Tag Archives: osx

Two Features To Make Lion’s Launchpad Perfect

One of the features in Lion that I didn’t think I would like has become one of my favorites: Launchpad. This is essentially Springboard from iOS, but for the Mac. It’s a nice iOS-like view of your /Applications folder, that … Continue reading

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My Lion “Clean Install” Saga

Updated! Scroll down for the latest. I upgraded my 2011 Macbook Pro and my 2006 Mac Pro to Lion on Day 1. The MBP has had no problems at all. The Mac Pro, on the other hand, was acting a … Continue reading

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OSX Lion To Lion File Sharing Not Working – How To Fix It

After upgrading both my Macs to Lion on Wednesday, I discovered this morning that I can no longer mount shared folders between them. I tried going in both directions, and both failed with a very non-intuitive “Connection failed” message. I … Continue reading

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Xcode 4.1 Not Installing? Try This.

Apple released OSX Lion earlier today, but Xcode 4.0.2 is not compatible with it. Later in the day, they released Xcode 4.1 for Lion through the Mac App Store. I saw some comments from people saying that at about 80% … Continue reading

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Make a Copy of the OSX Lion Installer BEFORE You Run It!

If you’re planning on downloading OSX Lion from the Mac App Store and installing it on multiple Macs, heed my warning to make a copy of the .dmg file before you actually install it. I learned the hard way this … Continue reading

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MiddleClickClose: New Home!

For those of you who have been pining for a working 64-bit version of MiddleClickClose, your patience is about to be rewarded. A fellow called Tom has taken the MCC code, gotten it working with 64-bit Safari and has moved … Continue reading

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MiddleClickClose Will Work With Snow Leopard But…

12/02/2009 Update: MiddleClickClose has been updated for 64-bit Safari. More info here. I have upgraded my Mac to Snow Leopard, and as soon as I loaded Safari, I could see that MiddleClickClose was no longer working. I had already heard … Continue reading

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MiddleClickClose Updated For Future Safari Versions

08/31/2009 Update: For Snow Leopard compatibility, see here. Yesterday Apple release Safari 4.0.3 which, of course, broke MiddleClickClose. Again. The problem lies in the file Info.plist that is part of the plugin. From what I read about SIMBL, good practices … Continue reading

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MiddleClickClose for Safari 4.0.1

A day or so ago Apple released Safari 4.0.1 and bumped the version number in the process. Safari 4.0 was 5530.17, while Safari 4.0.1 is 5530.18. After installing the update, MiddleClickClose was still loading, even with the minor version mismatch. … Continue reading

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Huzzah! MiddleClickClose Working In Safari 4!

08/31/2009 Update: For Snow Leopard compatibility, see here. 08/13/2009 Update: It should now work with all future versions of Safari without having to update it again. Read about the change here. 06/09/2009 Update: Apple released the production version of Safari … Continue reading

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