Posts from February 2012.

Mac Book Pro + OS X Lion external monitor issues

This is a short post to allow me to keep track of all the issues I have seen with graphics when using my Macbook Pro on OS X Lion with an external monitor. There is a thread on the apple discussion forums which is worth a follow too:

https://discussions.apple.com/message/16881510#16881510

The app switcher contrast issue:

app switch contrast

If you click the image above you will see the app switcher has very high colour contrast.

The White / invisible app switcher icons:

Click the image above for a better quality image.

Other issues I have seen, but haven’t got screenshots of yet…

White / invisible app switcher icons
Distorted (bold and blurry) text in app windows
App windows which contain diagonal coloured noise

A restart of my mac seems to fix the issues temporarily.

Create Add Root FTP Account in cPanel

When you get a new hosting account you get an account user. These user details can be used to log into cPanel if you have it, but can also be used to connect via an ftp client to upload your sites files.

This always puts me on edge though. If someone gets your details they can’t just access your ftp but can also log in and make any changes that they want to your site.

For this reason I generally set up a new ftp account just to use for ftp access.

Until now I’ve never worked out how to access the root of a site with an ftp account. Generally I just accept access to the public_html folder and leave it at that. But today I finally worked out how to give an ftp account root access to a hosting accounts files.

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