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Sunday, 31 August 2008

Mac Book Pro Boot Camp and PrtScn

Well I was just doing the last part of question 3 for my latest degree test and you have to take a screen shot of your results. Ack! Mac Book pro doesn't have a prtscn (print screen) button..after a quick googling I found this.

To save you scrolling down the keyboard command for bootcamp 2.0+ is Fn+Shift+F11 (regardless of your function key settings).

If you want just the active window it's Fn+Shift+Alt+F11.

Bluej Mac OSX and Open University OUWorkspace

If anyone happens to be doing a course with the open university i.e. M255 that needs bluej and the ouworkspace but they use a mac..I found a useful site here

Now one alteration to this site if you want the same version of bluej as the one on the OU CD you should download bluej 2.0.5 from the bluej website

Another alteration is that you should put the bluej package in a separate folder inside the applications folder, because otherwise when you launch the ouworkspace it brings up an error as it scans every file/folder in the same directory..don't ask me why.

The instructions are as follows

1. Right click, or control click if you have a single button mouse on the BlueJ icon. Select the option “Show Package Contents” this will open a window with a folder named “Contents”.

2. Navigate to the userlib folder Contents > Resources > Java > userlib.

3. Pop in the Course software CD, at the root of the CD is a folder named “libraryfiles” go inside here and copy the files “bsh-2.0b4.jar” and “ou.jar” to the userlib folder opened in the last step.

4. Next navigate to the folder Contents > Resources > Java > extensions.

5. From the root of the course CD copy the jars “eaextension.jar” and “ouwextension.jar”.

6. In the finder navigate to the folder named Library in the root of your hard drive and scroll down to the folder Java, copy the same two jars “bsh-2.0b4.jar” and “ou.jar”
to the folder named “Extensions”.

Quick listing:
Inside BlueJ application bundle:
Resources > Java > Extensions should contain the following:

Inside BlueJ application bundle:
Resources > Java > userlib should contain

In the Library Folder in the Hard Drive and not in your home folder.
/Library/Java/Extensions should contain the following:

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Weird thing happend today, I wanted to sort my files by size...the size option wasn't there, I checked by right clicking the column bar, clicking more...nope size not there....but as ever google has the answer, I found this post which told me what to do, deleting this key

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\PropertySystem\PropertySchema\CachedSchema

(and since im on vistax64 this key

HKLM\Software\Wow6432node\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\PropertySystem\PropertySchema\CachedSchema)

Rebooted the pc and tada! It's back