Add a SharePoint bookmark in Microsoft Office 2011 to 100 Macs using Bash

Making changes on one Mac can easily be made using the GUI interface, but managing a large number of workstations (especially when performing the same operation) can unnecessarily consume too much of your time. I recently had to add a bookmark for a SharePoint location for Microsoft Office 2011 applications. Doing so on one Mac […]

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How to configure OS X’s Preview app to always start in Single Page mode

On one of my ‘how to disable’ series blogs, a reader asked about this specific issue and so especially for you Peter Bevan, here it is! Have you ever wished that Preview would default to ‘Single Page mode’ instead of ‘Continuous scroll’ when opening new PDFs? You can toggle this as per opened PDF by […]

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Single App Mode: How to automatically hide all but the active application in OS X.

To get back to my ‘how to disable’ defaults-write series, here’s a good one that I use myself whilst performing demos in my training courses. ‘Single App Mode’ is the ability to force the Finder to only display the active application and automatically hide all the others. This is perfect for demos and within my […]

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How to stop this permissions issue happening after an Archive & Install

Recently I had to perform an Archive and Install on my machine as it kept freezing, since doing this, however, it created a really annoying issue.  Whenever I tried to make a change to a file that existed on the desktop or documents folder before the re-install it would ask for my username and password. […]

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