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New Blog Post (Beta)

Hi All! Really sorry that I haven’t posted in forever, but a new blog post is in the works. Check back in less than a week and I will have it up. In the meantime, check out these links:

Paul Washer is one of the greatest preachers ever. Here is a great sermon of his called, ‘Are You Ready for a Relationship?’. It will really challenge you.

Better Touch Tool is a great free* app that gives you custom multi-touch gestures for your MacBook trackpad, Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad plus gives you a ‘Windows 7-like’ window snapping feature. Here is the developer’s homepage: http://blog.boastr.net/

As I said, check back in about a week and I, hopefully, will have a new post up.

Cody

*Better Touch Tool is called “shareware” which simply means that the app is a free download, but the developer requests donations.

Categories: Spiritual, Technical

Mac OS X Hint (Sorry “Windows” Fans)

November 17, 2010 1 comment

Those of us using Apple Computers probably already know about the utility known as: Expose. It helps you keep your desktop organized. Apple also has two other utilities that I really like. One is: Spaces, a utility which gives you from 2-16 virtual desktops. I love it and use it even more that Expose. The other is Quick Look which is really helpful if you want a preview of something that you are working with (like a picture or a document). Just highlight it (click it once), and press the spacebar to see a close up look at it.

All of these utilities are wonderful by themselves, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that they all work together perfectly. If you activate Spaces, but can’t see what windows are in a particular space, activate Expose. If those windows are a little small to see, hover your pointer over a window and press the spacebar. You will get a full sized view of that window. You can also see what windows in one particular application you have open. While in Expose press the Command-Tab keys to activate the app switcher. Continue pressing Command-Tab to go left to right through your open apps (or Shift-Command-Tab to go right to left) until you highlight the right application. Let go of the Command-Tab keys to see only the open (and minimized) windows in the app that you chose.

Just another way that Apple tries to make our life and work easier.

Categories: Technical

iTunes 10 Interface

September 28, 2010 2 comments

Hi There. Sorry that I haven’t gotten my blog post up yet, it is still in the works. For now I have a short tech hint that was posted on MacWorld.com. Those of us with apple computers have probably downloaded iTunes 10. If you are like me, you hate the “stop light” vertical buttons that replaced the default horizontal buttons. There is a remedy. Here is how you can revert back to the horizontal buttons again:

1. Quit iTunes 10 if it is open.

2. Open the Terminal application located in: MacintoshHD/Applications/Utilities.

3. Type in the Terminal window: defaults write com.apple.iTunes full-window -1 and press the return button.

4. Close the Terminal window and open iTunes 10.

5. If you don’t like the change, or if it didn’t work for you; just type in: defaults write com.apple.iTunes full-window -0, press return and it will revert back to the default setting.

I am going to test, later on, another tip at downloadatoz.com on how to revert the gray icons in the sidebar back to their old colors. Hopefully that, along with the blogpost in the works, will come out soon.

Categories: Technical