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Re: Re: Re: Re: substitute system font? 1,272 Views / 18 Replies  
LOL, Craig. Right you are.
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Sep 23, 2004 at 01:16 PM, in GUI Customization
Re: Re: substitute system font? 1,272 Views / 18 Replies  
I don't know about you, Smithz, but I can feel myself slowly going blind when working in OS X. Text rendering is worse than OS 9. That's hardly news. What's shocking is that it's far worse than...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Sep 22, 2004 at 04:56 PM, in GUI Customization
Milio, great post. Whether some agree with this... 459 Views / 39 Replies  
Milio, great post. Whether some agree with this or not you can't just shove us all in a corner and call us irrelevant. Well, you can, but that's no answer. Apple should give much thought to posts...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Aug 15, 2001 at 01:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Hey fish it's great to read your verse You're... 459 Views / 39 Replies  
Hey fish it's great to read your verse
You're right, there is no need to curse
What's up is down for some but still
There is no need to cause ill will

Gurgle, gurgle, and again I say gurgle. :)
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Aug 15, 2001 at 01:09 AM, in Mac OS X
Smutling. Yes. I like that. Control clicking it... 346 Views / 10 Replies  
Smutling. Yes. I like that. Control clicking it should give you "Blondes, Brunettes, Redheads." Obviously we also need an option for "pinning."

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No feminists were harmed in the making of...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Aug 11, 2001 at 12:59 PM, in Mac OS X
Just a couple ideas for you, friend. 1)... 1,390 Views / 142 Replies  
Just a couple ideas for you, friend.

1) Hollow disclosure triangles for empty folders
2) The option for aliases to have their names in a different color
3) Badge for trash to show how many items...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Aug 7, 2001 at 07:49 PM, in Mac OS X
MacNN is a great forum and I enjoy the... 1,476 Views / 189 Replies  
MacNN is a great forum and I enjoy the knowledgable people who frequent it. In the case of
Beatle he's hardly a dyed-in-the-wool X critic. In fact he was long known as a vociferous proponent of OS X...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Jul 26, 2001 at 02:13 AM, in Mac OS X
<<Now that the reality has hit, these... 813 Views / 76 Replies  
<<Now that the reality has hit, these people are going to be test-driving their friends' PC systems and asking themselves "Is it really that bad? Surely I can live with square buttons.>>

Hah....
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Jun 17, 2001 at 02:37 PM, in Mac OS X
Just to let you know somebody appreciates that... 359 Views / 44 Replies  
Just to let you know somebody appreciates that obscure reference, Gametes.
Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 27, 2001 at 10:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Vader, yeah I've accidentally dragged the whole... 194 Views / 12 Replies  
Vader, yeah I've accidentally dragged the whole window before while reaching for something else. But the border also helps to visually separate your windows from background clutter and to give you...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 26, 2001 at 02:04 AM, in Mac OS X
Hey Millenium (or better know 'cause it's easier... 240 Views / 22 Replies  
Hey Millenium (or better know 'cause it's easier to type as "MX"), good to see you too.

Actually my point about Unix was watered down because I was holding my tounge a little (not much). As I've...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 13, 2001 at 03:19 PM, in Mac OS X
<<ll I see is the same people whining that... 814 Views / 117 Replies  
<<ll I see is the same people whining that they don't like OS X and the same people saying they like it. Why don't we agree to disagree and re-assess the issue in July? It's getting worse than...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 12, 2001 at 09:29 PM, in Mac OS X
<<If you put all the Unixen out there in... 240 Views / 22 Replies  
<<If you put all the Unixen out there in front of Average Joe user with nice window managers and all, which do you think they would choose the most after clicking around a  bit? Most likely OS X.>>
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Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 12, 2001 at 09:16 PM, in Mac OS X
In all honesty, as much as I dislike the OS X... 407 Views / 22 Replies  
In all honesty, as much as I dislike the OS X interface, if there were X versions of Illlustrator, Photoshop, etc., then I think I could make use of it. Wouldn't be anywhere near as productive, but I...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 12, 2001 at 05:38 PM, in Mac OS X
<<What makes MacOS X the "most advanced... 814 Views / 117 Replies  
<<What makes MacOS X the "most advanced operating system of the world"?>>

