Tuesday, June 21, 2005

URLs from 6/21/05

Printing a Windows Exporer folder list

We had two URLs submitted by Dave Lundy:
http://snurl.com/fq7l and

Bryan Powell sends along another solution:

"Windows Alt Prt Scr

"Now, for those who have read this far, we are going to share another neat little feature of the Windows Print Screen Key. Pressing these keys...

"Alt + Print Screen

"...will take a screenshot of the currently selected window, not the entire screen like the normal screenshot function. This allows you to target that specific window that you have open and nothing else. No more cropping those screenshots to grab the content you were after!"

Mary C. recommends a freeware program to print window contents in a Mac

Troubleshooting your mac

Don Moeller recommends this site.

File System Check: This can be done in two ways. If you can do method 1, then that is preferred over method 2 below. Do a File System Check and permissions repair by one of these two methods below.

1. Boot up to your full OS X Install CD 1. To do this, restart the machine with the Mac OS X Install CD in the CD drive, holding down the "C" key until you see the OS coming up on screen. You will come to an Install Dialog window. From the Installer menu, select Disk Utility. Next, click the First Aid tab. Select your hard drive boot partition whose file system you wish to check, click on the First Aid tab, and click the "Repair Disk Permissions" button. Repairing permissions may take a couple of minutes as it restores "permissions" of Mac OS X system files and Apple-installed software to their default configuration. When it completes, click the "Repair Disk" button.

2. Open Disk Utility, located in /Applications/Utilities. Select your boot partition, click on the First Aid tab. Click the "Repair Disk Permissions" button. Next, to run fsck, restart the computer holding command-S at startup (where command is the Apple logo key on your Apple keyboard), then at the prompt typing fsck -y and hitting the Return key. Continue to run fsck -y until no errors are found. If your hard drive is journalled, you will need to run fsck -yf. (Attempting to run fsck -y on a journaled drive will result in a message reminding you of this.) Repeat running of fsck till you are getting no errors, type shutdown -r now and hit the Return key to reboot your Mac OS.