Articles taggués ‘Apple’

Using ssh as a SOCKS proxy on Mac OS X

15/11/2018 Aucun commentaire


Many times it can be convenient to tunnel your web traffic through a proxy, particularly an encrypted one. This web page shows how to easily tunnel your traffic through an ssh-encrypted proxy on Mac OS X. This allows your traffic to traverse your local network without being visible to snoopers, even when visiting unencrypted sites.

It also allows you to appear to come from a different IP address, allowing you to defeat geolocation schemes. In particular, some credit card processors try to make sure that your credit card billing address is correlated with your IP address, which can be hard on us expatriates. Another example is the free credit report web site which doesn’t seem to work from outside the United States. There are undoubtedly many other practical, legitimate uses for this sort of redirection. Lire la suite…

How to: Add Multiple Google Calendars into iCal

15/11/2018 Aucun commentaire


Do you have a GMail or Google account and use Google Calendar?  Have you ever needed to view multiple calendars in iCal, but can’t? Getting your Google Calendar into your iCal is fairly easy with a few simple steps.

To begin, you will need to do is fire up iCal, in iCal “Preferences,” and click on “Accounts” at the top. Then under “Account Type” select “Google” and fill out your username and password. After the window disappears go to “Server Settings” and make sure the server address is, and that the port “use SSL” is checked. After you have checked over those things you will need to click on “Delegation” which should be right next to “Server Settings.” Click all the boxes of Calendar Categories that you would like to have in iCal and it in a few minutes your calendar should have the events from Google Calendar. iCal will automatically bring in new changes every 15 minutes; however, if you wish to have it done faster, just change the rate in the “Refresh Calendars” box.

There you go, all of your Google Calendars should now be in iCal, now you don’t have to view Google Calendars’ “Microsoft looking” interface.

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Get Lynx for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

10/11/2018 Aucun commentaire

Source: OSXdaily


Lynx is a text based command line web browser, it’s relatively popular within unix communities but it also has a variety of general uses too; it’s great if you want to discretely browse the web and read articles at work or school, and developers use lynx frequently to test accessibility and to roughly estimate how spiders or crawlers view a website. Because it only loads text and avoids javascript and images, it’s also lightning fast.

Anyway, after updating to Lion I discovered my previous installation of lynx was not functioning. Thankfully it’s very easy to install a working version with the help of MacPorts.

Installing and Running Lynx in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

For the purpose of this walkthrough, we’re going to keep requirements to a minimum and install lynx through MacPorts, here’s what you’ll need:

Assuming you have now installed Xcode 4.1 and MacPorts 2.0, here’s how to install lynx:

sudo port install lynx

MacPorts will then fetch all the required dependencies including ncurses and zlib, and then proceed to install the lynx browser.

Once it’s finished, just type ‘lynx’ at the command line and it’ll launch as expected. You can then hit “G” to go to a URL, or open one directly from the command line.

This opens, for example:


You then just use the arrow keys and return/enter to navigate around a site.

Lynx is great, enjoy!

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Add a Recent Items Menu to the Dock

09/11/2018 Aucun commentaire

You can add a Recent Items menu to the Mac OS X Dock by using a defaults write command. The default is set to “Recent Applications” but once the Dock item exists you can adjust it to feature other recent items too.

Launch the terminal and enter the following:

defaults write persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'

That needs to all be on a single line, so if you copy and paste it make sure the command is one string.

You will then need to kill the Dock:

killall Dock

Now right-click on the newly appeared Recent Applications Dock item and you can change it to be Recent Applications, Recent Documents, Recent Servers, Favorite Volumes, or Favorite Items.


If you want to remove the Recent Items menu, just drag it out of your Dock.

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MailRecent (Mail Plugin for Mac OS X)

04/11/2018 Comments off

Source: Gregory F. Welch

Adds « Copy to Recent, » « Move to Recent, » and « Go to Recent » menu items to Apple’s Mail application. These menu items contain dynamically-updated lists of recently used mailboxes. The number of mailboxes kept in the list is determined by the « Number of Recent Items » setting for Documents in the Appearance panel of the OS X System Preferences.




Once installed (see instructions below) as you drag or option-drag a message to a mailbox, that mailbox should then appear under

  • « Copy to Recent » and « Move to Recent » submenus under the « Messages » menu, and
  • a « Go to Recent » submenu under the « Mailboxes » menu.

Similarly if you use Mail’s built-in « Move To » or « Copy To » menus to move a message to a mailbox, that mailbox should then appear in the lists. The recent mailboxes will be sorted alphabetically, the same as OS X does for recent documents. (You can change the sorting behavior using the Terminal application as described below.)

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