launch of EOS Utility - Mac

  1. Go to Applications > Image Capture
  2. In the lower left corner of the window, it will give you the option to pick what program. 
  3. Click on the one you want to change and in the lower left corner of the window it will give you the option to pick what program

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Screen Capture with Shadow !? You Don't Like it ?

Using Mac OS X, you can press "command Shift 4" , then you can capture any area of your screen.

But it seems that the default setting make your capture have shadow.

If you don't like it , you can do the following:

Open "terminal"

Enter the following:

defaults write disable-shadow -bool true

And then:

killall SystemUIServer

If you want to fall back , you can .....

defaults write disable-shadow -bool false

And then:

killall SystemUIServer

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Where is the zoom slider for images in Finder?

In Finder window
Finder --> View --> Show status bar

You will see the slide bar at bottom of  your right hand corner.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Evernote: Offline Viewing (Offline Notebooks in IOS device)

First you need to pay for Premium account in Evernote.
Offline Notebooks: you can access your notebooks (and all the notes inside) even you don't have Internet connection.

How to ?

  1. Go to "Notebooks" from the left hand side (green) menu.
  2. Click "Edit" from the the left hand side menu at the top right corner of the menu.
  3. Click the "information" icon (a circle with "i") besides the notebooks that you want to have offline viewing
  4. Slide the button besides "Make Available Offline".

Then you can view all the notes under that notebook even you don't have any Internet connection. But you need to sync once before you can have a offline viewing.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Evernote: Offline Notes in IOS device

First you need to pay for Premium account in Evernote.
Offline Notebooks: you can access you notes even you don't have Internet connection.

How to ?

Add your note to favourite (by click the star), then you can access the note even offline.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MS Excel 2011 -- Change Date Time field to Date

Change the date time field to date, do the following in the cell

=Text(B2, "yyyy-mm-dd")

B2 is the cell with date time field.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Zoom Content on the Screen or Magnify Content on the Screen

Turn Zoom on or off option + command + 8
Zoom in option + command + =
Zoom out option + command + -

Friday, January 3, 2014

How to rename a file or folder in Mac OS X

  1. Highlight the file or folder that you want to rename, then hit "return" key.
  2. Rename a file or folder via command line
    1. mv oldfilename newfilename