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Allow screens to turn off, but keep Mac a… - Apple Community
On a Mac, to allow the screen to sleep but keep the Mac awake:

1. Go to System Preferences → Energy Saver
2. Check the checkbox for “Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off”.
mac  macos  mojave  sleep  settings  discussions  apple  2018 
11 weeks ago by handcoding
Adobe RGB vs sRGB; Which RGB Color Space Is Right For You?
This post offers a pretty good overview of when to use sRGB vs Adobe RGB.
rgb  photography  settings  beginners  video  thephoblographer  2018 
march 2019 by handcoding
Set User Info to Brand Your Comments in Word – SciEditor
“Use your business name or moniker if your name is long, like mine, or to remind the team of your business name every time they see one of your comments. Repetition is key to branding and to marketing.

“There are three reasons that setting the user name goes wrong:

“• It only works from this point forward. So it won’t change the ‘Author’ tag on any existing changes. This is handy if you want to preserve others’ changes, but annoying if you only remember to change the name in the middle of your work.
“• The computer’s log in name will be used unless you check the little tick box below the field you entered your name in. You can see the ‘Always use this name/these values regardless of [how I’m] sign[ed] in to Office’ box in the screen grabs above in this post. The wording is slightly different on each operating system just to irk editors.
“• The file is set to ‘remove personal info from this file on save.’ That’s handy for dropping time stamps, but will completely scupper attempts to keep several reviewers’ input separate or to brand your work with your name. More on that in another post.”
word  username  settings  preferences  editing  scieditor  catchthesun  2019 
february 2019 by handcoding
Markdown compatibility mode - Bear - Faq and support
“In Bear Preference Panel you can find an option to use a markup language in accordance with the CommonMark Syntax. This option will not modify the notes you’ve already created, and will force Bear to interpret them as Markdown. Here is a list of styles which will change selecting the Markdown compatibility mode:

“bold → BOLD
“italic → _italic_
“strikethrough → ~~strikethrough~~”
bear  markdown  settings  compatability  2019 
february 2019 by handcoding
Drag windows settings - Microsoft Community
To force-enable “Show Windows content while dragging”:

1. Open Control Panel / System. Select Advanced System Settings.
2. In the Advance tab, there’s a Performance section; select the “Settings” button.
3. The 'Show window contents while dragging' is the option.

While you’re there, you may also want to turn off these visual flourishes:
[ ] Animate windows when minimizing or maximizing
[ ] Fade or slide menus into view
[ ] Fade or slide tooltips into view
[ ] Fade out menu items after clicking
windows  windows7  drag  settings  prefs  2010 
may 2018 by handcoding
XT2 highlight warning option?: Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
On whether one can enable “blinkies” during photo playback:

"On the X100T, blinkies appear during playback if you select the Info display. Your manual describes how to rotate through the X-T2 playback displays here: "


"Page 170 of manual, 'Info Display.'

"The top left hand corner of the display shows a very small image, which in turn will show you any ‘Blinkies.'

"Why on earth this image couldn't have been full size, I've no idea."
blinkies  fuji  xt-2  fujixt-2  photography  settings  2017 
december 2017 by handcoding
How to bring back the Quick Launch toolbar to the Windows 8 Desktop | Computerworld
"The Windows 8 Desktop did away with the very useful Quick Launch toolbar available in previous versions of Windows. It's easy to bring back, though -- just follow these directions."
windows8  windows  quicklaunch  setup  prefs  settings  2017 
october 2017 by handcoding
The Setup Menus (SCREEN SETTING)
This page lists the EVF "display custom setting" options for Fuji's XT-2.
fuji  xt-2  photography  settings  2017 
july 2017 by handcoding
X-T2 new firmware: what does the new "eye sensor + LCD" mode do?: Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
In the 2.0 XT-2 firmware:
"Further to the eye sensor + LCD

"As stated before, when you fire the shutter with your eye against the EVF there is no review of the last image shot and the finder remains live just like an SLR. You take your eye away from the EVF and the last shot fired is on the LCD (you can of course go into review to look at all the images you have just taken). If you do nothing else but view the last image shot on the LCD and then place the camera to your eye then the LCD goes out and sits dormant till you take your eye away from the EVF and then again shows you the last image shot. What I like is the fact that you don`t have to touch the shutter button to be able to start shooting again like you would if you had the preview on permanently or the last image had appeared in the EVF. I was expecting to have to reset by half touch of the shutter. So you have a live all the time EVF with the ability to shot when you like with the added bonus that the last image stays on the lcd till to put the camera back to your eye. For me at least that works well."
fuji  xt-2  firmware  photography  2017  settings 
july 2017 by handcoding
Using The AF-C Custom Settings on the Fujifilm X-T2 | Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog
"Ignoring Obstacles preset is ideal when your subjects are temporarily going outside of the frame (or your selected focus zone), or when they’re moving behind things like trees and other subject matter.

