With this post I start annotating some basic tips on Apple programming, as most newbies do.
We want to change the text and color of a label:
MyName.text = [[listNames objectAtIndex:i] uppercaseString] ;
[MyName setTextColor:[UIColor colorWithRed:22.0/255.0f green:150.0/255.0f blue:22.0/255.0f alpha:1.0]] ;
There are many utilities in the App Store that easily allow hide all the desktop stuff, and they are useful when going to plug a projector to our Mac Book… But there is an easy way, a simple Perl script that when launched hides (or shows if already hidden) icons from our Desktop. Continue reading
Finally, Apple implemented an option to move a file after the Copy shortcut has been pressed: instead of regular CMD + C and CMD + V to copy & paste, try CMD + C and CMD + Option + V to copy & move.
defaults write com.apple.dock mouse-over-hilite-stack -boolean YES
This trick add a mouse over highlight when using Grid Stacks..
There are many software missing from the Apple stores… because a Mac version was never released (or it’s no longer developed, as for my beloved CorelDraw…), but sometimes, combining the best features of Mac OS X into a single piece of software, smart developers can really deliver delicious applications.
Papers is one of them.
It’s just the best software to organize you collection of scientific papers. Can retrieve new ones with the API to query PubMed or Google Scholar, automatically download the PDF (and, cool,.. supports proxy so that you can use your library subscription even when at home), grab all data to organize the database, has a spotlight search box, and Previews your PDFs…
Just too cool, and with a small price for PhD students 🙂
To view the path bar, a handy and interactive “where are you?” panel, just select “Show path bar” from the Finder’s “View” menu.
You can see where you are at a glance, you can click on upper folders and go to them, and also drag and drop files to upper folders to copy/move them.
Alternatively you can enable the “path” view in the title: see this tip.
Flip4Mac is the solution. If you only need the codecs for QuickTime (that is: to play files), then you can download the package for free from Microsoft’s website.