My mac book pro arrived on Monday and since then I’ve spent most of my time trying to figure out some settings that I consider to be basic.
- mapping capslock to escape
- swap fn and ctrl
- keyboard shortcut to maximize a window
- keyboard to active/deactive fullscreen
mapping caps lock to escape
I can’t believe how difficult this is. In ubuntu this is a simple keyboard setting, but sadly on OSX I had to install some thirdparty software to do this. The tools i used was PCKeyboardHack
swapping fn and ctrl
I am used to having the ctrl key in the bottom left corner of the keyboard so i found it more natural to swap the two keys. To do this i used KeyRemap4Macbook
keyboard shortcut to maximize a window
I’m currently trying this script in combination with quicksilver triggers and mapped to cmd+ctrl+z. So far i’m not liking this setup. I prefer winkey + up on windows or alt + f10 on ubuntu.
keyboard shortcut to activate/dectivate fullscreen.
To do this follow the instructions here. Unfortunatly, the cmd + escape combination did not work for me so i opted for ctrl+cmd+f
working with screen in bash in terminal
To get screen to and bash to function properly and recognize your .rvmrc project files follow the instructions in this post
1 alias screen='export SCREENPWD=$(pwd); /usr/bin/screen' 2 export SHELL='/bin/bash -rcfile ~/.bash_profile'; 3 4 case "$TERM" in 5 'screen') 6 cd $SCREENPWD 7 ;; 8 esac
1 startup_message off 2 shell -$SHELL
customizing the terminal prompt
to get your prompt to look like mine ie.
mo@mobook ~/development/blah $
export PS1="\u@\h\w \n$ "
installing imagemagick properly
Follow the instructions found on this stackoverflow post
1 brew remove imagemagick 2 3 rm -rf 'brew --cache imagemagick' 4 5 brew install -f imagemagick --disable-openmp
how to source .bashrc by default in terminal
1 [ -r $HOME/.bashrc ] && source $HOME/.bashrc