"With a slightly higher Tracking Sensitivity, it will wait a little bit longer before switching to a different zone. With Zone Area Switching set to CENTER, it will keep the focus set to the middle of the zone and it won’t grab a stray object at the edge of the zone.

"If I’m finding that I’m not getting sharp focus on my subjects, I’ll often switch to this mode. For the types of subjects I usually photograph, I find this setting to be one of my two favorites."
fuji  autofocus  2017  photography  xt-2  settings 
july 2017 by handcoding
Fujifilm X-T2 vs X-T20 – The complete comparison
(This is actually a pretty great comparison between the two cameras.)
"Small trivia: on the X-T2 you can select “Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display” from the view modes which automatically displays the images taken on the LCD while the EVF can be used for a quick look."
"Small trivia: the X-T2 has an additional AF mode called “ALL” that allows you to switch between all focus area settings by using the Command Dial."
fuji  fujixt2  settings  photography  2017 
july 2017 by handcoding
How to Configure dBpoweramp for Bit-Perfect CD Audio Ripping – Carlton Bale .com
"If you want the absolute best sound quality from your digital music files, they need to be bit-perfect rips from CDs stored in a lossless compression format. I recommend using dBpoweramp Music Converter (dBmc) to do this. This page describes how to configure dBmc (version 12 or 13)  for the most accurate bit-for-bit perfect backup of an Audio CD (compact disc)."
dbpoweramp  settings  preferences  2017 
june 2017 by handcoding
Fujifilm X-T2 Settings for Wedding Photography - Fuji Rumors
Among other settings tidbits:
"My buttons are set as follows:
Fn1: face/eye detection – having this handy is particularly useful especially when I’m shooting small groups or when I’m shooting portraits of the bride with shallow depth of field. The eye detection works very well in this respect.
Fn2: preview exp. comp/ WB in manual mode (this is particularly useful when I’m working with a off camera flash, such as in studio)
Fn3: AF Mode (single point / zone / wide)
Fn4: access to flash menu
Fn5: access to white balance menu, for those rare times when I shoot jpgs
Fn6: performance boost mode toggle
AE-L: exposure lock
AF-L: autofocus on​"
settings  canonical  weddings  fuji  fujixt2  x-t2  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
Fuji XT2 WYSIWYG v EVF - Fuji X-T2 / Fuji X-T20 - Fuji X Forum
"In my experience one of the key ways to get in your electronic viewfinder or your liquid crystal display to show an image as close as the one that you will get on your computer is to tune DOWN the EVF and LCD luminosity. 9 I have it on -1 the EVF and on 0 the LCD)"
fuji  fujixt2x-t2  2017  photography  settings 
may 2017 by handcoding
New annoying notification: Heads-up, some people may lose access - Google Product Forums
Here’s how to turn off the annoying "Heads-up, some people may lose access” message in Google Drive.
googledrive  drive  2017  settings 
february 2017 by handcoding
Display the three-line AutoPreview for email messages - Outlook
(This page goes over how you can set Outlook to show a preview of the first few lines of each message within the message list.)
"With AutoPreview you can quickly scan the beginning of email messages without opening them. AutoPreview includes the first three lines of a message. The message sender name, date, and subject also appears."
outlook  preferences  settings  preview  2010 
february 2017 by handcoding
windows 7 - Is it possible to move Internet Explorer 11's tab bar below all tool bars? - Super User
"The best that you can do is to make the tabs appear below the address bar, which you can do by right clicking the title bar and selecting 'Show tabs on a separate row’"
superuser  ie11  tabs  prefs  settings  2013 
february 2017 by handcoding
f.lux for Mac update
This post summarizes many of the options in Flux:
“• Dim on disable It’s always been painful to disable f.lux for a color check or late-night design work, so we’ve provided a new option that dims your screen (a lot) when you disable. Check out the “Options” menu for this feature.
• Backwards alarm clock For years we’ve wanted an alarm clock that answers the question, 'How much sleep will I get if I go to bed now?' So we made a little version of it for f.lux.
Better transitions If you woke up your laptop late in the day, f.lux used to do a very slow transition (as if you were “used to” the orange color). Now it transitions quickly to daylight instead. Also, we’ve tuned up behavior at night and in the morning for ‘bedtime' mode: the night-time and early morning transitions are longer now.
• Expanded daytime settings For users who prefer very warm settings during the day, we’ve made an option that lets the sliders go all the way to 1900K, all the time. We prefer accurate color during the day, but quite a few people have asked for extra control like this. You can find this feature in the Options menu."
flux  settings  color  2016 
november 2016 by handcoding
Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review: Digital Photography Review
(About the Fuji X-T2’s custom-function buttons:)
"The addition of an autofocus joystick means not only is it quicker and easier to position the camera's focus point (regardless of camera orientation), but it also relieves the competition for the camera's eight custom function buttons. This makes it possible to assign most of the settings you regularly want to change (DR Mode, Film Simulation, Auto ISO Setting, AF Mode in my case), and use the Q.Menu occasionally, for adjusting more obscure parameters, such as Noise Reduction, Highlight and Shadow response."
fuji  x-t2  dpreview  settings  prefs  photography  2016  custom  buttons 
november 2016 by handcoding
Getting Started with NVDA - The A11Y Project
"If you’re used to using VoiceOver and miss the on-screen text description output, NVDA also has this available as a feature. To enable descriptive text output, check the Tools > Speech viewer checkbox. This will open a new, always-on-top, window with a continuous log of text that is being described by NVDA."
nvda  transcript  output  settings  text  accessibility  a11y  2015 
september 2016 by handcoding
The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review: Digital Photography Review
On Canon’s auto-ISO implementation (and a decent rule of thumb about auto-ISO settings in general:
"The default shutter speed tends to be near one over the focal length, which in real world shooting, is often too slow, certainly for anything other than static scenes or landscapes. If you intend on using Auto ISO, we recommend biasing to a faster speed. I personally biased it 2-stops over the focal length."
canon  dpreview  reviews  autoiso  iso  settings  photography  2016 
june 2016 by handcoding
Hidden Settings · textmate/textmate Wiki
"TextMate has a few settings that aren’t exposed in the GUI. You can change these with the defaults shell command."
textmate  textmate2  defaults  shell  terminal  settings  prefs  2016 
may 2016 by handcoding
Commands to Make Yosemite Suck Less - Avery Z Chipka
"Yosemite (Mac OS 10.10) may well be one of the best updates to the Mac Operating System in a long time and it has a huge number of backend changes that makes life a lot easier. While some of these changes are great for the average end user the may be super annoying for the IT people or those who spend there days doing coding work. This simple collection of command line command will help make your life with Yosemite better."
mac  osx  2014  defaults  terminal  shell  settings  prefs 
march 2016 by handcoding
How to Change Scrolling Speed of Mouse or Trackpad in Mac OS X
“For Mac laptops and the Magic Trackpad, changing the speed of a two-finger scroll is done through the Accessibility settings, not in the Trackpad settings.”