Nothing. If it were we'd be falling all over each with our praise. However, it may be the "most expensive...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 12, 2001 at 05:18 PM, in Mac OS X
Hash, you'll get a lot of abuse for your remarks,... 176 Views / 11 Replies  
Hash, you'll get a lot of abuse for your remarks, but OS X has made me take a second look at Windows. And a third look. If one has to adapt to a non-Mac-like interface anyway then there are...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 12, 2001 at 04:38 PM, in Mac OS X
Hash, you'll get a lot of abuse for your remarks,... 585 Views / 87 Replies  
Hash, you'll get a lot of abuse for your remarks, but OS X has made me take a second look at Windows. And a third look. If one has to adapt to a non-Mac-like interface anyway then there are...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 12, 2001 at 04:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, Shellsuit, that cal command is cool. Seems... 206 Views / 10 Replies  
Hey, Shellsuit, that cal command is cool. Seems the CLI will do most anything. But I've tried typing "blonde" and it doesn't work.
Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 6, 2001 at 12:41 AM, in Mac OS X
LMAO. Yep, much better analogy than mine, Cipher. 209 Views / 7 Replies  
LMAO. Yep, much better analogy than mine, Cipher.
Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 4, 2001 at 12:25 PM, in Mac OS X
...and an almost fanatical dedication to the... 310 Views / 43 Replies  
...and an almost fanatical dedication to the Pope...err...Steve Jobs.
Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 4, 2001 at 02:28 AM, in Mac OS X
I've de-striped my Aqua and I really prefer this.... 209 Views / 7 Replies  
I've de-striped my Aqua and I really prefer this. The stripes interfere with legibility. A truly sophisticated OS would build-in at least this level of customization. Imagine buying a new car and not...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on May 4, 2001 at 02:22 AM, in Mac OS X
<<YOU SH!T-FACED C0CK-MASTER!! [This... 262 Views / 13 Replies  
<<YOU SH!T-FACED C0CK-MASTER!!

[This message has been edited by chris_h (edited 04-29-2001).]>>

Wow. If that was what was in your EDITED message....
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 29, 2001 at 12:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Aviah. My iBook does the same thing. Usually the... 338 Views / 10 Replies  
Aviah. My iBook does the same thing. Usually the first thing I do on startup is open the Monitors System Pref. Once I've done that the function keys work for monitor brightness. When adjusting I do...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 27, 2001 at 12:30 AM, in Mac OS X
In small doses I liked signatures. But as more... 322 Views / 17 Replies  
In small doses I liked signatures. But as more and more people use them it just becomes more difficult to use the forums.

I rarely (well, probably never) agreed with Kosmo. And if he didn't have...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 26, 2001 at 10:49 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes, yes, it's easy enough to shout down a less... 616 Views / 96 Replies  
Yes, yes, it's easy enough to shout down a less than eloquent complaint. Don't like OS X? Well...yawn...you're not worthy of an answer. Doesn't it occur to you that this person might have recently...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 24, 2001 at 10:32 AM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, I once had to download Corel to work with a... 465 Views / 14 Replies  
Yeah, I once had to download Corel to work with a client's file. I guess if you've never worked in Illustrator (my preference) or FreeHand then it must seem like an adequate program.
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 23, 2001 at 12:34 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Basqueing in the glory of OS X, no doubt [hey,... 352 Views / 14 Replies  
Basqueing in the glory of OS X, no doubt [hey, watch those tomatoes.]

Actually - Xeo - I'm more curious as to the meaning of your sig.
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 23, 2001 at 12:22 AM, in Mac OS X
Xeo, I'm desperately looking also. Not sure why I... 183 Views / 3 Replies  
Xeo, I'm desperately looking also. Not sure why I can't choose a generic jpg or tif in the Inspector and not be able to associate all files of that type with Photoshop. Heck, lets just time warp to...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 22, 2001 at 11:51 PM, in Mac OS X
Assuming no major disk errors, would simply... 274 Views / 8 Replies  
Assuming no major disk errors, would simply optimizing the disk with Norton Speed Disk and Disk Warrior give you this same speed boost" Others have reported speed increases. Perhaps it would be worth...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 22, 2001 at 11:43 PM, in Mac OS X
<<BTW, there is somethig worse than the... 289 Views / 14 Replies  
<<BTW, there is somethig worse than the command line -- entering your program in binary with toggle switches on the front panel. Talk about one mistake... hehehehe>>

JL: Yes, I remember reading...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 22, 2001 at 11:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Tom, and anyone else creating/contemplating a... 2,235 Views / 200 Replies  
Tom, and anyone else creating/contemplating a Finder replacement, put me down as an enthusiastic supporter. It's definitely something OS X needs. And how about the name "Kinder", because with all...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 22, 2001 at 07:52 PM, in Developer Center
Hey, mephisto, I find all that command line stuff... 289 Views / 14 Replies  
Hey, mephisto, I find all that command line stuff annoying too. I think because most of it is over my head. Scares the hell out of me thinking about trying to operate a computer with text. One wrong...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 22, 2001 at 06:53 PM, in Mac OS X
I've got a Sony 17" CRT at work. At home I use an... 352 Views / 24 Replies  
I've got a Sony 17" CRT at work. At home I use an iBook with an LCD screen. A huge factor to buying the iBook as opposed to an iMac was that the iBook's LCD is clean, sharp and extremely easy on the...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 22, 2001 at 06:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Excellent point, Terri. Now that we have true... 313 Views / 25 Replies  
Excellent point, Terri. Now that we have true multi-tasking it will often be the case when an aural notification of a completed background task will be useful: the completion of a download,...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 22, 2001 at 12:03 PM, in Mac OS X
<<I don't know ... I think a spinning blue... 331 Views / 44 Replies  
<<I don't know ... I think a spinning blue whirlpool would be kind of nice if it was done right ... fits into the Aqua theme.>>

