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Stop Auto-Play Videos from Annoying You in Your Browser on macOS | Kirkville
But you can stop auto-play videos from playing on a Mac. If you use Chrome or Firefox, it’s pretty simple, and the plugins below work both on macOS and Windows; if you use Safari, it’s a bit more complex, but it’s not that hard.
safari  chrome  firefox  video  annoyance 
march 2017 by awhite
Tips and Myths About Extending Smartphone Battery Life - The New York Times
We teamed up with the Wirecutter to determine the best methods for preventing your phone from going dark.
battery  iPhone  annoyance 
february 2016 by awhite
NoName Scriptware
This AppleScript Application force-empties your Apple Trashcan. Especially useful if you have stuck files or folders in the Trash with permissions set incorrectly, locked Trash items, want to delete a stuck item, or trash items from other partitions. If you drop files or folders onto the Trash It! icon, it will delete them immediately. If you double-click on it, it will clean out your Trash can. This is the software Apple Tech recommends when all else fails (according to users)*!
applescript  mac  annoyance  utility 
july 2014 by awhite
PowerKey: Remap your Macbook's Power Key to Forward Delete
Use PowerKey to remap your Macbook Pro or Macbook Air's power key to a useful function.

Forward Delete ⌦ is the most popular replacement.
apple  hack  mac  utility  annoyance 
april 2014 by awhite
How to Enable AirDrop on Ethernet Connected and Unsupported Macs
> If you have a Mac that does not officially support AirDrop, or you wish to transfer files via an ethernet network, it is possible to enable AirDrop to do this.
mac  annoyance 
june 2013 by awhite
Apple Support Communities
> I just found the solution to this on another Apple community post. I followed the instructions and it worked after I relaunched iTunes.
> Open iTunes, click the iTunes top menu > Preferences > Advanced and click reset warnings and reset cache. Close iTunes and relaunch it. You will have a 'what's new with iTunes 10' pop up but once you close that - your problem should be solved.
itunes  annoyance 
may 2013 by awhite
How to Fix iCloud's Biggest Annoyances
> Apple's iCloud service is a handy and free option built right into iPhones, iPads, and Macs, but it's also a closed system that's hard to really tweak to your liking. Thankfully, you have a few options for making iCloud a bit more useable so you can step out of Apple's restrictive box and use it how you like.
> We've talked before about getting the most out of iCloud, as well as debated about whether iCloud is even useful to begin with. iCloud is far from perfect, but since it's a standard service on Macs and iPhones, we're stuck with it to some extent. You can fix a few of the bigger annoyances though, and doing so will make iCloud a bit more useable as a whole.
mac  ios  icloud  annoyance 
may 2013 by awhite
Hidden Cleaner
Clean Mac files from FAT/NTFS devices on eject.
mac  file  system  annoyance 
may 2013 by awhite
10 Terminal Commands That Every Mac User Should Know
Knowing some basic Terminal commands will enhance your experience of OS X. So here is my pick of the top 10 Terminal commands that every Mac user should know.
mac  console  terminal  cli  annoyance 
may 2013 by awhite
Apple TV: Hiding Unused Icons from the Main Screen
Love your Apple TV, but don't love all of the applications that come pre-installed? Then hide the ones you don't want, and enjoy a cleaner user interface! All you need is your Apple remote and a couple minutes of your time.
appletv  annoyance 
may 2013 by awhite
Delete unedited attachments in Mail
Gets rid of the files you've viewed, but not changed
mac  annoyance 
may 2013 by awhite
Adding Copy to Clipboard Rollovers in Contacts App via AppleScript
Apple's Contacts app includes a lot of great shortcuts for initiating different forms of communication. Just click an email address, phone number, or URL
applescript  mac  annoyance 
april 2013 by awhite
How to Make Windows Select Wired Connection Instead of Wireless Connection
> Normally when your laptop or desktop (with wireless in-built) is connected to a wireless connection and you connect a wired Internet connection, the network usage will still be from wireless connection. There might be instances where you want to be connected to wireless connection but want to use the Internet from a wired connection.
> You can make Windows use the wired connection instead of automatically using the wireless connection. To do this, open the Network Connections in Control Panel-> All Control Panel Items-> Network Connections. You can also access it using the command ncpa.cpl in the run command (Win+R). From the file menu, select Advanced-> Advanced Settings.
windows  networking  annoyance 
april 2013 by awhite
Turn off automatic attachment preview in Mail - Mac OS X Hints
Mail, by default, provides a preview of attachments in can read, such as graphics and PDF files. However, you can run a command in Terminal to turn this off.
apple  email  annoyance 
february 2013 by awhite
Can't Select Airplay Device for Output Audio - MacRumors Forums
sudo kill `ps -ax | grep 'coreaudiod' | grep 'sbin' |awk '{print $1}'`
airplay  mountainlion  annoyance 
december 2012 by awhite
How do I remove the iCloud-first behavior in Mountain Lion? - Ask Different
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false
mac  annoyance 
november 2012 by awhite
Hide Newsstand in a folder
iphone  ipod  annoyance 
october 2012 by awhite
Accessing iCloud Files More Easily : Clark's Tech Blog
There have been a bunch of blog posts of late on accessing your iCloud documents using the Finder. (Like this one) Basically you go to ~/Library/Mobile Document and access the documents there. You can  then use “Add to Sidebar” from the File menu to access it regularly. The problem with this is that the directory is a mess and wasn’t meant to be human readable. There was a similar problem with iOS Applications if you jailbroke your iOS device. The following is a short Python script that creates an iCloud directory in your home directory and populates it with real clean readable names that are symlinks to the real directories.
icloud  file  management  python  script  mac  annoyance 
august 2012 by awhite
wrapper for launchctl to simplify the syntax
osx  mac  cli  utility  annoyance 
august 2012 by awhite
Mac App Store - Jettison
Jettison automatically ejects external disks from your Mac before your computer goes to sleep and remounts them when it wakes.
utilities  mac  annoyance 
july 2012 by awhite
One Thing Well | Command Line Tools for Xcode
This package enables UNIX-style development via Terminal by installing command line developer tools, as well as Mac OS X SDK frameworks and headers. Many useful tools are included, such as the Apple LLVM compiler, linker, and Make.

