I'm not as "involved" in the Mac scene anymore, but I still stay up on everything pretty well. This is a good piece from the Macalope.
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This article talks about how to get rid of duplicate entries in the "Open With…" contextual menu. I've had this command in my nightly (user) cron file for many months now: # Flush Launch Services Cache /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
Seriously, it's 2013. I have 32 GB of RAM. And Safari still craps out all the time and has to reload every page I've loaded with as few as 20 tabs open. Rarely can you even close tabs to rectify the situation. It seems like once it gets into that state it won't let you [...]
Why would iMovie's modal "Publishing to YouTube" window ever need to go fullscreen?
Talk about a bug that shouldn't exist, right? Fortunately, there's an easy fix: type purge into your Terminal window. That's it.
If you're getting an error code -49 when exporting a movie from iMovie, turn off Time Machine temporarily.
What to Do When Xcode Beachballs: Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Cmd+Period Love it!
BTW, since I mentioned Safari yesterday, I've looked at other browsers that still exist for Mac OS X. I'm hoping the comments can fill with others. Of course, many people know about OmniWeb. Camino is still around, as is, oddly, iCab. Those are the first three that sprang to mind, but I imagine there are [...]
I've been enjoying Don Melton's posts lately. For example: Keeping Safari a secret and Safari is released to the world. Good gosh Safari is old. I'm old. Wow.
This Macworld article was interesting, though long-time Apple folks knew most of it. In short: there's simply very little margin for discounting on Apple products. The company supplements its tiny wholesale discounts to resellers with more substantial monetary incentives that are available only if those resellers advertise its products at or above a certain price, [...]
Turn crossfading off. You might even be able to turn it on again after you quit and re-launch iTunes, but turning it off fixed the problems right away. Weird bug. P.S. I have an "Unrated/Unplayed" smart playlist that contains songs I haven't played OR haven't rated, and it was frustrating to play 20 songs in [...]
I mentioned in the comments on this post that I'd write this up, so here goes. What follows is an AppleScript I activate via FastScripts with the keyboard shortcut cmd-opt-f. It scrapes the page, filters the text, builds a list of URLs to click from the "new post" links (often an image is linked), and [...]
A great article, and one I'll read again, but let me just say this: thank goodness AppleScript has survived. The number of things for which I rely on AppleScript every day is somewhere between 50 and 1000, and probably between 200 and 500 depending on how you define "things."
I like Pixelmator. I like it a lot. For cropping and some other quick tasks, it rocks. But it is lousy at two things I do fairly frequently. Letting you know what your foreground and background colors are for fills with the keyboard shortcut. White balance. That is all. Carry on.
I'm almost certain there's a way to do it, but I tried quickly to select a few columns and type the same thing into several rows of text at once, and couldn't do it. But there's no way I'm giving up BBEdit. It's worked beautifully for me for well over a decade. And I was [...]