Restarting the Dock on OS X

Everyone once in a while things go awry for me on OS X.

Symptoms often include hot corners suddenly no longer working, and spaces not switching when I switch applications.

Turns out the restarting your dock can fix this in a jiffy.

I’m a command line kind of guy, so open up terminal and type this in to restart the dock:

killall -KILL Dock

It looks pretty scary (“Kill! KILL!”), but all it’s doing is telling OS X to kill the Dock process for you, which it will auto-restart. Your dock will disappear for a moment and then come back in working order.

Streaming Music from OS X to Android

AndroidIt seems like streaming music from iTunes, or any desktop app of sorts, to my android phone over my local WiFi network shouldn’t be anything new different or difficult, but I can’t seem to find a great way to do it.

If you know of a good option, please comment below. When I figure it out, I’ll update this post, too. 🙂

September 4, 2010 Updates:

From Diane Patterson: “It is to be hoped after iOS 4.2 is released that AirPlay will solve this problem: