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Hi Steve. I can't speak to labels, but... 1,164 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi Steve.

I can't speak to labels, but changing the background on individual desktops is fully supported in Lion.

Just enter the space whose background you want to change, right-click on the...
Posted by hoopz, on Jul 29, 2011 at 03:34 PM, in Mac OS X
You can do this using GIMP... 507 Views / 2 Replies  
You can do this using GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/), which is free. You will need X11 (http://developer.apple.com/opensource/tools/X11.html) to run it, though.

Open with GIMP, select the pages of...
Posted by hoopz, on Sep 4, 2009 at 02:34 PM, in Applications
Hi SheerGold. Is this by chance a dual 2.5... 1,209 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi SheerGold. Is this by chance a dual 2.5 PowerMac, from 2005 or so? With liquid cooling?

Machines of that provenence are are now springing coolant leaks in large numbers. Indeed, I have one and...
Posted by hoopz, on Feb 28, 2008 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Want a 2-D Dock in Leopard? It's simple 3,303 Views / 1 Replies  
(from MacOSXHints (http://www.macosxhints.com/))

Just open Terminal and paste this in:

defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock

It's not perfect; there's a pretty...
Posted by hoopz, on Oct 26, 2007 at 10:33 PM, in GUI Customization
I use a piece of shareware called ASM... 573 Views / 4 Replies  
I use a piece of shareware called ASM (http://vercruesse.de/software/asm) for this.

Its main purpose is to provide an application switcher in the menubar, but I don't use this (you can turn it...
Posted by hoopz, on Dec 22, 2006 at 04:14 PM, in Mac OS X
I use PodTube... 16,551 Views / 5 Replies  
I use PodTube (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22476), which downloads the .flvs andconverts them to .mp4s.

But I wonder--shouldn't any browser be able to play .flvs? I mean, Safari for...
Posted by hoopz, on Aug 22, 2006 at 10:16 AM, in Applications
I really like this app a lot. Unfortunately,... 2,511 Views / 33 Replies  
I really like this app a lot.

Unfortunately, it seems to break MaxMenus (http://www.proteron.com/maxmenus/). Of course, it might be logical that the upper two corner menus might be disabled, but...
Posted by hoopz, on Jul 14, 2006 at 11:50 PM, in GUI Customization
Sure. Open System Preferences. Select Universal... 485 Views / 1 Replies  
Sure. Open System Preferences. Select Universal Access, then the tab Mouse & Trackpad. There's a slider towards the bottom which adjusts the cursor size. It's pretty ugly though, as the scaling...
Posted by hoopz, on May 25, 2006 at 02:40 PM, in GUI Customization
Hi pogomwg. A good first step in... 965 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi pogomwg.

A good first step in troubleshooting a recalcitrant app is to delete its preferences.

Every application creates a preferences file which is stored in...
Posted by hoopz, on Jan 20, 2006 at 01:31 AM, in Applications
With further experience, I feel compelled to... 2,923 Views / 40 Replies  
With further experience, I feel compelled to report that EyeTV 2.0 beachballs with alarming regularity on my recent 12" iBook (paired with the EyeTV 200). Many force quits have ensued; I'm hoping...
Posted by hoopz, on Jan 17, 2006 at 01:10 AM, in Applications
I bought it. Since as noted above, the software... 2,923 Views / 40 Replies  
I bought it. Since as noted above, the software has been updated regularly and freely for years (and I've been using it almost since its inception), I didn't feel too put out about it.

