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Change Folder When Proceeding to Next Unread Message in Postbox Mail Application

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While trying Postbox under Mac, I soon realized it’s a thunderbird derivative. However, using Thunderbird I was able to use the ‘N’ short cut to switch to next unread message no matter in which folder it resides. After senseless searches in the virtual Postbox documentation, I searched for it at Mozilla and found the result instantly. However, you need to edit the configuration by hand, which seems a bit nerdy for a comfortable Mac Application.

Nesono-Bin Bashtils RM to Trash Now with Put Back Support

I just changed my helper script, which moves the specified files into Trash instead of deleting them directly to use the Finder by calling AppleScript. This change now enables the Put Back feature from Mac OS X Trash, which was not available using the method before. Get a copy from github and enjoy.

Install R with Home Brew under Mac OS X

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After some years as a MacPorts user I decided to give home brew a try, which are advertising their package manager with the sentence “Homebrew — MacPorts driving you to drink? Try Homebrew!”. The idea is not to build everything from scratch and create another software micro cosmos but to reuse existing Mac OS X abilities and save some space (as well as [cpu] time for updates). Sounds promising I thought and installed it according to the website’s description.

A usable R-GUI under (Windows), Mac OS X, and Linux

Some days ago I found a nice GUI for R: RStudio! It works as it should always have been: with a workspace/data browser, script editor (with source on save), documentation viewer, file browser, and a plot view. If you already feel familar with R, you should definately check it out, it will probably second your workflow as hell. At least it did for me…

Cheers,
iss

Matlab 7.5 GUI Slow Under Mac OS X

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I know it’s almost common sense, but today I had to refix the slow GUI for Matlab yet another time. As the information seems to start vanishing from the web, I want to perpetuate it here.

Go into directory /Applications/MATLAB_R2007b/bin/maci (or wherever your installation resides) and create a file called java.opts with the following content.

-Dapple.awt.graphics.UseQuartz=true

Cheers,
iss

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