Mac


…every now and then it makes you want to scream. Take commenting out code. I always find the hash # sign the easiest to use (saves having to remember which way round to get the star and slash let alone which slash it is in the first place). Search your Mac keyboard – can you find it? If you can you’ve not got the same one I have! Luckily I can now remember it; Alt 3. Yippy!

Then today I was having trouble with a payment screen and wanted to email a screen print to their support people. Print Screen, where is it? It tells its own story when google’s top autofill for “print ” is “print screen mac”! Though feel free to feel lucky – the top choice link was excellent and not only gives you screen capture (cmd shift 3) but the ability to capture a small section window using mouse drag (cmd shift 4) – this is thee one I used – but also claims you can choose a window to capture if you hit the space bar after the cmd shift 4 technique! Job done!

It’s like this – you’ve had this HP Laserjet 4M plus (insert your model here) networked for years and you’ve been printing with no problems in all that time until you buy a Mac. Now suddenly there are two copies of everything being spewed out and mountains of wasted paper.

Don’t go looking through the printer menus on the Mac it isn’t there. Go to your printer, take it off line. Hit the menu button until it says Printing Menu. Hit Item until it says Copies=2. Hit shift and +/- button until it says Copies=1 then hit enter. Put it back on line and if you don’t have an uncle called Bob then you should!