Bartender for Mac

If you’re a Macintosh user, you probably appreciate a clean interface and nice aesthetics. One thing that can cause your Mac’s interface to become cluttered, though, is a myriad of icons in your menu bar. Many programs will allow you to turn off its menu bar icon but not all. Worse yet, you might have…

Move Cursor to the Top of the Page in PHPStorm

I have started using JetBrain’s PHPStorm editor at work on a Macintosh and one of the things that has irked me is that some of the standard Macintosh keyboard shortcuts don’t work out of the box. For example, if you’re a seasoned Macintosh user, you are most likely used to using ⌘↑ to go to the…

Setting up Mac navigation shortcuts in iTerm 2

If you’re a Macintosh user, it is probably second nature to use ⌥← to go back one word and ⌥→ to forward a word. Similarly, ⌘← will bring you to the beginning of a line while ⌘→ will jump you to the end. However, by default, iTerm 2, a great replacement for macOS’s included Terminal application, is not…

A Couple Quick Mac Tips

Just a couple of quick Mac tips. First, many programs support using Command-<number> to choose that tab in the program. Some programs are explicit about it and might show the shortcut, like iTerm 2, but this will work in all major browsers I have tried as well as Sublime Text. Also, most times when you…

Quick Macintosh Tips

It is sometimes hard to explain to people why I enjoy working on a Macintosh. It isn’t because they are shinier or I have fallen prey to the “reality distortion field.” Rather, there are a lot of nice tweaks, that are sometimes not so obvious, that make working with the Macintosh such a nice experience….

Using MailCatcher for local mail testing

When developing web applications on your local machine, you will often want to test e-mails. For the longest time, I would use an environmental switch in PHP depending on the domain (for example, I would set different values if the domain was stirrell.second-cup-of-coffee or www.second-cup-of-coffee.com) and include values for email addresses. I had my local…

Sublime Text’s Extend Selection to Word in TextMate 2

One of the coolest features of Sublime Text 2, in my opinion, is the ability to use the command, “Extend Selection to Word” with Sublime Text’s multiple cursors. Using this command, one can highlight a word they want to change, select the command (or the key command equivalent) which selects the next instance of the word…