Mac OS X
Here are various quirks to remember about OS X's X11 app.
Using Matlab over SSH
I noticed when I got my Intel iMac with OS X Tiger that I could no longer use Matlab over SSH. I was using the command
ssh -X firstname.lastname@example.org which works on my G3 iBook running Panther. I searched around online a bit and found I was not the only one with this problem. The solution is to use the '-Y' option instead of '-X':
ssh -Y email@example.com' This command gives X-forwarding but with "more privileges." Apparently '-X' is more secure, but at least I get more than blank windows with the "insecure" option!
Apple doesn't usually make mice with a middle mouse button. So here's how to do that special clicking with only a single-button mouse:
Right-click: control + (left) mouse button
Middle-click: command (apple) + (left) mouse button