Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mapping control-click to right click in Windows VM on a Mac host

Problem: emulating a right click/control click in a Windows VM on a Mac host with Mac's one-button trackpad.

Quick work around: You can put two fingers on trackpad and click to simulate right click.

Cleaner solution as suggested by Muffin Research Labs is to use AutoHotKey to enable use of control-click to emulate right-click:
  1. Download and install AutoHotKey.
  2. Right click on contrl-left-remap.ahk and save to Windows VM.
  3. Double click on contrl-left-remap.ahk, while it will appear nothing happens you should now be able to control-click on things and Windows should behave like you right-clicked (e.g. you'll get the context menu if you click on a file).
  4. To have this persist past a reboot, copy contrl-left-remap.ahk to C:/Program Files/All Users/Start Menu/Programs/Startup

Friday, February 5, 2010

How to change title of Google site page

If you create a page in a Google site and then decide you need to change the title of the page (i.e. the <title> element), there doesn't seem to be a straight forward way to do it. Here's what I found:
  1. Click on More Actions/Page Settings
  2. Select Show Page Title and Save
  3. Now select Edit Page
  4. The title of the page should be at the very top, simply edit it to what you want it to be.
  5. Save the page.
  6. The title should now be changed.
  7. Disable Show Page Title under More Actions/Page Settings.