09:36:00 pm , Categories: Macintosh OS X Tips

How to Access a Secret Login Console in Mac OS

Link: http://osxdaily.com/2018/09/02/access-login-console-terminal-mac/

Some versions of Mac OS support the ability to login any user account directly to the command line right from the traditional login screen, thereby bypassing the familiar Mac user interface. Instead you’re essentially signing a user directly into the Terminal (a bit like using the ssh client to connect to an SSH server), without having to load the desktop, Finder, WindowServer, or any other frills of the GUI. This can be handy for advanced users who need quick access to the complete command line from a particular user account, but want to skip the complete login and loading of the Mac OS graphical environment. Keep in mind not all versions of system software support this feature however, so it’ll take a bit of discovery to determine which do and which do not.

Before diving in, realize this is really only for advanced Mac users thoroughly comfortable with the command line environment. It’s also important to point out the hidden login Console / Terminal is completely different from Single User Mode or the Recovery Mode Terminal, which are supported on all Macs and Mac OS versions. For one, with the Console Login trick you can login directly as any user on the Mac with user level privileges, whereas Single User Mode always uses a root login with many system services and processes disabled, and is aimed for more administrative purposes. Two common uses of Single User Mode are repairing a disk with fsck and changing an admin password, or other troubleshooting tasks. Single User Mode and Recovery Terminal are really best for troubleshooting and is not an appropriate environment for more generic command line interactions, but the direct Console login can be used just like you would the Terminal app.
Does my MacOS version support Login Terminal / Console?

Console Login is not supported by all versions of Mac OS or Mac OS X. The Console login feature appears to be supported in Mac OS X 10.9.x (Mavericks), 10.8.x (Mountain lion), 10.7.x (Lion), 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), Leopard, Tiger, etc but may or may not be supported in MacoS Mojave (10.14) macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra), macOS 10.12.6 (Sierra), OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan), or 10.10 Yosemite. Feel free to report in the comments below if you have success with this or not, and your version of system software.

You can attempt to enable the login console in Mac OS / Mac OS X with the following defaults command, and then reboot the Mac to then follow the directions further below to see if you can access the login screen terminal:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist "DisableConsoleAccess" NO

If you attempt to load the Console from login screen on an unsupported Mac, you will either just see a blank black screen which appears to be inescapable, requiring you to forcibly reboot the Mac, or you will briefly see a flash of white text on the black screen, and then a blank black screen that also requires a reboot to escape. If you know of a way around this, share with us in the comments.

How to Access a Terminal at Login Screen in Mac OS

Note you must have automatic login turned off on the Mac, otherwise you will not have access to the login screen on boot from which to access the console. Remember, not all versions of Mac OS support this feature.

    • Reboot the Mac as usual
    • At the login screen, choose “Other”
    • For username, type the following and then hit return – no password is necessary yet

    >console

   •  Hit the Return key

    • If successful, you will see a login prompt at the command line, as if you just booted up a unix environment without a windowing environment, now enter a user name and password to login directly to the command line as that user

        •• NOTE: If unsuccessful, the screen will turn black and you will have to force reboot the Mac by holding down the Power key to exit

Assuming you successfully logged into the login Console, you will have full access to everything you would in a normal Terminal environment, but without any of the Mac OS graphical interface. You can exit out of this environment by rebooting from the command line with the shutdown or reboot commands.

Note you can access the “Other” field when hiding the login user name list or with the list of users at the logins screen enabled, but it will not work with Automatic Login enabled.

This is a little known trick, and that it’s supported in some versions of Mac OS but not in others further muddies the waters of when and where it will work, and if support has been pulled from modern versions (it appears to be missing from the latest macOS releases). MacWorld referenced the secret login Terminal some time ago and uncovered discussion of the trick from way back in 2002, suggesting that the console login may work in all earlier versions of Mac OS X but not in the most recent versions. To find out definitively what versions support the capability, user exploration in a wide variety of more recent Mac OS releases would be necessary. I was able to successfully access Terminal via the login console on a Mac running Mavericks, but not on a Mac running High Sierra or Sierra, for example. It’s entirely possible this feature is gone for good in modern macOS releases, in which case this will only apply to older Mac OS X system software.

