- Right click: use "control"+click instead.
- Cut/Copy/Paste/Find: use "command"+X/C/V/F instead.
- Home/End button
- "control"+A for Home, and "control"+E for End works in both browsers and Terminal.
- "fn"+Shift+left/right works in Terminal but not in browsers.
- "command"+left/right works in browsers but not in Terminal.
- In the Terminal, if you are using vim, you can use "^" for Home and "$" for End.
- Select two files and all the files in between (multiple file selection): first switch from icon view to list view, and then do it in the Windows way, i.e. select the first file, press and hold "Shift" and select the last file.
- Install the command-line-only gcc C/C++ compiler: download "Command Line Tools for Xcode" from Apple Developer Site, which is only 170M (or 280M after install).
- Install latex: I used the basic version of MacTex and TeXShop.
- To find a missing package, you can use ctan search.
- To download the missing package, you can do "sudo tlmgr install [package name]".
- To install a package manually, you can extract it into /usr/local/texlive/2011basic/texmf-local/ and then run "sudo texhash".
- To do inverse search in TeXShop, you can use "command"+click on the pdf viewer.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Getting used to Mac from a Windows/Linux background
Here are some tips for getting used to Mac from a Windows/Linux background. The following tips apply for the Mac OS X Lion on a Macbook Air.