Archive for the ‘OS X’ Category

Mac Harddisk Upgrade Usability Improvements

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Blogging for the first time in a long time from my wife’s computer, because I’m installing my brand new Intel SSD hard drive in my macbook. Oddly enough I ran into a few things during the install process that I think Apple could improve in their interface. (using Snow Leopard) Apple should recognize a new […]

How To add “Open folder in Textmate” to Finder Context Menu

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

I wanted to add a menu item in Finder’s context menu that would open the selected folder in Textmate. A google search suggested the method described by K. Adam Christensen on his blog: “Opening a directory in TextMate from Finder“. However, from the documentation, I learned that that method is now outdated. Snow Leopard users […]

Remove smileys in messenger program (iChat for mac)

Thursday, August 13th, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

It has long annoyed me that there is no intuitive, straightforward way to disable smileys in chat programs. Today I found that these two commands can do it for iChat for mac: $ cd /Applications/ $ mv SmileyTable.plist SmileyTable.plist.bak Restart iChat. (tip from Disable graphical smileys in iChat 3.0 but it works for me […]

OS X Usability: Pages Spell-Checking

Sunday, May 20th, 2007 by Thomas Watson Steen

I’ve been the proud owner of a MacBook Pro for a couple of months now. This is my first real experience with a Mac and my expectations where, not to say the least, great. I of cause expected some transition issues, me being a long time Microsoft Windows user and all – But the problems […]