I just bought my first Mac (Leopard). It seems like Command + tab to switch applications is way less useful than Ctrl + tab was on my Windows--I don't really want to tab between things I've shut but not closed (or however you say it), and repeatedly four-finger swiping to view all open apps makes me have to look for which one I want every time, which is slow. Am I missing something?
posted by wpenman
on Apr 25, 2011 -
How can I trigger the "Display Toggle" for a Wacom tablet from the command line, an executable script, or by a keystroke combination? [more inside]
posted by goodsignal
on Feb 9, 2011 -
Our company has 5 Windows 2008 Standard (non-R2) servers - none of them set up on AD. I have to create usernames individually each time for each one of them when we have new employees. What would be the best avenue to pursue in order to make this process less terrible? [more inside]
posted by Mali
on Feb 8, 2011 -
Command-line calculator: I used to have a calculator program I put in c:\windows\system that took arguments, so I could type "c 5+2" into the start menu on W7 and a popup with the answer (7) would appear. Anyone know the name? Not quite a command-line calculator, since I want to pass in arguments and get a returned single value via popup.
posted by lrodman
on Dec 13, 2010 -
Is there a keyboard shortcut to open a pre-existing folder in Windows XP in its own new window? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles
on Jul 11, 2010 -
Please hope me with a bash scripting problem. Involves: command substitution and word splitting. [more inside]
posted by sbutler
on Aug 11, 2009 -
Can I use the "custom command" function in FireFTP (in the Tools menu) to export a MySQL database from my host server? [more inside]
posted by scribbler
on Feb 11, 2009 -
I need a unique and amusing word to train my dog to come to, besides the word "come". Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jeffxl
on Jul 13, 2008 -
I want software which will allow me to capture text thoughts at work, to a remote web location - quickly, discreetly and privately.
posted by therubettes
on Apr 24, 2008 -
Why does my Mac appear to have other people's computer names at the command line? What's up here? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave
on Nov 12, 2007 -
AsceticRSSFilter: I'm looking for a program I found by chance awhile ago that could serve as a perpetual, scrolling RSS feed that would cull news from various servers to be run on legacy OSes. [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00
on Aug 19, 2007 -
I absolutely love Firefox Smart Keyword Searches.
Beyond just the default preinstalled ones,
I also use custom ones for easynews, rottentomatoes, metafilter, etc. Here's my question: Is it possible to launch these from the command line in OS X? For example, ideally I would enter (into a bash prompt) rt apple
to open a new tab in firefox with a search result for "Apple" in rotten tomatoes, like this.
. Similarly, I would like to be able to enter easy creative commons
to have it launch the keyword bookmark "easy" which searches easynews global for "creative commons"
. Is this possible to do, preferably without using Applescript or Automator?
posted by crazyray
on Feb 19, 2007 -
Please recommend a Windows 2000 program that will allow me to assign a keyboard command to bring all windows of an active application forward or launch the application if it is not yet open. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels
on Jan 9, 2006 -
Is there an Ampersand command for "@"? If so, what is it?
posted by C17H19NO3
on Apr 13, 2005 -
What are some other ways to accomplish the equivalent of the ASP "include" command? (And if so, which is the easiest?) Is there any way to achieve the same effect with regular HTML?
posted by Jaybo
on Oct 11, 2004 -
Can a network connection be killed from the command line in Windows XP?
posted by plexi
on Aug 19, 2004 -
Military question -- On a website I was reading recently, I came across this tidbit: "The military continues to experiment with command and control structures designed to delegate and drive decision making to the front lines." Can anyone tell me more about this? I'm interested in how the U.S. military (or any other) has overcome the problem of decision-makers being too far from the action. [more inside]
posted by oissubke
on Mar 24, 2004 -