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Today I was working on getting multiple versions of the same application running on Mac OSX 10.7 Lion and wanted to add both versions of the application to the dock on my Mac desktop. To minimize confusion for which version of the application I was running I needed to modify the application icon so it looked different in the OSX dock. Follow the directions below to modify the icon of a specific application on your Mac.

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I have been using a Mac now for a little over 6 months and at this point I am pretty used to it however there are still things I find that I want to customize to be more how they used to work when I used Windows as my daily driver. The great thing is there is always a way to make it work on OSX and that was not always the case on Windows 7. I edit a lot of images for articles that I post online and so I am constantly using Photoshop and one thing that has really been annoying about Photoshop is the fact that it has a transparent background by default on the Mac. I always figured there was a way to set it but never spent the time to look but that changed tonight and below I describe how to set a grey background for Photoshop on the OSX just like how the Photoshop default background is on Windows.

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Some people may find the Dashboard that resides to the left of your farthest left desktop on MAC OSX useful however I always find myself scrolling to that desktop on accident. I attempted to use the Dashboard for awhile for various plugins/buckets that made accessing things like a IPSec VPN client I used fairly easy but the truth is it is even easier to keep the IPSec VPN client in the OSX Dock. I believe the Dashboard was introduced in OSX 10.4 or OSX Tiger. The Dashboard acts as a Space and in OSX 10.7 or OSX Lion they added the ability to easily remove the Dashboard as a space. Follow the directions below to disable Dashboard as a Space or a Desktop screen whichever it is.

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I have noticed every now and then when using Remote Desktop Connection for Mac that I am unable to connect to Windows based computers. Initially I thought the issue was related to specific versions of Windows 7 and then when that turned out not to be the case I thought it had to do with the Remote Connection Settings on the Windows computer specifically the “More Secure” and “Less Secure” setting when configuring RDP on Windows. It turns out neither of those were the actual problem and it really is just the fact that the computer is connected to a Domain or Domain Controller.I was able to make connections using actual Domain accounts however not the local computer accounts which not only included users in the Remote Desktop Users group but also Administrators that by default should be able to make Remote Desktop Connections. Below I describe some of the basic items that should be confirmed to not be the case however I still suggest that you uninstall Remote Desktop Connection for Mac and install CoRD: Simple RDP Remote Desktop.

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