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Apple, Macs & OS X

Uninstalling Keyword Assistant fixes iPhoto hang

iPhoto hung in Tiger until I removed “Keyword Assistant” from the installer.

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Ask MeFi on Macs and getting organized

Looks like a good thread in the green to watch and maybe contribute to.

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Tiger: New Safari tabs at your Command

As Mr. Gruber mentioned yesterday, 2.0 (Tiger) versions of Safari have added the ability to COMMAND-Return from within a web page’s form field in order to send the resulting page to a new tab (go ahead: try it in the 43F search field in the right column of this page). It also appears that you can COMMAND-Click most forms’ Submit buttons to similar effect. This builds on a feature available since (at least) the previous version of Safari in which you can COMMAND-Return in both the Address Bar and the Google Bar to generate a new, populated tab. (n.b: these also work in Safari 1.3 for Panther [Thanks, Roger.])

These may not seem revolutionary on the face of it, but as someone who’s already committed them to Safari muscle memory, I can assure you they’re wildly useful. A few random examples.

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Remainders: Notebooks, NextBus, the Wiki, and more

Our theoretically weekly roundup of stuff that didn't fit anyplace else.

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iTunes customization; Back-channel artist payments

Gabe's amazing iTunes scripts put Rube Goldberg to shame; I also make a plea for bands (and maybe labels?) to always offer a tip jar via PayPal.

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Quicksilver, summarized well

Good explanation of what makes Quicksilver so useful.

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Munging your world with Greasemonkey

These kids are doing crazy stuff with Greasemonkey.

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Giles Turnbull on Macs & GTD

Giles was able to use some bits from email exchanges we had in his very good intro to using Macs for GTD. I especially like the tools overview.

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An Oblique Strategy:
Honor thy error as a hidden intention


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