Apple’s official version of the OS X GCC Installer I mentioned the other day.

Interestingly, Apple were directly inspired by the OS X GCC Installer project and worked with the developer to ensure their tools would work with Homebrew.
mac  osx  cli  homebrew  annoyance 
may 2012 by awhite
Disable warning when changing file extensions in Finder - Mac OS X Hints
defaults write FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool false
mac  annoyance 
april 2012 by awhite
10.7: Remove the Dock's display delay - Mac OS X Hints
defaults write autohide-delay -float 0 && killall Dock
howto  mac  osx  annoyance 
april 2012 by awhite
Disable “Reopen Windows When Logging Back In” in Mac OS X Lion Completely
You may have noticed that when you log out or reboot Mac OS X Lion, you get a dialog window with a checkbox next to “Reopen windows when logging back in” that restores all of your currently open applications and windows.

If you don’t like it and you’re tired of unchecking the box to no longer reopen the windows, you can use a third party script to render the feature useless. To clarify, what this does is disable the feature completely on a constant basis, regardless of whether that checkbox to preserve windows is checked or not, the windows will not restore.
howto  lion  mac  osx  annoyance 
march 2012 by awhite
Turn Off File Download “Quarantining” [OS X Tips] | Cult of Mac
Ever get tired of the dialog that appears whenever you run or access a file you’ve downloaded? It can be an annoying halt to a workflow, especially if you already know not to trust files downloaded from questionable websites. Here’s how to turn off the warning.
mac  annoyance  osx  cli 
february 2012 by awhite
The window restoration feature of Mac OS X Lion is one of the coolest features of Apple's new OS. Sometimes however, one might not want the windows of a certain application to be restored when launching it. Unfortunately window restoration can only be disabled system-wide and not on a per-application basis.

