We have a web filtering appliance installed as part of our network at my place of work. Among the many functions it performs, packet shaping and filtering is one of the most important, and most annoying. In our setup, port 443 (https) isn’t heavily restricted, so I use port 443 where available for any software […]
UPDATED: I went back and added the drop shadow and also lightened up the Vortex image to make it stand out a little better. I got a little icon happy today and decided to merge the outer space image you see in Time Machine (called Vortex) with it’s default disk icon, to create the Time […]
I love Dashboard, I have several widgets I can’t live without. Most of my users however, don’t even know what it is. I also love the Mighty Mouse but again, most of my users don’t understand how it works.
I’ve tried managing the mouse preferences to prevent Dashboard from opening when users click the scroll ball, but I can’t seem to get it to work for the life of me. The same applies to disabling the Dashboard application and all accompanying applications through Workgroup Manager.
I came across DashOff, an application for enabling and disabling Dashboard, but it requires user interaction and I want this to be automated. I finally gave up and decided to create an Applescript application called KillDash to run at login, to issue a “defaults write” command to disable dashboard.
I use the Google Notifier for Mac to alert me when my gmail account has new messages and lately, I’ve grown tired of the standard OS X notification sounds that it lets you use. I wanted to use my own sounds so that I can more easily distinguish this aural alert from other notifications.
For a few months now, I’ve been wondering when Cupertino is going to put out a new version of Apple Remote Dekstop (ARD). Partly because I want new features, mostly because I’m tired of looking at the Aqua Blue desktop background on the application’s icon. I was bored tonight and decided to take care of […]
While digging around for a native solution to easily drag and drop pictures from my Mac directly to my iPhone, I stumbled upon the fact that Image Capture has the ability to share imaging devices connected to your Mac. This would be useful for something like a small office setting with one scanner, which all […]