Mac OS X 10.7 Lion – Firmware password

Where’s the firmware password setting gone in Lion? You have to restart with your Lion boot device. Hold ‘Cmd_R’ during the boot Then, you’ll find the ‘Firmware Password’ option in the Utilities menu. Now, your installation of UnderCover should be just that bit more secure… Advertisements

FileMaker Pro 11.0v3 won’t install

The old ‘A valid copy of FileMaker 11 could not be found’ trick, eh? I knew previous updaters for FM11 were grevious ‘cos of Spotlight settings on OS X 10.6, but I believed that v3 had risen above such things. Recent experience tells me this is not the case. Here’s how I fixed it: First;…

Apple Magic Mouse – magicprefs

The wireless Apple Magic Mouse seems at first to be a great step up from theĀ USBĀ corded Mighty Mouse. Until you try to use it. So many of the ‘Mighty’ functions have been lost in the journey. Then you discover magicprefs, which adds ’em back. In spades. Huge thanks to Vlad Alexa for making this amazing…

MacBook – No Enter

MacBooks are wonderful. And the company that makes them also is responsible for a great database management tool; yup, Apple owns FileMaker. So how crazy is it that to use FileMaker, the {Enter} key is critically important but Apple has decided to omit it from almost the whole range of MacBooks? I’m not talking about…