Were you able to access the Login Console on your Mac or with your version of Mac OS? Share your experience in the comments below, and if you know any other tips or tricks relating to the little known login terminal screen, share those too.

 

  09:21:00 pm , Categories: Macintosh OS X Tips

How to Stop Word Capitalizing First Letter of Sentences Automatically

Link: http://osxdaily.com/2018/09/03/disable-word-capitalizing-first-letter-automatically

How to Stop Word Capitalizing First Letter of Sentences Automatically

Microsoft Word defaults to automatically capitalizing the first letter of a word in a sentence when it is typed. This can be convenient, or very annoying, depending on how you type, and thus first letter auto-capitalization is one of those Word features that is either loved or hated. If you fall into the latter camp and want to stop Word from automatically capitalizing the first letter of a word in a sentence, then you’re in the right place.

This article will show you how to disable first letter capitalization in the Word app of the Microsoft Office suite.

How to Disable Automatic Letter Capitalization in Word

This tutorial demonstrates turning off automatic first letter capitalization on Word for Mac, but the steps should be the same for Microsoft Word on a Windows PC or Mac:

    • Open Word if you have not done so already and create a new document or open any Word doc
    •  Pull down the “Tools” menu and choose “Autocorrect”



    • Locate the setting for “Capitalize first letter of sentences” and uncheck the box next to it



This article will show you how to disable first letter capitalization in the Word app of the Microsoft Office suite.

    Close out of Autocorrect settings and use Word as usual, the first letter of a new sentence will no longer automatically capitalize

Now you can type a new sentence or any word after a period and it will no longer automatically capitalize the first letter of a word after a period. Instead you’ll be using the Shift key to capitalize words yourself, as is the case with most other apps and typing experiences.

Some people really enjoy this feature because they feel it makes their typing a bit quicker or less prone to typographical errors, whereas some other people absolutely hate it because it’s not always appropriate to capitalize the first letter of a word at the start of a new sentence or after a period. Auto-capitalization can be particularly annoying if you’re comparing versions of Word documents side-by-side and you’re editing or rewording sentences and the auto-capitalization feature can kick in during that editing process, leaving you with more corrections necessary. Another situation where some people really don’t like the feature is if you frequently switch between multiple word processing apps (Word, Pages, LibreOffice, etc) and want the same general behavior to exist across all apps, particularly in regards to capitalizing words and using the Shift key.

Note this is an Office and Word specific setting, so changing this here will have no impact on other apps or the computer in general.

You’ll find that Office apps and Word have many other autocorrect options and settings available, each of which is separate from the universal Mac OS autocorrect setting that can be disabled systemwide but will not apply to app-specific autocorrect settings like those found in Word or even Pages and TextEdit, and the Mail app, which also have unique app-specific autocorrect options.

Did you find this helpful? Do you know any other particularly great Word tips or tricks? Share them in the comments! And you can find more helpful Microsoft Word tips here too.

  09:04:00 pm , Categories: Macintosh OS X Tips

How to Disable True Tone on MacBook Pro Display

Link: http://osxdaily.com/2018/09/08/how-disable-true-tone-macbook-pro/

The latest MacBook Pro models include True Tone capable displays which automatically adjust the screen colors to resemble external ambient lighting conditions. This feature can make the screen appearance more pleasing to the eye in some lighting situations, but if you require color accuracy for your work, you may find the True Tone feature to be a hindrance to your workflow, and thus you may want to disable True Tone on the MacBook Pro.

Quickly, it’s important to note that True Tone is a different feature from Night Shift, which has similar effects on color hue, but Night Shift warms the display only in the evening and night time hours, whereas True Tone will adjust the display hue and colors all day long in any lighting conditions. Additionally, Night Shift is software only, whereas True Tone works by detecting ambient lighting conditions and then adjusting the onscreen colors of the display to be more consistent with ambient lighting, typically making the screen hue more warm or cold as it shifts depending on.
How to Turn Off True Tone on MacBook Pro

If your MacBook Pro has a True Tone capable display, here is how to turn off that feature so that the screen colors are always consistent no matter the ambient lighting conditions:

    • Go to the  Apple menu and choose “System Preferences”
    • Go to the “Displays” preference panel and choose the “Display” tab
    • Uncheck the box next to “True Tone” to disable True Tone on the Mac
    • Close out of System Preferences as usual



If you disable True Tone the effects are immediate, and if the feature is currently active it will disable and the colors will shift back to their default state.

