Monthly Archives: May 2012

QuickTime won’t play my video



With the announcement that the developers of Perian are to discontinue their QuickTime plug in, it’s probably time you switched to using the open-source video player VLC.

Not only does VLC play video files that QuickTime can’t play even with Perian, it will also attempt (and often succeed) to play files that suffer from minor corruptions.

If you’re having problems playing a video file in QuickTime, chances are VLC is the answer.

🙂

Direct Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vlc/files/2.0.1/macosx/vlc-2.0.1.dmg/download
Project Site: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

restore tab & spacebar keys in logout window

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If you did a clean install of Lion at any point you might have noticed that the spacebar won’t toggle the checkbox and tab won’t cycle through the options in the Logout window.

To resolve this, open Terminal.app (Applications > Utilities > Terminal.app) and copy/paste this command

sudo defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleKeyboardUIMode -int 3

Press ‘return’ and type in your Admin password. Restart your computer and your tab and spacebar keys should be back to normal!

🙂

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