September 2nd, 2009

Computers

Yes, Photoshop CS3 works under Snow Leopard

I got a wild hair...and nuked everything Adobe, and everything named FlexLM (the licensing manager CS3 uses), from my machine. That got the installer to work to the point that it asked for my serial number, and that was enough.

I don't recommend doing this, because it''ll wipe out other things than Photoshop, and nuking FlexLM may break other applications. However, if you're desperate...
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Splut

Don't like EMACS key bindings in OS X?

Looks like it's possible to replace the standard keybindings in OS X text widgets. The standard ones are patterned after the set in the EMACS text editor. Yes, it's a standard set, but it's unintuitive to say the least for someone whose fingers have been using WordStar keybindings for 30 years.

Fortunately, there's a standard way to remap it all, and it looks like it's possible to even do WS-style key sequences. The details are documented here, with additional documentation here.
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