Mac OS X: Prevent .DS_Store file creation on network volumes

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This KnowledgeBase article explains how to prevent OS X from creating new .DS_Store files when opening folders on remote volumes mounted using SMB/CIFS, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV. The creation of .DS_Store files (and more so, ._AppleDouble files which are not covered in this hint) is frequently the source of complaints against Mac users, who often leave a trail of these files scattered throughout the filesystem when "visiting" a Windows computer. Even with this hint in place, the .DS_Store files will continue to be created on local volumes (which is a good thing). Logo_MacOSX

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iPhoney – iPhone emulator / simulator

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Looking for a way to see how your web creations will look on iPhone? Look no further. iPhoney gives you a pixel-accurate web browsing environment—powered by Safari—that you can use when developing web sites for iPhone. It’s the perfect 320 by 480-pixel canvas for your iPhone development. And it’s free.
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Console or Admin Session

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Did you know, when you connect to one of your Systems using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, you can choose whether you want to connect to the console or create a new terminal server session. If you always create console sessions, you will be able to re-use or reconnect to the last session..

Until today, i didn’t know, that a console session can be created using the Remote Desktop Connection Client GUI. In the past i always did something similiar to:

MSTSC.exe /v:MYSERVER:[PORT] /CONSOLE

or on systems with newer Remote Desktop Client Versions


MSTSC.exe /v:MYSERVER:[PORT] /ADMIN

When playing with display settings, local resources like (connecting printer or drives over a Remote Desktop Connection) the command line got a bit complex. Now since i bought an Apple MacBook Pro, and i faced the challenge to connect to my servers using the Mac OSX implementation of the Remote Desktop Connection, i realized, that it is possible to place a /CONSOLE or /ADMIN Parameter directly into the address textfield of the Mac OSX Remote Desktop Connection Client. So i figured out, that this can also be done using the Windows Remote Desktop Connection Client.

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