Mount a remote disk Sleep remote machine Control Click on icon Wait a minute while Finder spins looking for disk. Sigh. Can’t they figure this out sooner? 🙂
Neat feature of Sherlock
The Sherlock in Panther has this neat feature (was this in Jag?) When searching for a movie, in the “near” field, you cannot only enter a zip code or city/state/zip, but you can enter a name from your address book and Sherlock will use their address for the search!
Poor person’s FileVault
MacOS X has always had the option to create encrypted disk images, but it has not always kept the passwords on the keychain properly. I am not sure when this was fixed (Jaguar) but it works now – If you do not want to encrypt your entire home directory into a disk image (which is… Continue reading Poor person’s FileVault
Finder – Use Exposé to drag and drop
Ever been writing an email and wanted to attach a file on the desktop? Sure you could use the Attach dialog and choose desktop and find the file, but man, it’s right there on the desktop, just under some windows! Well it is a snap in Panther! With the window you want to receive the… Continue reading Finder – Use Exposé to drag and drop
Upgrading to Panther can sometimes leave files out of date
Over the course of several Panther upgrades, I’ve noticed some files tend to not get updated. In one case, the java internet plugins did not get updated because their modification dates were set to the year 2010. My suggestion is this: If you have DiskWarrior (you do, right?) run DiskWarrior on your disk first and… Continue reading Upgrading to Panther can sometimes leave files out of date
Mail – BCC Field remembers state
Mail now remembers when you turn on the BCC field and leaves it available for subsequent messages you create.
Mail – Threaded Messages
When you turn on message threading, Mail will collect messages with like subjects into groups. Mail sometimes gets this wrong, but the feature is still worth very useful. You’ll get a bunch of new UI, such as coloring, indenting and faux messages once you turn this on. The Faux message will be one that is… Continue reading Mail – Threaded Messages
Mail – Turn off display of images in HTML messages!
Viewing HTML email is a nasty way to get tracked by spammers. The spammers put images in with names coded to your email address and as soon as you view the image, the spammer knows you read the email and now your email is more valuable to other spammers! Go to Preferences, choose Viewing and… Continue reading Mail – Turn off display of images in HTML messages!
Internet – Where did the Internet System Preferences go?
Where did the Internet System Preference go? How do I set my default Mail client, Web Browser, etc? Believe it or not, Apple moved these into the preferences of the respective Apple applications. You can find the default mail viewer application preference in yep, Apple’s Mail.app preferences panel. You can likewise find the Default Browser… Continue reading Internet – Where did the Internet System Preferences go?
General – Mouse Wheel button acts as application switcher
If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel that is also a button, pressing and holding down on the mouse wheel will bring up the Application switcher bar and you can then scroll through to another app (while holding the wheel down) and then release over the application you want to switch to.
Finder – Reset the Finder to open Zips
If Stuffit Expander insists on opening the zips you make with the Finder’s new Archive command, select said Zip file and choose Get Info. Then turn down the “Open With” panel and click the popup menu and choose “Other” Now, click your hard disk in the left sidebar, then select System, then Library, then CoreServices… Continue reading Finder – Reset the Finder to open Zips
Finder – Quickly resize columns
You can quickly resize all finder columns to the same width by double clicking on the column resize widget while holding down the Option key. The column resize widget is located in each column below the scroll arrows.
Finder – Default search mode can be time consuming
The Finder’s search field, located in the toolbar, is hot searchable now. This means that the Finder starts finding as you type. It also defaults to all local disks, so this can get pretty slow if you have a ton of files. In a Finder browser window, click the magnifying class icon to the left… Continue reading Finder – Default search mode can be time consuming
Panther is 802.11 PCMCIA friendly
I use an external Linksys 802.11g wireless card. Apple added support for these cards in June of 2003 in 10.2 (Jaguar) which was great, but less than pefect. You could experience kernel panics if you removed the card while the Mac was asleep, or inserted one after waking up the Mac. I am happy to… Continue reading Panther is 802.11 PCMCIA friendly
CodeWarrior Speed Tests
I took some time to test compiling an app of mine on several configurations with CodeWarrior Pro 8.3: TiBook 500 1GB RAM10.2.85 minutes TiBook 500 1GB RAM10.33 minutes G5/Dual 2ghz 1GB RAM10.31 minute
Preview – Use Scroll Wheel to scroll horizontally
In Preview, you can use the handy scroll wheel on your mouse (you do have a scroll wheel mouse, right?) to scroll horizontally by holding down the shift key when scrolling the wheel. Wouldn’t it be cool if holding down option caused Preview to zoom in and out with the wheel?
Use Keyboard Shortcuts to disable built in screen shots
If you are a Snapz Pro X user like myself, you know that it is an invaluable tool for taking screeshots. Couple that with OS X using PDF as the default format and you end up with using Snapz Pro X a lot, and using funky shortcuts that don’t conflict with the built in shortcuts.… Continue reading Use Keyboard Shortcuts to disable built in screen shots
See Exposé in slow motion
If you would like to see the Exposé screen effects in slow motion, hold down the shift key while activating Exposé! Cool!
Panther – Applications/Hardware I have run
Here is a list of applications I have run successfully on Panther: Apple Developed: Mail.app Safari iPhoto Address Book iCal iChat A/V iSync (with Palm conduit) iTunes w/ iTunes music store Backup Beta 2 Scheduled back ups do not work Third Party: TK3 (Pre-release) Quicken 2004 NetNewsWire 1.0.5 LaunchBar 3.2.12 Fire 0.32f Snak 4.9.6 ICQ… Continue reading Panther – Applications/Hardware I have run
Mail – Getting a certificate for Mail Encryption
Update Joar has posted a very nice page on this at: Getting a certificate for Mail Panther’s Mail.app supports certificate based signing and encryption of email. Mail’s help mentions this and the fact that you need a certificate on your keychain, but no instructions on how to get a certificate. So after some research and… Continue reading Mail – Getting a certificate for Mail Encryption