a new layout
I’m a Mac user, as you probably know, but I was using Mac in a wrong way – is it possible anyway? 😉 The most frustrating thing when you start using Mac is CMD+W shortcut or CMD+Q is even worst because Q is next to W 😛
Anyway, in my beloved IDE, IntelliJ IDEA I was using the old behaviour to close windows – CTRL+F4 (as I recall). It was again frustrating and slow. Such a key combination isn’t optimal to use, to hit those keys you must move the whole arm. Try and you will see and figure out that you’re doing that few hundred times a day – what a waste 😛
… but there is a solution for that, not for everybody but for those who use at least IntelliJ IDEA 10.5. With that version a new keyboard layout aka keymap was introduced specially for a Mac users. It’s called Mac OS X 10.5. On the beginning is weird, you must very often use keymap reference (printed out and lying down next to keyboard).
It could take few weeks or months to get used it, but after that you become a real Mac user in case of using your IDE 😉 You will gain a lot of fun and pleasure to use common Mac shortcuts in IntelliJ IDEA and you’ll never want to go back to the old time consuming shortcuts. Give it a try!
As usual at the end some TEDs. For a long, long time there were no interesting talks from TED – as for me of course, but today with a new newsletter I’ve got two very inspiring videos, I encourage you to spend around 20 minutes to watch them.
Questions no one knows the answers to
Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career
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