Tag Archives: mac os x

Forcibly eject CD on a PowerPC-based Mac

The Apple Mac has always been a piece of equipment heavily based around design. As a result, you end up with a beautiful piece of kit, but lacking in some simple functions; one of these being an eject button on the CD drive!


I have on numerous occasions found that I have inserted a bad CD, usually a bootable CD of some sort, and then found myself unable to eject the disc.» Continue reading...

Mac OS X: Show Hidden Files

By default, as you’d expect from any good operating system, certain system files are hidden from the view of the user. This is often for security or simply to stop the user breaking their system by moving/editing/deleting files that they don’t understand. In some cases, however, you may need to be able to view these files. » Continue reading...

About Me

nimraynn   26th May 2016   No Comments on About Me



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Hi, my name is Mike, also known in the online world as Nimraynn.» Continue reading...

Mac OS X

nimraynn   26th May 2016   Comments Off on Mac OS X


.breadcrumb-container {
font-size: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li a{
color: #ffffff !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
line-height: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li .separator {
color: #1e73be !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
}


/* Theme theme5*/

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 li {
display: inline-block;
margin: 0 14px;
padding: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a {
background: #00bcd5;
color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
display: inline-block;
font-size: 14px;
height: 16px;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px 10px;
text-decoration: none;
position:relative;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::before {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: #00bcd5 #00bcd5 #00bcd5 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: block;
height: 0;
left: -18px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}
.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::after {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) #00bcd5;
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: inline-block;
height: 0;
line-height: 0;
position: absolute;
right: -26px;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 .separator {
display: none;
}







Mac OS X: Show Hidden Files


By default, as you’d expect from any good operating system, certain system files are hidden from the view of the user.

» Continue reading...

“In order to continue the installation, please close the following application: iTunes”

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is finally out and so far, it seems pretty cool. There are a lot of nice new features that make a great OS even greater and it is will worth the £21 price tag! I’ve always liked tinkering around with some basic development and creating some small apps for myself that help me do what I want to do. Usually no use to anyone else, but they help me :) The one thing that put me off trying to develop anything for Mac OS X though was that by the time I came to actually be interested in tinkering with Mac development, Apple had started charging for their Xcode aplication. It was only a small price, but considering how often I’d use it, I wasn’t prepared to purchase it unless I was serious about development. I did notice though, that since upgrading to Lion, Xcode is now free in the Apple App Store, so I jumped on the opportunity before they start charging for it again. Read More...