|Viewing the contents of a Zip file with Quick Look|
This video shows the process of adding additional functionality to quick look.
Quick Look was introduced in 10.5 (Leopard) and allows you to view the contents of a file without opening the program associated with it. This is done by clicking on the file and then pressing the spacebar. By default quick look can view, PDFs, HTML, QuickTime readable media, ASCII and RTF text documents, Apple Keynote, Pages and Numbers, ODF documents, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files (including OOXML), RAW camera images.
This shows how to make zip files viewable with Quick Look.
The supporting file can be downloaded from http://homepage.mac.com/xdd/software/archive/download/Archive.qlgenerator01.zip
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|Resetting an iPod Nano that won't show in iTunes|
A number of people have come to us about iPods (3rd Generation onwards) that won't show up in iTunes.
The iPod appears on the users desktop but will not show in iTunes' device list. The quickest way around this issue I have found is to reset the iPod.Here's how to do that:
With the iPod still connected to the computer do the following:
You can identify where the buttons are on your iPod here
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|Embeding High Quality YouTube Video Into Your Website|
Youtube do not automatically allow you to embed the high quality feed onto your web site, although it is easy enough to do. Take the piece of code that youtube give you for your link, and add in the following piece of code.
The key is where to put it. The code for the bash script video is shown below, this is how it looks when you copy from youtube.
I have changed the format to make it look more legible, this is not needed, just add in the piece of code.
Below is where to add in the code.
The code in red will be different for each video. The code in green should be the same, or at least very similar, (sometimes it has a 1 on the end) the code in blue is what needs to be added.
Remember that you do not have to change the layout as I have done, just insert the blue code.
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|How to create a bash script|
Creating a bash script and then making it executable.
This video goes through the process of creating a bash script using Apples own text editor. We then take a look at the permissions before finally using the chmod command to make the file executable.
Bash scripts are commonly used as login hooks, (scripts that run when the Mac starts).
There are two versions of the video below, the top one is the high quality feed from youtube, the one below is normal quality, I would thourghly recommend viewing the upper video if you have the bandwidth, although it may be slighty slower to load. All future videos will be filmed at a lower resoloution to make the images larger.
Normal Youtube Quality
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