Readit Widget

I made this handy widget. Click here to download.


Posted at at 1:16 AM on Monday, August 18, 2008 by Posted by Felix | 0 comments   | Filed under:

Episode 8: Customizing OS X Desktop


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We are finally done with most of the basic operations for OS X. We're going to ramp up the difficulty level of the episodes from now on, so if you find yourself lost, just go back and watch the previous episodes on:

mackertips.blogspot.com/


Good source for wallpapers and icons
http://interfacelift.com/

Remember that all commands on terminal are case-sensitive

Screensaver as desktop wallpaper:
/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/
ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background &

Wallsaver Widget
http://www.apaulodesign.com/widgets/wallsaver.php

Enable Widget on Desktop
defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES

Disable Widget on Desktop
defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode NO

Disable dock reflection
defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES

Enable dock reflection
defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean NO

Reload Dock and Dashboard
killall Dock

Posted at at 1:38 AM on Thursday, March 6, 2008 by Posted by Felix | 2 comments   | Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Episode 7: Dashboard


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This episode covers the use of Dashboard. Aside from basic operations, I will show you how to create your own widgets. In this case I will show you have to make a Pandora widget. I will also show you some of my favorite widgets.

Here are the links to the widgets in the order I mentioned them:

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/
http://www.callwave.com/landing/widgets_Gadgets_L1.aspx
http://www.pandora.com/
http://www.islayer.com/
http://www.bigbucketblog.com/tv/
http://mikepiontek.com/software/mac/delivery-status.html 

Posted at at 2:20 AM on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 by Posted by Felix | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,

Episode 6: Using Mail.app

Configuring mail app to manage your existing email accounts is easier than ever with Leopard's new Mail.app

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Episode 5: Viewer Email (Application Recommendations)


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Episode 4: Cleaning up the Dock


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As you accumulate more and more applications and add it to your dock, your dock can quickly become too cluttered. In this episode I will show you have to fix that.

Remember:
You can download Quicksilver from: http://www.blacktree.com/
The default command to launch Quicksilver is Ctrl+spacebar

Posted at at 11:08 PM on Saturday, February 16, 2008 by Posted by Felix | 0 comments   | Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Episode 3: Installing and Uninstalling Applications


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Learn how to install and uninstall applications on Mac OS X. This episode shows the normal way of removing applications as well as show how to remove an application completely.

The products I mentioned are:
Firefox 2: http://www.mozilla.com/
Quicksilver: http://www.blacktree.com/
AppCleaner: http://www.freemacsoft.net/

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