Tweaking Your Mac

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Digging Into An Application

Did you know that an Application is actually a folder, so is a widget and many other files on you Mac. But how do you access the hidden files and what can you do with them. The results are very interesting and you can learn a lot about how the operating system works.

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Enabling The Folder Path In Finder

Here is a power trick that I love. In a nutshell it enables the path of the current finder window to be shown where the name of the folder is kept. For example on a default Leopard installation the name of the folder is shown in the top of the window, for example “Applications”. This is Ok, but there is a quick trick and can enable the full path of the current finder window to be shown. An example of this is shown below.

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Working With Widgets

Yesterday I posted about a website which offers cool widgets for you to download and use. Today I am going to talk to you about the super simple steps needed to install and ultimately uninstall them. It is very easy to do. And if you are new to the Mac operating system, this should hopefully give you some insight into how widgets work and how you can make them work for you.

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Alt + Tab Power Tips

If you are anything like me you may have a lot of programs open at once. But do you know these power tricks to be able to navigate quickly and easily through all of the programs, as well as closing them in a flash. This post will be all about Alt + Tab (its not actually alt its command, but alt sounds better and you know what I mean) power tips to help you improve you work efficiency.

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Enable Time Machine On Unupported Drives

In the new release of Mac OS X Leopard, Apple added a really cool program called Time Machine. Time machine was an automatic program that enabled you to back up your entire hard drive without you doing anything. This was great there was no need for manual backups. All you needed was a drive attached to your computer. But here lies a problem. Time Machine only works with drives that are supported. As a result network drives are no goes. But some clever sod, has found a way around this using a simple terminal command that allows you to use a network drive, also know as an unsupported drive.

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Top 100 Essential Mac Applications

I love my Mac and I have hundreds of applications installed on it. As a result I wanted to do a post on what I believe are the top 100 Mac applications that are essential to any user. I’ve picked a variety of applications that I could think of. I have tried to go for the cheaper free option, but quite a few you have to pay for. If you think I am missing an application leave a comment with a link to the app and why you should think it should be included, it doesn’t have to be long, I just want your opinions. If you disagree with any leave a comment with your reasons.

Each application will be split into a couple of major sections. There are some applications that could be in more than one section, but that is not the point of this post. I will also include a link and a bit of descriptive text on what the application is about. There may be duplicate items of the same nature i.e word processing, i’ve included this due to the differences each application has. The list is in no particular order, mostly alphabetical.

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