How To Use Home and End Keys in Gmail in Firefox on the Mac OS

While I love my MacBook Pro, I have issues with certain things in the usability department. For instance, after all that talk about a controlled User Interface and cross-application consistency, we still get hit with some pretty annoying bugs. Just like trying to use the Home and End keys in Gmail in Firefox – the default method (where you hit Cmd+left for home, or Cmd+right for end) just doesn’t work. Solution? You have three actually, as below: If you need

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Why I Chose To Switch To Mac OS Over Windows 7?

So several people have asked me why I made the change to Mac OS, from being a Windows user for over 2 decades. Here’s why: 1. A more functional laptop I wanted a new laptop. I narrowed it down to a Lenovo, Sony or Macbook. 2 years ago, I wouldn’t even consider the Macbook, but these days the Macbooks come with a very functional touchpad, a gorgeous screen, and very comfortable keyboard. Not only that, it’s unibody design meant less

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How To Reset The MySQL Root User Password and Privileges

Problem: I was developing using PHPMyAdmin when I added a new root user (with a host value of %), and removed the rights of the default root user. When you do that, you’ll get a gut-wrenching feel that you just made a huge boo-boo, find that suddenly everything will not work, and kick yourself in the ass. Fortunately, you have a fix. It’s in the mysqld –skip-grant-tables command, but you can’t just run it directly. First of all, fire up

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Bloated SnagIt Screencapture Utility

I hate it when I want to do something but have to wait for it. I know, I know, it just goes to show how impatient I am, but don’t we live in the age of instant gratification where everything must be done in the snap of your fingers. Screen capturing is something that I (probably) do on a daily basis, so imagine my annoyance when something like screen capturing can’t be done in a quick, painless process. My basic

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