The only...
Posted by hoopz, on Jan 16, 2006 at 12:33 PM, in Applications
bleagh--double post 10,125 Views / 122 Replies  
bleagh--double post
Posted by hoopz, on Jan 11, 2006 at 01:59 AM, in Mac OS X
For those who care, the iBook screen-spanning... 10,125 Views / 122 Replies  
For those who care, the iBook screen-spanning hack (http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html) thankfully seems to be working fine under 10.4.4 (for me, anyway--12" iBook, 1.33 Ghz).
Posted by hoopz, on Jan 11, 2006 at 01:58 AM, in Mac OS X
For those who care, the iBook screen-spanning... 10,125 Views / 122 Replies  
For those who care, the iBook screen-spanning hack (http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html) thankfully seems to be working fine under 10.4.4 (for me, anyway--12" iBook, 1.33 Ghz).
Posted by hoopz, on Jan 11, 2006 at 01:58 AM, in Mac OS X
Quitting apps can be caused by missing or... 421 Views / 2 Replies  
Quitting apps can be caused by missing or corrupted fonts. Have you added or removed any recently?
Posted by hoopz, on Jul 30, 2005 at 10:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks, yskar. That did change the color of the... 480 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks, yskar. That did change the color of the tooltip when hovering over tabs; however, tooltips remain grey when hovering over threads and toolbar items.

Hmmm . . . .
Posted by hoopz, on Jul 29, 2005 at 03:39 PM, in Applications
OmniWeb: changing tooltip color 480 Views / 2 Replies  
In OmniWeb--I guess in other browsers too--when you hover over a toolbar element, a tooltip appears which identifies it. More usefully, at some websites (this one...
Posted by hoopz, on Jul 28, 2005 at 08:56 PM, in Applications
New version of mes 819 Views / 5 Replies  
Butt O'Sigh has released a new version of mes (aka DXB), a port of the old Drawing Board theme.

The big news is that there is now an albino variation which is much more light and greyish than the...
Posted by hoopz, on Jul 26, 2005 at 07:13 PM, in GUI Customization
Well, for the record, superfula, I'm using the... 3,462 Views / 63 Replies  
Well, for the record, superfula, I'm using the latest version of WindowShadeX and I don't get crashes.

My problem with OmniWeb under Tiger is that at random intervals--probably once or twice a...
Posted by hoopz, on Jul 21, 2005 at 05:24 PM, in Applications
Unusual feature of QuickTime 441 Views / 2 Replies  
Maybe this is common knowledge, but this struck me as unusual.

You can open a plain text (.txt) file in QuickTime. It will show it as a paragraph by paragraph slideshow. (I first noticed this in...
Posted by hoopz, on Jul 17, 2005 at 06:43 AM, in Applications
I'm a big fan of the Bitstream Vera... 1,029 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm a big fan of the Bitstream Vera (http://www.bitstream.com/font_rendering/products/dev_fonts/vera.html) font family, which I think someone from these forums pointed me to.

I use Bitstream Vera...
Posted by hoopz, on Jul 13, 2005 at 05:08 PM, in GUI Customization
Keep in mind that OmniWeb, while shareware, has... 789 Views / 19 Replies  
Keep in mind that OmniWeb, while shareware, has an exceedingly generous trial period. It can be launched on thirty different days, so if you launch it and don't quit or restart often, you can easily...
Posted by hoopz, on Jul 11, 2005 at 01:20 AM, in Applications
Cool. Interesting in that it manifests... 1,324 Views / 25 Replies  
Cool.

Interesting in that it manifests itself in OmniWeb, but not in Safari.

(No snark intended; I think OmniWeb is great.)
Posted by hoopz, on Jun 24, 2005 at 02:15 AM, in Applications
Agreement that this is a beautiful site. ... 1,324 Views / 25 Replies  
Agreement that this is a beautiful site.

However, it elicits some very strange behavior for me. When I click on a Widget, the window opens, the white text appears for a second, and then...
Posted by hoopz, on Jun 23, 2005 at 08:39 PM, in Applications
Silk 2.1 for Tiger (and Panther) released 920 Views / 10 Replies  
Here (http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/silk) ya go,

No love for Jaguar users, though.
Posted by hoopz, on Jun 21, 2005 at 09:17 PM, in GUI Customization
Say, jorgem4, these aren't by chance VIDEO_TS... 621 Views / 6 Replies  
Say, jorgem4, these aren't by chance VIDEO_TS folders that have been renamed to, for example, MY_MOVIE_VIDEO_TS, are they?

