Add Spaces to the Dock in OS X

With Spaces
Just quick useful post for separating out your doc items. I’ve had a few coworkers ask how I was able to break the icons in my dock into groups. You can achieve this by entering the following into Terminal.app (or iTerm.app)

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{"tile-type"="spacer-tile";}'

Enter the following for however many breaks you want to add, Dont worry they are easy to remove by dragging off the Dock just like any other icon. You won’t see the changes right away and will need kill the Dock before you’ll see the changes, OS X will detect the Dock is no longer running and automatically relaunch it with the new settings. Now simply drag the spaces wherever you want them.

killall Dock

No tips yet.
Be the first to tip!

Like this post? Tip with bitcoin!

1CSUWjpiGEtwFDbWqXeekujbdDj8Xj2Snd

If you enjoyed reading this post, please consider tipping me using Bitcoin. Each post gets its own unique Bitcoin address so by tipping you're not only making my continued efforts possible but telling me what you liked.

Why my next Computer will be a Mac mini.

Currently my two primary computers are my iMac at home and my MacBook for on-the-go computing. Not the MacBook Pro I bought my Aluminum MacBook two months before it was renamed the MacBook Pro. but hardware wise its practically the same thing. I do lots of photography work on my iMac and while its almost 4 years old, it does a wonderful job still.

My Macbook and My iMac are pretty much Identical except for the RAM and Video Cards. Both Machines have Core 2 Duo, 2.4 Ghz Processors. the iMac has 4 Gigs of 667 MHz DDR2 ram and a RadionHD 2600 with 256MB of Video Memory, while the MacBook only has 2 Gigs of 1067MHz DDR3 ram with a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M Also with 256MB of video memory.

My next computer really doesn’t need to be all that powerful I’m looking for something I can connect to my HD TV in the living room and connect a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to. then I can surf the net, listen to slacker and watch Netflix from my entertainment center. There is one other reason I’d like to pick up a Mac mini over a newAppleTV. I currently have the old version of the AppleTV with the absence of Netflix can do pretty much everything else the new one can. Also I run a server 24×7 for monitoring a Linux server I manage, I’d like to move this over to a Mac mini as they draw MUCH less power than the Linux server I’m currently running.

When Idle the Mac mini only draws 10 watts, that’s less than a standard light bulb, when sitting just monitoring a remote machine I estimate it may use around 15watts, even at max power though the Mac mini will only draw 85 watts, far less than the 300 watt power supply currently powering my existing monitoring server.

Eventually I’d like to upgrade my iMac to a new 27″ model, but for now its doing just fine. =)

No tips yet.
Be the first to tip!

Like this post? Tip with bitcoin!

1BSywWuVMBeSLBfN7SV4oJzwy8xXRoXPPt

If you enjoyed reading this post, please consider tipping me using Bitcoin. Each post gets its own unique Bitcoin address so by tipping you're not only making my continued efforts possible but telling me what you liked.

HP releases its first Linux-powered laptop

Hewlett-Packard announced its first Linux based desktop to be offered
in the US, The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC which will be running Novell SUSE
Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. This system priced at $499 which seams a bit high considering the system has no Optical drive and only sports a 8.9 inch display and 512MB of ram.

I don’t understand this pricing scheme. as I can purchase a Vista machine with DVD/Burner 2 Gigs of ram and 15 inch display.

I’d still like to see a desktop produced by one of the large computing
companies offer Ubuntu as its the most user friendly Linux distribution
I’ve yet to see.

while the pricing scheme needs a bit of work I’m really happy to see that PC manufactures are willing to dive into the Linux desktop market. I’m also hoping the systems come pre-installed with OpenOffice, Firefox and a few other open source goodies.

Whats your opinion on Linux as a everyday system straight from the manufacture?

PC World – Business Center: The Bearable Lightness of HP’s 2133 Mini-Note PC

Blogged with the Flock Browser

Tags: , ,

No tips yet.
Be the first to tip!

Like this post? Tip with bitcoin!

1QB7yWkofu76oPcHYhJsyMQYzEC7RSkVWH

If you enjoyed reading this post, please consider tipping me using Bitcoin. Each post gets its own unique Bitcoin address so by tipping you're not only making my continued efforts possible but telling me what you liked.