How To Fix The Problem Of Icons Disappearing in Your Mac’s Dock

Sometimes certain icons in your Mac dock will just disappear. For example, the Firefox icon might disappear and you’ll see a blank space with just the Firefox name instead of the icon. I’m not sure why this occurs, but it’s some form of corruption to the dock settings file, so you’ll need to reset it. To do so, just do this: Use Spotlight and look for terminal. Launch it, and run the following commands. rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist killall Dock There you

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The Top Free Backup/Sharing Service (With Some Ingenius and Creative Ideas!)

I wasn’t a Dropbox convert until recently, because I didn’t understand what the big deal was with it, but I’ve tried it recently because of a school project, and it’s like I’ve seen the light! When I first signed up for the service (it’s free), I just used the web-based interface. However, I needed to share files, and the web-based interface was just too clunky. It was just after one day that I installed the Windows application. Normally, I have

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How To Add Cron or Cron-like Jobs To Mac (With MAMP or Otherwise)

The Mac runs on Unix, which makes it incredibly powerful. You might be running MAMP or a stand-alone version of Apache, and one of the things that you might want to run is cron, which is a scheduling tool. Instead of cron though, you could actually have your Mac just run a launch daemon. Just go to terminal, and type: cd /Library/LaunchDaemons/ Now type: sudo vim yourfile.cron.plist You’ll be asked for your administrator password, and after entering it, you’ll be

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How To Remove/Uninstall KEXTs In Mac OSX

KEXTs are Kernel Extensions, and I realised that a program that I installed in the past (SteerMouse) had left its KEXT behind even though I uninstalled the program. You can see the list of KEXTs in your system at /System/Library/Extensions/, but do note that Mac OSX only loads whichever KEXT is needed. As you can’t just delete the KEXT from within Finder, I had to find out how to remove it. Turns out it’s just one command in Terminal: rm

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How To Activate/Install GD Library In WAMP Under Windows

Some projects require activation of the GD library, and this is especially true when you have to do image manipulation with your PHP script. If you’re using WAMP (Windows Apache MySQL PHP) in Windows, then good news: WAMP comes with GD library, just that it’s not activated by default. To activate the GD library, go to your WAMP’s PHP.ini file, which can be found by clicking on the WAMP icon in your system tray. Go to “Config files”, and you’ll

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