Clipboard FREE Linux Mac SourceForge Utility Windows

Can the Mac OS X clipboard hold more than one item?

What if you want to copy several items, and then paste those items later? You can’t do it with the standard clipboard, but thanks to some free programs, you can bring the Mac’s copy-and-paste functionality into the 21st century.

While there are many clipboard enhancement tools available for Mac, I like to use one of two free ones. The first keeps things simple, but adds that extra dimension that makes your clipboard so much more useful. It is called Jumpcut and can be found at

Basically, what Jumpcut does is to give you a clipboard that is several items deep. With it you can access the menu at the top of the screen and choose to paste in previously clipped items. In fact, it keeps a running record of your most recent copies, and you can choose any one.

You can also use a keyboard shortcut, usually Ctrl+Option+V to cycle through your clipboard items and pick the one you want.

The options for Jumpcut are kept simple. You can have it remember more items if you wish, and display more choices if you wish.  One limiting factor of Jumpcut is that it only works with text. If you want to use images, you’ll need something more advanced like ClipMenu, which can be found at

In addition to accepting text and images, ClipMenu also has a more complex menu, including breaking the items into groups of 10 or less and Snippets, which are items permanently available through ClipMenu for pasting.

Plus, when you use ClipMenu’s keyboard shortcut, usually Ctrl+Command+V, you get the entire ClipMenu menu right at the point of your cursor.

You’ll also find ClipMenu’s options more detailed than Jumpcut, with fine-tuning like font sizes in the menu, labels to indicate the type of item, and even the ability to integrate with simple scripts to do things like change the case of clipboard text.

The best thing about Jumpcut and ClipMenu is that they can be used together. Simply install both. They will both remember what you copy. For the simplest of needs I use Jumpcut, and then for things like images or the Snippets feature, I use ClipMenu. And since they are both free and stable, there’s really no reason not to try them out. Except that once you have a clipboard with depth, you’ll never be able to go back to the single-item 1980’s style clipboard again.

CLI Command Line Linux Mac OSX SourceForge Windows

Synergy – desktop sharing for Windows, Linux and Mac OS

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems without special hardware. It’s intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own display.

Linux Mac Networking Windows Windows 2003

Mac connect to Windows File Share

By default, Windows 2003 Server domain controllers have “Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always)” set to “Enabled” by default. This is likely causing the Macs to fail to authenticate with the “error = -5000” when trying to connect via CIFS or SMB (samba)

To change this on a given domain controller, go to “Start” ->”Administrative Tools” -> “Domain Controller Security Policy” (not Domain Policy) and look for “Security Settings” -> “Local Policies” -> “Security Options” -> “Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always)”. It should show “Enabled” by default. Double-click on it and set to “Disabled”.

Then close the app and click on start | Run – enter the command ‘gpudate’ to refresh group policy and hit enter.

You should now be able to use the “Go” > “Connect to Server” command in Finder to map to a share as shown below:


Apple Linux Mac Troubleshoot Windows

Mac Black Grey Blue Screen Crash troubleshooting

Collection Procedure (kernel panic)
looking for panic.log/Library/Logs

Kernel Panic FAQ

CrashLogger (application failure)
user’s home directory~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/.crash.log)/var/log/system.log

Hardware Test (PowerPC)

Hardware Test (Intel)

Example to identify kernel panic:

Clipboard Linux Mac Windows

Screenshots on a Mac

Screen capture on a Mac

Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
* Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
* Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
* Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard
* Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
* Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard

Linux Mac SSH Troubleshoot Windows

Mac Toolkit – Troubleshooting

adium – Chat client for Mac
zterm – console and ssh/telnet program for Mac

Linux Mac Troubleshoot Windows

Mac Troubleshooting Basics

1. Repair Disk permissions

2. Run all remaining mac provided SW/OS updates (none critical)

3. Onyx optimization
3.0 download and install –>
3.1 “update” system optimization
3.2 execute daily, weekly & monthly maint. scripts
3.3 update LaunchServices database (requires hard boot)
3.4 clean user & system caches, logs & indexes
3.5 clear user preference files (will cause icons to auto align on desktop)

4. Diskwarrior disk optimization (requires boot from CD-Rom)