Earlier versions (not sure if the change was in DVD Player or the OS...
Posted by hoopz, on Jun 7, 2005 at 05:14 PM, in Applications
In any event, I wish the dialog box could be more... 658 Views / 15 Replies  
In any event, I wish the dialog box could be more informative/powerfull, eg:

This file is still in use by (App in question)

[quit and delete]

[show Application}

...
Posted by hoopz, on Jun 6, 2005 at 02:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Just to be clear about this, kevs: did quitting... 658 Views / 15 Replies  
Just to be clear about this, kevs: did quitting the applications in question solve your problem?

If so, and in answer to your most recent question, I might hazard a guess that when an app is...
Posted by hoopz, on Jun 6, 2005 at 02:14 AM, in Mac OS X
Oh, forgot to mention my major UI concern: when... 813 Views / 8 Replies  
Oh, forgot to mention my major UI concern: when clicking on the Texture tab, the resulting menu should persist until you click on a selection or click outside the menu. Currently if you click that...
Posted by hoopz, on Jun 4, 2005 at 02:49 AM, in Applications
OK, I'll bite. I'm not sure I'm your ideal... 813 Views / 8 Replies  
OK, I'll bite.

I'm not sure I'm your ideal beta tester because I use numerous third party hacks which may break your plug-in, notably some .APEs including Shapeshifter (exclusively running DXB),...
Posted by hoopz, on Jun 4, 2005 at 02:33 AM, in Applications
Are there any apps open that were launched when... 658 Views / 15 Replies  
Are there any apps open that were launched when clicking on anything in the disc image (eg, TextEdit if you clicked a Read Me file)? If so, you may need to quit them.
Posted by hoopz, on Jun 3, 2005 at 06:14 PM, in Mac OS X
I see that in Omniweb 5.1.1. too. 1,013 Views / 25 Replies  
I see that in Omniweb 5.1.1. too.
Posted by hoopz, on May 20, 2005 at 04:38 PM, in Applications
MaxMenus and Tiger 316 Views / 0 Replies  
MaxMenus (http://www.proteron.com/maxmenus/) 1.4 has been released for Tiger. However, the ability to drag an item into a hot corner and thence into a menu seemed to have been broken.

In fact, it...
Posted by hoopz, on May 5, 2005 at 03:27 PM, in Applications
Sorry, I have no answer to your question, but the... 599 Views / 6 Replies  
Sorry, I have no answer to your question, but the appearance of Mail 2.0 can be altered. See this thread (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=253601), especially aaroncs's post about...
Posted by hoopz, on May 4, 2005 at 11:30 PM, in Applications
Nice catch, JustinD! The same thing happened... 637 Views / 7 Replies  
Nice catch, JustinD!

The same thing happened with my Photoshop Elements 2.0. Tiger actually interpreted the .0 as a file extension (interestingly, double clicking it launched Script Editor). I've...
Posted by hoopz, on May 3, 2005 at 09:26 PM, in Mac OS X
I find that, under Tiger, selecting Silk in... 867 Views / 9 Replies  
I find that, under Tiger, selecting Silk in System Preferences hangs the app; it goes blank and the only way to get it back is to kill it from the terminal.
Posted by hoopz, on May 3, 2005 at 01:00 AM, in GUI Customization
MaxMenus (http://www.proteron.com/maxmenus/) is... 19,529 Views / 256 Replies  
MaxMenus (http://www.proteron.com/maxmenus/) is somewhat impacted. It mostly functions, but you cannot drag an item into a hot corner and into a folder anymore. Nothing happens.
Posted by hoopz, on May 3, 2005 at 12:47 AM, in Mac OS X
If you don't mind using .APE, ClearDock 1.3... 1,083 Views / 14 Replies  
If you don't mind using .APE, ClearDock 1.3 (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/15895) can do that for you. It's free and is Tiger compatible, but it doesn't do some of the fancier...
Posted by hoopz, on Apr 29, 2005 at 05:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Sure enough, Safari beachballs. For what it's... 1,129 Views / 24 Replies  
Sure enough, Safari beachballs. For what it's worth, OmniWeb 5.1 has no trouble with it.
Posted by hoopz, on Apr 28, 2005 at 05:10 PM, in Applications
Well, MacHacha... 671 Views / 7 Replies  
Well, MacHacha (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11052) seems to do what you need, though I have never used it myself.

