February 9

WordPress PermaLinks on OS X

Setting up WordPress to use Permalinks requires four steps:
1) edit the httpd.conf file
2) edit the myname.conf file
3) edit the .htaccess file
4) make the .htaccess file writeable

httpd.conf settings:

myname.conf:

.htacces file:

The .htaccess file must be writeable. Change the permissions of the .htaccess file using sudo chown:

Once the .htaccess file is writeable, permalinks will function as desired.

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February 8

Disable Dashboard in Mac OS X

It is possible to completely disable OS X Dashboard. On old Mac’s this could save some memory and cpu resources. Use the following command and kill the current running Dashboard.

To make the command take effect, you need to restart the Dock:

Reactivate OS X Dashboard using the command:

Restart the Dock.

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February 7

Display Additional Information on the Loginscreen

You can display additional information on the loginscreen of Mac OS X. After applying the command you can click on the clock in the upper right corner, toggle between clock, IP address, OS X version and computer name. The information will be displayed for only 60 seconds.
Use the following command to active the additional information:

Reboot your mac, to make changes affect.
Disable the additional information (defaults) with:

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February 6

Display Full Posix Path in OS X Finder Title Bar

When browsing into the Finder folders, you may lose your current path. You can enable the path view (like View ▸ Show Pathbar) in the title bar of the Finder window. The command show the complete posix path in the title bar.

Restart Finder to make changes affect

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February 5

Display the File Extensions in Finder

Compatible with Mac OS X: 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
File extensions (.jpg, .txt, .pdf, etc) are hidden by default in OS X.
You can set all extensions to be displayed through using following command:

To make the command take effect, you need to restart the Finder.

Revert to the default setting:

Resart Finder

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