Apple Mail - Change Default Sent Folder for IMAP Account

If Apple Mail didn't automatically assign a correct folder on the IMAP server as its Sent folder, this can be easily fixed. 

Simply select the correct folder in the folders pane on the left-hand side. Then from the menu select Mailbox > Use This Mailbox As > Sent Mailbox.

Stop .DS_Store file creation by Mac OS X


Mac OS X has an annoying habit of littering network shares with .DS_Store (Desktop Services Store) files. If you only use Mac OS X and other Unix based systems you may never actually see them, but in mixed environments they can become a bit of a nuisance. There is nothing critical stored in .DS_Store files, just Finder specific settings, such as icons size and location, view settings, etc.

To prevent .DS_Store from being created on network shares, run following command in terminal.

defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores true

To revert changes and resume .DS_Store file creation run:

defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores false

Disable mouse acceleration for Microsoft mouse in Mac OS X

Microsoft mouse

One of the best things about Macbooks is a fantastic Apple trackpads. Unfortunately, this cannot be said about third party mouse support. Maybe I haven't used Macs for long enough, but I really hate mouse scrolling (and tracking) acceleration. What I want is linear predictable scrolling and tracking, regardless of how fast I'm moving the mouse or scrolling the wheel.

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style


Cannot install Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro 13.3 Retina (OS X Yosemite) from an external DVD drive. After booting from the Windows 8.1 installation DVD and trying to install Windows on BOOTCAMP partition, following error is displayed:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.
Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS.

Trying to format the partition doesn't help.


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