星之一角

What have you found for these years?

2016-11-29

Things I cannot fix for my new macbook pro

Edited:
Another issue which I cannot fix right now, if i leave the computer for awhile, and then come back, it would disconnect itself, causing disconnection.

Edited:
Yes! Finally it didn't disconnect now. Just check all of them:
- Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off
- Put hard disks to sleep when possible
- Wake for network access
- Enable Power Nap while plugged into a power adapter


* System fonts or font rendering is very bad at my external Dell monitor. (it's excellent in built-in screen though, but I am not using it daily) It's extremely small and too thin, sometimes even blurred, barely readable. Not sure if TinkerTool does help here, but I did try to make the font larger.

* Mouse wheel scrolling is quite broken. The idea of acceleration might not be too bad, but it seriously needs to be tweaked a bit. I need to scroll heavily to make it move. It's killing my finger. USB Overdrive could fix this issue somehow, but introduce another issue that I would lose selected text while scrolling, and click randomly, making it completely unusable. So I uninstalled USB Overdrive and decided to kill my finger.

* Input method McBopomofo would cause the text area shake while typing due to the height changes each time I entered Bopomofo. This happens in GMail and Facebook, but it's fine on other websites. See, smart text areas are often broken. I really hope people could make more plain old text areas which just work.

There are a few other things which are not ideal but acceptable. For example, I want to disable transparency for menus, but then dock would also lose transparency which looks quite ugly. But well, look and feel is less important for me anyway.

2016-09-08

Finally fixed my iTerm2

Updated: I just realized that the offending config is exactly
setting the tab theme to Light (High Contrast).
Apparently this is broken for a very, very long time...
So I have no other choice but just set it to Dark (High Contrast).
I do not like dark tab theme but without "High Contrast" the gradient
colors are driving me crazy because it's just unreadable.



This seriously drove me crazy, and it's been for so long.
Probably a few months ago, every time after I upgraded iTerm2,
it would be broken. It would just keep opening blank unusable
windows. I doubted that has something to do with session
restoration, because it worked a few times if I just download
a fresh new version.

But not this time... and seriously I don't want to reconfigure
it at all, because I have a ton of customization which I don't
quite remember and I don't want to go over with it again!

So I tried to load my backup settings for iTerm2, but it turned
out that if I just restored it, the problem would persist. However,
of course not all the settings were the offenders! If I tried to
restore settings piece by piece, it would actually work.

Finally I found the offenders were below. Just remove them and
iTerm2 could work properly. I think it's probably some settings
which in a newer version they're removed, but it's not handled
properly therefore would cause issues.

Anyway, I am so glad this is fixable.

<key>TabStyle</key>
<integer>2</integer>
<key>TabViewType</key>
<integer>0</integer>

Also note that the config was located at:
~/Library/Preferences/com.googlecode.iterm2.plist
Apparently I still lose some settings, e.g. tab title is barely
readable, and I am not sure if that could be fixed. But at least
it's working now.

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