Purge all Google Chrome user data on a Mac

In Google Chrome you can easily purge browsing data including cookies, history, etc using the application preferences. But there are still a bunch of files that it doesn’t touch. I was having some weird issues with my SilverStripe installs (I won’t go into that here) which didn’t happen when using incognito mode but did under normal browsing. Deleting all browsing data made no difference so I needed to really poke under the hood to delete all data.

Scroll Lock Key on a Mac

I am the king of random shortcuts and always seem to hit keys when typing that have unexpected consequences, such as this morning when I was doing something in Excel and managed to trigger scroll lock. But there’s no scroll lock on a Mac keyboard…

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Mac mail queue commands

This post is a quick reference for some of the mail server commands for Apple Mac OSX: how to show the queue, flush it, delete everything, delete a particular message, etc.

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How to clear the DNS cache on Mac OSX

DNS lookups are cached so that subsequent lookups for the same host don’t require querying an external DNS server again until the TTL expires. Sometimes you need to clear the cache, for example if you’ve changed a DNS record, and this post shows how to do it on Mac OSX.

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Remap quit and close tab shortcut keys etc in Mac OS X

I’m the king of hitting random shortcut key combinations and doing unexpected things and often accidentally close a tab or the entire window in Google Chrome while editing some content on one of my websites. Which means having to go back and re-write that content… I’d have enough of that so decided to work out how to remap the Cmd+Q and Cmd+W keys so I could no longer accidentally shut down a tab or window when really meaning to copy n paste or select all (or some other well meaning shortcut).

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