Gorgonzola, that's actually not a bad idea. To take the idea further...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 22, 2001 at 11:49 AM, in Mac OS X
The following terminal command was posted... 268 Views / 13 Replies  
The following terminal command was posted elsewhere to remove all non-English language files. I did it with no problem. I'd suggest you copy and paste the text as leaving out or switching something...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 22, 2001 at 10:34 AM, in Mac OS X
1) A Dock half as configurable as DragThing... 364 Views / 32 Replies  
1) A Dock half as configurable as DragThing [Kosmos's reason why I can't have it/don't need it here http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/wink.gif ]
2) Configuration options: Finder font, anti-aliasing,...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 22, 2001 at 10:21 AM, in Mac OS X
If you're willing to do a little trial-and-error... 316 Views / 10 Replies  
If you're willing to do a little trial-and-error work, you can significantly reduce the amount of RAM the systems uses (and possibly enhance stability). Open Extensions Manager and duplicate the set...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 09:07 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Nice. I appreciated your tip on taming the... 279 Views / 7 Replies  
Nice. I appreciated your tip on taming the installation of Navigator. I'll soon install 4.77 and always hated all that other junk that was strewn around. Never stopped to _think_ that there might be...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 08:52 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
As far as the Internet control panel goes, select... 325 Views / 2 Replies  
As far as the Internet control panel goes, select Desktop in the pop-up. You'll notice that one of your drives will be selected. Shift-click it in the list below to deselect. That should do it.
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 08:44 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I've got both and for me Illustrator works best... 434 Views / 9 Replies  
I've got both and for me Illustrator works best by far. True, the page layout capabilities are better in FreeHand. But I'm usually creating small pieces of vector art. The smoothness of Illustrator's...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 08:25 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
G4, I've been thinking of getting one of those... 464 Views / 31 Replies  
G4, I've been thinking of getting one of those 777's for home. I've heard the trade-off for the low price is that the ink cartridges are really expensive. True?
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 08:10 PM, in Mac OS X
BGK, what, GUI not good enough for you, eh? ... 227 Views / 9 Replies  
BGK, what, GUI not good enough for you, eh? http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/smile.gif

defaults write com.brad.guiknowledge Obsoletewith OS X
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 03:39 PM, in Mac OS X
No, please don't unplug any SCSI device while the... 240 Views / 7 Replies  
No, please don't unplug any SCSI device while the computer is powered-up. The only exception is if you need an excuse to get your boss to buy a newer, faster Mac. A few plug/unplug cycles and you...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 03:26 PM, in Mac OS X
I user TinkerTool. Search for it at... 227 Views / 9 Replies  
I user TinkerTool. Search for it at versiontracker.com.
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 02:18 PM, in Mac OS X
I think because of the slowness of some of the UI... 530 Views / 77 Replies  
I think because of the slowness of some of the UI elements (menus, window resizing) the perception of slowness is far worse than reality. My iBook/300 is fairly speedy. Going into X I expected some...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 02:15 PM, in Mac OS X
MagiX, thanks for the great explanation. I guess... 331 Views / 44 Replies  
MagiX, thanks for the great explanation. I guess there's a big difference between what should be done and what can be done. Upon first using OS X it was my naive assumption that the Unix...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 02:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Gary, first off, major kahunas for showing up and... 320 Views / 23 Replies  
Gary, first off, major kahunas for showing up and defending yourself. However if installation problems were the major deciding factor in which was the best OS I can't imagine Linux, Windows or just...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 01:43 PM, in Mac OS X
BillyBob, I'm using IE with the hack to turn off... 477 Views / 57 Replies  
BillyBob, I'm using IE with the hack to turn off anti-aliasing. Try using Georgia as your display font in your browser. I find it very readable and far superior to anything anti-aliased (at least on...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 12:36 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, it's definitely not Mac OS 9. But if anyone... 523 Views / 52 Replies  
Well, it's definitely not Mac OS 9. But if anyone can decide what a true Mac is it is Steve Jobs. Like it or not, it's his baby (no disrespect intended for the real innovators at Apple back in the...
Posted by Brad Nelson, on Apr 21, 2001 at 12:29 PM, in Mac OS X
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