This is where RestoreMeNot comes in and provides a simple preference pane for disabling window restoration for individual applications.
application  lion  mac  osx  software  annoyance 
february 2012 by awhite
Mount and unmount external drives easily via AppleScript - Mac OS X Hints
I like to eject my external drives because they slow down my mac when they spin up, but I want to have an easy way to access them if I need to. I wrote a little AppleScript that will toggle the mount status of the drive (if it's mounted, it will eject, if it's unmounted, it will mount).
mac  applescript  annoyance 
february 2012 by awhite
Customize Notification Center To Fit Your Every Need [Video How-To] | Cult of Mac
Notification Center, one of the biggest features in iOS 5, is a great step in the right direction, but is somewhat lacking. In this video, I’ll show you some great tweaks for jailbroken devices that let you customize notification center to no end.
iOS  annoyance  iPhone  ipod 
january 2012 by awhite
Turn Off Requests To Use New Disks for Time Machine [OS X Tips] | Cult of Mac
If you don’t use Time Machine, you might notice that every time you attach a new and/or blank hard disk to the computer you get asked if you want to use it for backups. Here’s a simple trick that will stop that happening.
mac  apple  osx  annoyance 
january 2012 by awhite
MagicPrefs is a free application for OS X which aims to improve the functionality and configuration options of the Apple Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad and the MacBook glass trackpad.
It features the ability to bind a variable number of finger clicks, taps, swipes, pinch and other gestures to functions like Middle Click, Hold Down Both Mouse Buttons, Spaces, Expose, Dashboard, Recent Applications, Tweet, Read Tweets, Google Reader etc.
Touch Sensitivity implements a single point control for a number of factors impacting the algorithms of the taps, swipes, pinch and other gestures.
Tracking Speed adds the ability to increase the maximum mouse speed by an extra 200%.
Also featured is a real-time display of the fingers touching the surface of the mouse that you can enable to test and monitor the way the mouse sees your input.
apple  mac  mouse  osx  annoyance 
december 2011 by awhite
unDock- The Ultimate Eject Utility
Time machine is wonderful, but it makes a mobile Mac user cry- waiting for a backup to finish or cancel before we rush to a meeting makes life difficult. unDock adds a simple but critical piece of functionality to your Mac- an "Eject All" shortcut with super powers.<br />
Lives unobtrusively in the menu bar<br />
Eject all removable drives with a single click or key strike<br />
Cancels Time Machine cleanly if running a backup<br />
Provide your own AppleScripts to run when triggered
mac  utility  osx  annoyance  from delicious
january 2011 by awhite
GNag is opensource, free software under the GNU General Public License. The goal is to eliminate splash screens, forced intro movies, advertisements, non-browser based pop-ups and nag screens from installable applications. By removing these annoyances, launch times and interruptions can be significantly reduced. GNag accomplishes this by editing the registry, altering file system permissions, moving and renaming files (even those inside archives). By not cracking or reverse engineering the executables, GNag can remove these annoyances from games without the risk of being kicked by anti-cheating measures that detect modified software. If one wishes to view the intro movies, splash screens, etc. in the future, GNag can undo the changes made with a click of a button. For more information and a list of supported applications, please examine the readme. Select screenshots are available for viewing. Other information regarding this program can be found on the summary page.
windows  annoyance 
june 2010 by awhite
How to Fix Annoying YouTube Jumpiness in Firefox - Firefox - Lifehacker
Ever notice an annoying, persistent lag every ten seconds or so when you're watching a YouTube (or other) video in Firefox? Reader Bernard Sandberg has, and he's written in with a smart about:config that solves the problem for him.
firefox  annoyance 
august 2009 by awhite

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