"While in Accessibility > Trackpad Options, check the Enable Dragging Without Drag Lock. I find that option very handy and use it all the time. The Enable Dragging should be in System Preferences > Trackpad."
mac  osx  trackpad  scroll  speed  settings  2015  dragging 
february 2016 by handcoding
Undo or turn off automatic formatting - Office Support
This page goes over what each of the options do in Word’s Settings → Autocorrect → "Autoformat as You Type section” do.
word  settings  formatting  software  styles  2016 
january 2016 by handcoding
Stupid Word Features that should be Turned Off
"Any Word user worth his salt is more than familiar with styles. Word uses styles very similar to how web browsers do. As opposed to constantly setting the font, size, alignment, and everything else for your text, you can specify it once as a style.

"Someone at Microsoft thought it would be helpful to create a feature called "Keep track of formatting" that would create and modify styles as you edited your Word document. A style named "Heading 1" would be recreated and named "Heading 1 + 11 pt" once you modified the font size of some text already under the "Heading 1" style."
word  styles  2005  formatting  settings 
january 2016 by handcoding
Word Options (Advanced) - Word
This page explains what each of the items in Word’s settings does. For instance:

"When selecting, automatically select entire word Select this option to select entire words when you select part of one word and then part of the next word. Turning this option on also causes Word to select a word and the space that follows it when you double-click a word."
word  settings  2016 
january 2016 by handcoding
X-T1 setup guide v:3.00 - John Caz Photo
These look like a pretty excellent set of suggested settings for the Fuji X-T1.
fuji  fujixt1  photography  settings  2014 
december 2015 by handcoding
How to Change the Default Fonts in Your Web Browser
This post goes over how you can configure the default fonts in Chrome and Firefox.
chrome  firefox  fonts  2015  settings  default 
december 2015 by handcoding
How to Get Word Ready for Editing |
"Remember when Microsoft introduced the handy little paperclip assistant? Soon everyone was asking how to turn it off. There are other helpful tools that editors like to turn off because they interfere with our stylesheet preferences and create a lot of work to undo."
word  settings  autocorrect  2015  editing  prefs  canonical  scieditor  copyediting 
december 2015 by handcoding
Sony a7rII Customization and SetupRamblingWest
"There are also some features of the camera that can ONLY be accessed through a custom key so I like to make sure that the more useful ones are exposed through custom keys, otherwise it is unlikely I will use them. With that in mind here is how I have set up my Custom Keys and Function Menu:"
sony  sonya7rII  2015  photography  settings 
november 2015 by handcoding
Recommended Sony A7R II Settings
"The Sony A7-series cameras have a myriad of different settings and buttons, which can be confusing to understand, so the below information is provided as a guide for those who struggle with the cameras."
sony  sonya7rII  photography  settings  2015 
november 2015 by handcoding
Min SS and ISO on A7Rii - Sony Alpha Full Frame Cameras - Sony Alpha Forum
Some ideas for the programmable memory settings on the Sony a7R II:
"I use the two Memory positions on the Mode dial. I preset all my favorite settings and then saved them into 1 and 2. Then I left 1 with the settings that I call "slow-paced considered shooting" (AF-S, single shot, spot focus, aperture priority, ISO 100, etc) and adjusted Memory 2 to be "fast-paced, grab shooting" (AF-C, zone focus, continuous shot, program priority, Auto ISO capped at 1600, etc). Combined with the exposure compensation dial, gives you plenty of control."
sony  sonya7rii  2015  photography  settings 
november 2015 by handcoding
A7RII Auto ISO & minimum shutter speed - Sony Alpha Full Frame Cameras - Sony Alpha Forum
This post recommends setting the Sony a7R II’s minimum shutter speed for Auto ISO to 1/125. (Not a bad idea.)
sony  iso  autoiso  2015  sonya7rii  settings  photography 
november 2015 by handcoding
Using Center Button AF on Sony a7 Series Cameras
"By default, the Center Button is assigned to Eye Focus, but I find it much more useful to use the Center Button to adjust the AF Point. Select Standard from the drop-down menu."
sony  a7rII  photography  settings  autofocus  2015 
september 2015 by handcoding
15 Tips for Getting The Most Out of Your Sony a7rii
This post actually has some pretty great Sony a7r II settings to try out.
sony  sonya7rii  settings  prefs  2015  photography  canonical 
september 2015 by handcoding
Ten Great New Settings on Sony a7RII
It looks like this might be handy for some Sony a7r II settings to try.

In particular, when it comes to Auto ISO:
“You can now select ISO Auto minimum shutter speed settings:

"Slower, Slow, Standard, Fast, or Faster, or choose your minimum shutter speed: 1/8000, 1/4000, 1/2000, 1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 sec., 2 sec., 4 sec., 8 sec., 15 sec., or 30 sec.

