When I find a link for a PDF file I don’t want Safari to open it in-page. Why not? What if I just want to download it to read it later? What if I have a list of PDF files that I just want to click one after another to start downloading them? What if the PDF file is too big and my internet connection is too slow, so I have a blank window waiting for the PDF to complete the download? What if I have too many opened tabs in Safari and I don’t want to kill my machine downloading a 100MB PDF file?
To force Safari to download your PDF files just open a terminal window and type this:
defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitOmitPDFSupport -bool YES
If you want to change it back just type:
defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitOmitPDFSupport -bool NO
You should restart Safari.
I came into this last year (I think) and I found the solution somewhere and I added it to my personal notes. After a Mavericks reinstall I got the same problem. Starting with Mountain Lion (not sure) when I hold a character, instead of getting the usual character repetition, I got an annoying pop-up menu like this:
It only appears when you hold a character that could have an accent like åàáã and so forth.
I find this solution annoying for people that is quite fast at typing. I consider myself fast, so waiting for the pop-up menu to appear and then select the right character consumes too many milliseconds.
To stop that pop-up from appearing just open a terminal and type:
defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool NO
If you want it to come back type:
defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool YES
You have to close your app and open it again in order for this change to take effect, or just logout and login again.
How to write those accented characters? Simple key combinations. For example for US keyboards:
alt + e = ´ (áéíóú)
alt + ~ = ` (àèìòù)
alt + n = ˜ (ñã…)
alt + c = ç
Just to mention a few. Other keyboards might have a different combination, but I noticed that it’s almost the same. For example, the Japanese keyboard uses the (alt + _) to get ” ` ”
Once you get used to these combinations, it’s faster than using that pop-up menu.
I was checking the price for many iPad stands and after comparing models and prices, I couldn’t find the one I liked. So why not making it with Lego? Of course this is not new, but I find it much more convenient than a normal stand. Lego can by disassembled and stored easily. Also you can play with it while not using the stand. Perfect for traveling. You can use it also for many other purposes.
I have to improve it, this is just my first prototype. I did it in about 10 minutes.
– Reduce pieces while keeping or increasing current stability
– Create an assemble/disassemble procedure to quickly mount it.
If you are in Tokyo I recommend to follow this path.
Get out at Kudanshita station, exit 2 and walk all the road down to Jimboucho to find tons and tons of old books. Even if you don’t understand Japanese, it’s very interesting to see the atmosphere in there. Then you’ll find streets dedicated to sports, then streets of music and finally you will be in Akihabara, the geek kingdom.
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