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January 31, 2009

Audio CD Ripper Tool: Max

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 8:56 pm
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Today, I tried to do recording from my audio CD by using Audacity and could not figure out a way to record from internal device. From Audacity, I only have option to record from Mac’s microphone. Read more on Max


WordPress vs Blogger

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 8:46 pm

Just posted a blog on my original blog site: WordPress vs Blogger.

January 28, 2009

Mac Mouse Cursor Location Tool

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 5:21 am
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Finally, I found a very nice mouse locator tool by 2Point5fish.com… See detail in my MyMac blog at Blogger.

January 25, 2009

Vimperator Tip of the Day: Keys for Tabs

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 8:25 pm

Tabs are mostly used in Firefox. Vimperator provides many convenient keys for tabs. In Vimperator’s term, buffer is used for tabs, ie, tabs are actually used as buffers to hold web pages. Here are some keys you can use for tabs or buffers:

Listing all tabs. :buffers, b or B. The difference between b and B is that B(:buffers) lists more defail information about buffers. % is used to indicate current buffer, and # for previous visited buffer. In case there are too many tabs opened, it is convenient to use these keys to find out buffer numbers.

Changing tabs. I use gt or gT most to change tabs. You can type buffer number before gt to jump directly to a tab.

If you have to switch between two tabs such as one for the current blog editting and another for blog preview, you may find out gb or gB very easy to jump between tabs. gb or gB is used to switch to previous :buffer commands.

Closing tabs. Use d to delete the current buffer or close the current tab. Use number before it to close count of tabs, including the current tab, to the right and the next right tab is selected. Use u to undo closed tabs.

By the way, Vimperator displays the current buffer or tab in the status bar like [num/tabs], where num is the tab number and tabs for total tabs:

Tab number on status bar

Mac Tip of the Day: Log in Without Mouse

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 5:39 pm

Mac is a graphics based OS system, you have to use mouse in most cases. Even though there some short-cut keys for quick access, not all the graphics items can be access by keys. However, I like to use keys instead of mouse if there is any way.

If you have set up users and password for Mac, you will see a log in window. You can use keyboard to make a selection by just typing the user name and then press enter key. After that, you just continue to type in your password.

January 24, 2009

My Favorite Vimperator Keys

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 11:18 pm

I have posted a blog on this issue at my Blogger: VIM + FIREFOX = VIMERATOR. The following is the re-posting this with a table layout:

Esc key: escape from any mode. If you find out keys not working, you may in some mode such as search, Insert or other modes; Press Esc to escape;
[num]gt or C-n: go to next or nth (if num is provided) tab;
gT or C-p: go to the previous tab;
g0 or g^: go to the first tab;
g$: go to the last tab;
gf or :view view the source in the current tab;
gh or gH: go to home page or new tab with home page;
gu or gU: go up parent link or root;
gi: focus the last used input field;
gb or gB Repeat last :buffer! command or reversely. Convenient to switch back to previous visited tab.
:buffers or b or B Show a list of current buffers(tabs). B lists more detailed information such as % for current tab # for previous tab.
S-h or C-o: go to the previous history link;
S-l or C-i: go to the next history link;
f or F: hint mode to display links by number. F for open link in a new tab;
;{keys}: hint mode by command keys:
a or s: save a link (prompt dialog or no dialog);
o or t: open a link in current tab or new tab;
O or T: open a link in current tab or new tab with its command in the command area(bottom);
v: view source code in the current tab;
y: yank the link;
Y: yank the link’s text;
o or t: open a link in the current or new tab. You can type in a link in the command area then press enter key;
O or T: similar as above with the current link displayed;
y: yank the current link;
a or A: add or added the current link to bookmark;
[num]h,j,k, or l: move left, down, up or right by number if num is provided or by one as default;
gg: move to top;
G: move to button;
C-d, C-u, C-b or C-f: scroll down or up with half or full page;
z{keys}: zooming
i: zoom in;
o: zoom out;
z: back to 100%;
:sav[eas]>: save the current link to disk;
/: start search in Vimperator command area;
n or N: search forward or backward;
:st[op] or C-c: stop current loading;
r or R: fore to reload the current page(R for skipping the cache);
d or :quita[ll]: close the current tab or all tabs;
u or :undoa[ll]: undo closing one or all tabs;
:restart: restart Firefox;
:ZQ: quit and don’t save current session;
:ZZ: quit and save the current session;
:ver: displaying versions of Vimperator and Fixfox;
:addon displaying firefox’s addon;
:sbar open sidebar window with optional selection: Bookmarks, History, Add-ons, Downloads, Preferences…
:sbclose close sidebar window
:saveas save current document to disk with prompt where to save.
:addons open all the add-ons and themes in the current tab.
: xall Save the session and quit

My Continuing Mac Bog At WordPress

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 10:34 pm

This is my first mac blog at WordPress, a continuing blog from MyMac on Blogger.

Blog at WordPress.com.