Of course you can reverse this decision at any time and re-enable True Tone on the display by toggling that setting back on again.

If you’re going to disable True Tone but want to have the screen colors to be softer on the eyes in the evenings and night times only, using Night Shift on the Mac is highly recommended on a schedule. It’s important to remember that Night Shift should be temporarily disabled for any color accurate work requirements as well.

While True Tone is a new feature to only certain model MacBook Pro machines (the 2018 hardware release and onward), it’s likely to expand further into the Mac lineup, and the feature also exists on some devices in the iOS world, including the iPhone and iPad Pro. Similarly, many users who require color accuracy on those devices may want to disable True Tone on iPhone and disable True Tone on iPad as well. Again, True Tone is hardware specific even in iOS, but Night Shift in iOS is available for every iPhone or iPad model and can be set on a schedule too.

Whether or not you like or use True Tone is probably going to depend on your particular work. Many casual users likely won’t even notice True Tone and thus will keep it on, and perhaps many Mac users who mostly work with text environments will find it to be most useful. However for Mac users who require color accuracy for their work, typically for design, photo editing, video editing, and other similar multimedia activity, disabling True Tone is likely going to be a necessity so that they can maintain an accurate color profile of their work.

Do you use True Tone on the Mac? Did you disable True Tone for Mac for color accuracy reasons, or for another reason? Let us know in the comments!

  01:01:00 am , Categories: Fantasies Realm Market

Eclipse fighter and Cockpit [Exclusives]

Link: https://fantasiesrealm.com/market/Designers/Summoner/

Summoner's Eclipse-Fighter

A Stunning Space land Fighter fully articulated Figure with 25++ articulated arts.

Fully movable wings opening entry hatch moving Gun and included are also 7 Material sets to change the Fighters Aspect. A Must have for a Space fleet collection.

!! Poser Fan Art !!
Product Requirements and Compatibility:
Poser 7 +++
Supported in Daz Studio
Ds Users might have to adjust the Material settings
to get a good result
PC/Mac compatible

Summoner's Cockpit

A Simple Prop setup of a Spaceship cockpit interior that you might find a good way of use for your empty Spaceship.

The Chair and holo Displays are movable there is a set of Holo Display's that you can hide or show to change the aspects. A neat detailed Interior with stunning light effects.

!! Poser Fan Art !!
Product Requirements and Compatibility:
Poser 7 +++
Supported in Daz Studio
Ds Users might have to adjust the Material settings
to get a good result
PC/Mac compatible

  12:53:00 am , Categories: Fantasies Realm Market

Throne Room and Galaxy Dome [Exclusives}

Link: https://fantasiesrealm.com/market/Designers/Summoner/

Summoner's Throne-Room

A great huge Environment interior with a nice touch of Details. This package comes with a empty and a Assembled Figure with articulated Sensors and Throne.

There is a Easy Master Dial to spin and lift all sensors at once. You will also find a Static Prop version a, Preset Prop version and the Individual Interior Props.

Depending on your Preference of use. This Throne Room also has a Space Dome that gives the right touch.

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Product Requirements and Compatibility:
Poser 7 +++
Supported in Daz Studio
PC/Mac compatible

Ds Users might have to adjust the Material settings
to get a good result

Galaxy Dome [Exclusive]

Yet an other addition that is meant to be for the Throne Room but naturally can be used for any other in Space Project.

This is a simple fast rendering Dome setup consisting of a Dome prop with two material setups the dome has two Layers, one for the Stars and one for the Background this way the stars can be hidden.

The Planets are flat Layers with Transparency Materials to get a good effect, so make sure to have them in front view. The Asteroids are in 3D pros what makes it easy to surround a Planet Layer.

An easy and sure useful environment for your Scifi Projects.

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Product Requirements and Compatibility:
Poser 7 +++
Supported in Daz Studio
PC & Mac compatible

Ds Users might have to adjust the Material settings
to get a good result


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