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.

Disable startup items in Mac OSX

To disable per user startup items go to System Preferences > Users and Groups, then click on Login Items. To disable a startup item, simply uncheck the checkbox next to the item you want to disable. To add a new startup item, click on the + (plus) sign.

Take screenshot on Mac OS X

Mac OS X has several built-in shortcuts to take screenshots. Since Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) screenshots are saved in png format.

  • Take screenshot of ¬†the whole screen
    Command + Shift + 3
  • Take screenshot of selected area
    Command + Shift + 4 > select area
  • Take screenshot of a selected Window
    Command + Shift + 4 > press Space > select Window

Screenshot files will be saved on the Desktop.


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