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jeudi 13 mars 2008

Never trust a computer you can't lift

"Today, I met an IBM mainframe. Never trust a computer you can't lift" (via Maceinstein)

vendredi 15 février 2008

Time Machine Icon in Menu Bar

Since Mac OS X 10.5.2, there is a Time Machine Icon in the Menu Bar. Have you ever noticed that when a backup is in progress, the icon's clock goes backward ?

mercredi 21 novembre 2007

What I really like about Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

I recently successfully upgrade my MacBook to the new version of Mac OS X, also known as Leopard. After one hour, I had a ready to go system, without any problem.

I think Leopard is a great upgrade especially for:

  • The Finder is now very smart and responsive. The search is amazingly fast and QuickLook is very handy, especially on text documents and images.
  • Time Machine is one of the killer feature that makes backup a breeze. The initial backup is pretty long, but after that, it is very stealth. and the Time Machine animations are REALLY cool.
  • Spaces is very handy, and its integration is nicely done. Moving a window from a space to another space is simply as dragging and dropping .Maybe, an permanent overview of the spaces will be neat.
  • In Terminal, you can now have tabs, which reduces the screen pollution. Another feature long seen before in Linux.
  • And what I like, is that EVERYTHING seems to go faster than in Tiger. It is totally subjective.

So, my piece of advice is go and get it.

mardi 13 novembre 2007

Change the large size of dock icons

While testing the glass effect on the MacOS Dock on Leopard, I was suprised to see a curious parameter in It is related to the large size of the dock icons when magnification is enabled. The preferences pane let you set this value to 128 at most, but you can put arbitrary value in the plist file.

defaults write largesize -int 256
killall Dock

And your dock will show bigger icons. To revert to a normal size, open the Dock Preferences Pane.