It's free, though, so give it a try and let us know how it works.
Posted by hoopz, on Apr 20, 2005 at 10:18 PM, in Applications
Have you tried removing files called... 511 Views / 8 Replies  
Have you tried removing files called com.apple.displays and maybe com.apple.systempreferences from ~/Library/Preferences?

Also, you may wish to consult this page...
Posted by hoopz, on Apr 15, 2005 at 04:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Aha, didn't realize that converting .mp4 to... 24,124 Views / 5 Replies  
Aha, didn't realize that converting .mp4 to MPEG-2 would increase the file size.

Thanks chabig and vasu for the insight!





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Posted by hoopz, on Apr 9, 2005 at 05:11 PM, in Applications
Burning an mp4 to DVD with Toast Titanium 24,124 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm having a problem burning a DVD with Toast Titanium.

I have a 2.38 Gb file in .mp4 format. I wish to make a DVD of it. But when I try to burn it as a DVD, Toast refuses, complaining that I...
Posted by hoopz, on Apr 9, 2005 at 03:29 PM, in Applications
This page (http://www.ttmicro.com/radeon9000.htm)... 1,039 Views / 4 Replies  
This page (http://www.ttmicro.com/radeon9000.htm) seems to say that the Radeon 9000 has direct TV output via S-video or standard composite outputs.

Will this not work for your purposes?
Posted by hoopz, on Apr 4, 2005 at 11:20 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Obviously no one is going to make an app that... 1,117 Views / 16 Replies  
Obviously no one is going to make an app that pops out a .guikit when you drop a .scheme on it. But--and I ask this with virtually no real knowledge of these matters--how difficult would it be to do...
Posted by hoopz, on Apr 3, 2005 at 07:04 PM, in GUI Customization
G5 . . . audio/video sync issues? 392 Views / 0 Replies  
I just got a new G5 (dual 2.5, GeForce 6800 video card) and it seems to me that some video files (Real, AVI, WMV but not DVD or mpeg so far) get out of sync with the audio). Not all files are...
Posted by hoopz, on Mar 12, 2005 at 07:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
jian nan, it was my understanding that you need... 568 Views / 1 Replies  
jian nan, it was my understanding that you need Real Player or Real One X to play these files. However, I did find this (http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-108592.html) obscure...
Posted by hoopz, on Mar 1, 2005 at 12:48 AM, in Applications
There is one tiny little hitch involved here,... 1,079 Views / 4 Replies  
There is one tiny little hitch involved here, which most people will not ever encounter but I ran up against it recently.

I had put a new bigger hard drive in my aging G4/400 in addition to its...
Posted by hoopz, on Feb 17, 2005 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: OmniWeb: open ALL links in new tabs, willya? 539 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, it sounds a bit weird.

The thing is, I have a multi-button mouse, and the far right button sends a keystroke of command-w, which in OmniWeb will close the current tab. So while it's true...
Posted by hoopz, on Feb 8, 2005 at 12:43 PM, in Applications
OmniWeb: open ALL links in new tabs, willya? 539 Views / 4 Replies  
I love OmniWeb's implementation of tabs. I just wish I could control their behavior more rigorously.

I have all the relevant preferences set so that as many things as possible open in new tabs. ...
Posted by hoopz, on Feb 7, 2005 at 01:29 AM, in Applications
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