While getting my new Macbook laptop running OSX Lion running I decided to test X-Chat Aqua as my preferred IRC client. So far I like the interface and it reminds me of using X-Chat on Windows so many of the settings are similar. Also I have not found any functions that I require that the software will not accomplish. When making my initial connection to the Rizon IRC or Internet Relay Chat network using SSL I received an error as noted below. The error is easy to resolve using the information below.
Again I am fairly new to using a Mac on a daily basis so I am coming across many tips and tricks as I become more familiar with my new laptop. One thing that was different on a Mac than on Windows was the fact that there is not a Page Down and a Page Up on the Mac keyboard. The good news is a simple key combination provides the functionality for both Page Down and Page up. Use the information below to page down and page up on your Mac OSX computer.
Earlier today I used a VBS script to scrub all the email addresses from a Windows Exchange server since I couldn’t find any other way to display all email addresses including any aliases assigned to specific users. I needed to find a secondary email address from one of the many domains configured on the server so I could remove it from a user and add it to another user. Anyhow when run the script would pop up this huge window that did not include scrollbars so it was impossible to find what I was looking for. Use the information below to output VBS script output to a text file on a Windows computer.
Another OSX screenshot setting that many people may want to change is the file format that screenshot saves images in. The default file format for screenshots in OSX is PNG however I personally prefer GIF’s to PNG’s so below is information on how to modify the default PNG file format for screenshots to GIF.
One thing that can be helpful in OSX if you take a ton of screenshots like I do is to modify the default save location. While this is easy to do it does need to be done from a terminal window but likely it will save you lots of time. Use the information below to modify the default save location for screenshots in OSX.