Saturday, October 22, 2011

Notepad for Mac

Change TextEdit to be a plain text editor (like notepad for windows)


    1. Open TextEdit.
    2. Choose Preferences from the TextEdit application menu.
    3. Click the Plain Text radio button for New Document Format.
    4. Under Saving, click the checkbox to turn off "Append '.txt' extension to plain text files."
    5. Under Rich text processing, click the checkbox to turn on "Ignore rich text commands in HTML files."
    6. Be sure the checkbox for "Wrap to Page" is deselected (Figure 1).

Best Notepad++ Mac Alternative = Komodo Edit [simple, color coding, auto-complete]

Mac OS X App not Installing

 the following disk images couldn't be opened
dmg not recognized

file probably not fully downloaded from the internet

Windows in Mac: VirtualBox (free alternative to VMware)


VirtualBox is the best free alternative to VMWare. VirtualBox is a full featured free and open source virtualization software. VirtualBox comes from SUN (now Oracle), so you can expect industry standard commercial features, but still free.  VirtualBox supports almost all popular operating systems, including, Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris.

Mac OSX vs. Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Spotlight / Searchcommand + space barCtrl + F
Folder Shortcutcommand + option THEN dragRight click drag & drop
Backspace (left character)deletebackspace
Delete (right character)fn + deletedelete
Homecommand + UP arrow

fn + LEFT arrow
Endcommand + DOWN arrow

fn + RIGHT arrow
Page Upoption + UP arrowpage up
Page Downoption + DOWN arrowpage down
Hard Drive Desktop ShortcutFinder >Preferencesright click drag & drop
Refreshcommand + RF5
Select List of Files FilesSHIFT click 1st file THEN
SHIFT click the last
1st file
last file
Select Multiple Filescommandctrl

Screen Shot Entire Screen      command + shift + 3            alt + print screen

Screen Clip                             command + shift + 4            windows + s

Get Info/Properties                  command + i                        right click + properties

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Windows Desktop Folder Redirect

Folder Redirection Overview
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Folder Redirection

User settings and user files are typically stored in the local user profile, under the Users folder. The files in local user profiles can be accessed only from the current computer, which makes it difficult for users who use more than one computer to work with their data and synchronize settings between multiple computers. Two technologies exist to address this problem: Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection. Both technologies have their advantages, and they can be used separately or together to create a seamless user experience from one computer to another. They also provide additional options for administrators managing user data.
Folder Redirection lets administrators redirect the path of a folder to a new location. The location can be a folder on the local computer or a directory on a network file share. Users can work with documents on a server as if the documents were based on a local drive. The documents in the folder are available to the user from any computer on the network. Folder Redirection is located under Windows Settings in the console tree when you edit domain-based Group Policy by using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). The path is [Group Policy Object Name]\User Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Folder Redirection.

Recent changes to Folder Redirection

Folder Redirection now includes the following features:
  • The ability to redirect more folders in the user profile folders than in earlier Windows operating systems. This includes the ContactsDownloadsFavoritesLinksMusicSaved Games,Searches, and Videos folders.
  • The ability to apply settings for redirected folders to Windows® 2000, Windows 2000 Server®, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 computers. You have the option to apply the settings that you configure on Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Vista® only to computers that are running those operating systems, or to apply them to computers that are running earlier Windows operating systems also. For these earlier Windows operating systems, you can apply these settings to folders that can be redirected. These are the Application DataDesktopMy DocumentsMy Pictures, and Start Menu folders. This option is available in the Settings tab in the Properties for the folder, underSelect the redirection settings for [FolderName].
  • The option to have the MusicPictures, and Videos folders follow the Documents folder. In Windows operating systems earlier than Windows Vista, these folders were subfolders of theDocuments folder. By configuring this option, you resolve any issues related to naming and folder structure differences between and earlier and more recent Windows operating systems. This option is available in the Target tab in the Properties for the folder, under Settings.
  • The ability to redirect the Start Menu folder to a specific path for all users. In Windows XP, the Start Menu folder could be redirected only to a shared target folder.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

CSS Web Design

The padding property can have from one to four values.
  • padding:25px 50px 75px 100px;
    • top padding is 25px
    • right padding is 50px
    • bottom padding is 75px
    • left padding is 100px
  • padding:25px 50px 75px;
    • top padding is 25px
    • right and left paddings are 50px
    • bottom padding is 75px
  • padding:25px 50px;
    • top and bottom paddings are 25px
    • right and left paddings are 50px
  • padding:25px;
    • all four paddings are 25px