The first five of these are auto settings which vary based on focal length (provided there’s electronic communication between body and lens). Standard matches the settings found on previous a7-series cameras. Fast and faster raise the minimum shutter speed by one and 2-stops while slow and slower lower the minimum shutter speed by one and 2-stops."
sony  sonya7rii  settings  photography  2015 
september 2015 by handcoding
diglloyd - Guide to Mirrorless Cameras
Here’s Diglloyd’s review for Sony’s AR7 II, including his sections on "Important Settings for Sony A7R II" and "Recommended Customization for Sony A7R II".
sony  ar7II  photography  settings  2015  diglloyd 
september 2015 by handcoding
diglloyd Mirrorless - Sony Alpha A7R II - Important Settings for Sony A7R II ( excerpt)
"This page covers discusses recommended settings and customization approaches for the Sony A7R II. A few of these are critical and many are important for some uses." (Ooh—these look super handy)
sony  ar7ii  photography  settings  2015 
september 2015 by handcoding
Screen Reader Settings: NVDA - wiki.gpii
"The NVDA settings are stored in a plain text file. On Windows, this file is located in a page like: /Users/kasper/AppData/Roaming/nvda/nvda.ini."
nvda  migration  settings  screenreaders  2015 
august 2015 by handcoding
Preference file functions, names, locations | Photoshop CS6
"Preferences files vary by name and location for each version of Photoshop. Use this document to find or re-create preferences files for Photoshop CS6."
photoshop  settings  migration  2015  canonical  adobe 
august 2015 by handcoding
Apple's AirPort Extreme: Out with the old, in with the new - TechRepublic
"Thanks to Apple engineering, I didn't have to. Upon powering the new AirPort Extreme and opening Apple's AirPort Utility, the very first option I was presented was the opportunity to replace my existing device with the new router. The old router's settings were automatically and correctly transferred to the new device. All I had to do was click Next and move my cable modem's Ethernet cable to the new router's WAN port. The migration experience was truly that easy."
apple  airportextreme  settings  migration  2015 
august 2015 by handcoding
2014 release of Photoshop CC: FAQ
Among other bits, this FAQ answers the question, "How do I migrate my presets from a previous version of Photoshop?"
photoshop  2014  photoshop2014  migration  settings  newmachine 
june 2014 by handcoding
Twitter / tbisaacs: @handcoding If you plan on ...
Travis on using a 5D Mark II: "If you plan on strapping it around your neck or shoulder, disable the live view functionality to prevent accidental recordings."
5dmarkII  canon  photography  settings  2013 
april 2013 by handcoding
Photoshoptimize - Optimize Photoshop Performance
"We designers are always looking for ways to improve the performance of Photoshop. Here’s a compiled list of the best tips found on the internet for optimizing the overall performance of this application." (via:
photoshop  performance  optimization  settings  2009  software  osx  mac  photography 
december 2009 by handcoding
Make Photoshop Faster
This page by @danrubin suggests two settings changes that apparently could make Photoshop run faster. (The second of the two tips, disabling Image Previews, might turn off an otherwise-handy feature, though.)
photoshop  settings  via:danrubin  2009  software  performance  imagepreviews  cachelevels  caching 
august 2009 by handcoding
Canon Digital Learning Center - Back-Button Auto Focus Explained
"Often referred to by pros as “back-button AF”, this feature lets the user customize the camera so that focusing is performed by pressing a rear button with the photographer’s right thumb. The shutter button still wakes up the camera with a half-press, and fires the shutter with a full press downward."
canon  af  autofocus  40d  2009  customfuntions  settings  focus  exposure  photography 
august 2009 by handcoding
40D: What are your "My Menu" settings? - Canon Digital Photography Forums
Commenters chime in with responses to this question: "For 40D users: I just bought the 40D this past weekend and I was wondering what you guys are using for the customized 'My menu' setting?"
canon  40d  photography  mymenu  settings  2008 
march 2008 by handcoding
40D C1-C3 Feature or Bug ? - Canon Digital Photography Forums
"When camera goes to sleep and comes back [and you're in a User Setting such as C1-C3], all settings are back to original saved values."
canon  photography  sleep  usersettings  settings  2008 
march 2008 by handcoding
Lovin' 40D C1, C2, C3 - Canon Digital Photography Forums
This post offers some interesting ideas on settings one could store in the 40D's three custom settings modes.
photography  canon  40d  usersetttings  settings  2007 
march 2008 by handcoding
What are the hidden registry settings? | TortoiseSVN
Suppose your context-menu icons for TortoiseSVN have disappeared? Try updating the value of "OwnerdrawnMenus" (more into on the page).
tortoisesvn  icons  contextmenu  registry  settings  svn  subversion 
november 2006 by handcoding

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