A Glimpse of Another Lion Interface Detail

Sunday, October 24th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 14:35

When Apple introduced Mac OS X 10.7 called Lion this Wednesday, they showed parts of the revamped GUI including iOS-like scrollbars (regarding the linked article at AppleInsider: it isn’t leaking when you show it publicly during your own event). iPhoto of iLife ’11 already has scrollbars like this in the current Mac OS X. Although [...]

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Delay Marking a Mail as Read in Mail.app

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:40

It always bugged me that whenever I’m deleting an e-mail in Apple’s mail client Mail.app another mail is selected and subsequently marked as read. Cmd + Shift + U became a good friend of mine. (It marks a mail as unread.) TurePreview is a lightweight Mail.app plugin which gives you all the time you need [...]

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Useful Twitter Tools for Mac & iPhone Users

Sunday, March 1st, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 16:13

After one week using Twitter I’ve decided which apps I’ll be using in the future with this micro blogging service: Safari140 – Twitter extension for Safari with auto-shorten for long URLs and a great shortcut: ^T I’m using Tweetie as my iPhone Twitter client. It’s just great! Decided to use Twitterrific and Safari140 on my [...]

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The Programmer’s Way of Thinking

Friday, January 16th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:25

I’m An Idiot from xkcd

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Switch Leopard’s Spaces With Your Mouse

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:26

The creator of the iChat add-on Chax released a tool to switch your Leopard spaces by moving your mouse to the edge of the screen called Warp. Great for moving windows to a different space.

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Leopard: Spaces Tips

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:42

Apple’s latest Mac OS X incarnation comes bundled with a handy feature called Spaces which is essentially a virtual desktop manager. While being common knowledge that F8 activates spaces for switching and dragging windows between them, the following is little known: While in the overview mode (F8) you can just press the number of the [...]

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Ambient Noise Reduction in Mac OS X 10.4.8

Monday, November 13th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:53

While looking at the System Preferences of my new MacBook Pro C2D running Mac OS X 10.4.8 I’ve noticed an option called Ambient Noise Reduction (Sound preferences) to reduce all that noise you don’t want on your recordings or in your audio/video chats. I couldn’t remember to have seen this option before and checking my [...]

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Migrate to a New Mac in 10 Steps

Saturday, November 11th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:35

This article describes the preparations I made in advance to the migration from my old PowerBook G4 (Aluminum) to a shiny new MacBook Pro C2D (both running Tiger) and the steps required to migrate your data. It is intended to help you prepare some things while waiting for your new Mac to arrive and to [...]

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