I use the excellent and free emitSMS for all of my SMS sending-from-my-Mac needs. If you look at the back of the emitSMS widget, you'll be able to choose the.
EditByBSEditor: Write text messages in dashboard, send through mobile phone using bluetooth. Works with most bluetooth enabled phones from Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, SonyEricsson and others. Write the phone number in the top line, the message below and press send.
The bluetooth icon color will inform you when message has passed through your phone and onto the cellular system. Hovering the mouse pointer above the icon will display additional information. You will be charged the same amount by your phone company for messages sent through the widget, as for regular messages typed and sent through your phone. One short message can contain to 160 characters, but the widget will allow larger messages by using several short messages if needed, as supported by your phone. When using letters the west european alphabets each short message only has room for 70 characters.
Widget can use phones that Address Book does not support, but there are probably phones where Address Book works and this widget does not. The widget can search your address book for people, allowing you to refer to friends by name instead of number.
Note that only contacts in your computers Address Book are searched. Messages can be stored in a text file, inside 'Application Support: emitSMS widget' in your users Library folder.
That would be '$HOME/Library/Application Support/ emitSMS widget/' to the unix inclined.
You can now use Quartz Composer-based iTunes Visualizers as screen savers really easily. Just make a copy of the visualizer and put it in /Library/Screen Savers.
Open up that copy in Quartz Composer (Developer Tools required) and, while in the Editor window, choose Editor » Edit Protocol Conformance. On the new screen that appears, check off the Screen Saver option and save the file. To have the visualizer actually work as a screen saver, a QTZ visualizer must be running in iTunes. robg adds: When I tested this, I was able to get the screen saver to work even when iTunes wasn't running, so I'm not sure about the last bit of the hint. I found one sample Quartz Composer visualizer in the Developer Tools install, on this path: /Developer/Examples/Quartz Composer/Compositions/Music Visualizers.
Shows a few others that match the terms iTunes, visualizer, and Quartz, but I haven't tested them. On an iPod touch or iPhone, here's how to reach a 'better' Google. First bring up Safari and tap the address bar. Leave the Google search box blank and tap search. This automatically brings you to the mobile Google home page, which is quite handy as the mobile version fits the screen much better. Also for the Canadian user out there (like myself), your Region Format settings under International (all under the Settings button on your Home screen) are most likely set to Canada.
This means that when you use the blank Google search tip, it will bring you the.ca version of the mobile Google page. This page is, unfortunately, nowhere near as nice as the US version. To fix this, change the Region Format to United States. The actual Region Format stays the same, but when you use the blank Google search hint, it will bring you to the US version of mobile Google, which is much nicer then the.ca version.
I was having the following very annoying problems with Mail 3.1 in Leopard:. Couldn't drag messages into a mailbox. When searching, the criterion sub bar would not pop-up, and Mail would lock when performing a second search. After some searching, I removed the Mail plug-in bundles in /Library/Mail/Bundles, and the above issues both stopped.
In general, it seems safest to only use plug-ins that have been verified to work with this new version of Mail, otherwise very strange things will happen! robg adds: The hint here isn't necessarily about the specific Mail issues, but rather that unverified Mail bundles in 10.5 can cause behavior that stops short of preventing Mail from working. So if you're debugging strange issues in Mail - or any other app that accepts plug-ins - it's worth a check to see if any installed bundles have been verified to work in 10.5. Apple's Remote Desktop client is the only VNC server I've found that could display both of my displays (G4 with dual video output, connected to two 1600x1200 monitors, for an effective 3200x1200 sized desktop). However, ARD client is also the least configurable VNC server that I have found. One common issue is not being able to change the port it runs on (default is 5900).
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Simply put, I have not seen a true way to do this within the client itself. I wanted to move to a non-standard port (partly for security by obscurity, though I realize that's not real security).
Other folks have the issue of wanting to connect to multiple Macs inside the same network. A real hack that came to mind is this: I have an Airport Extreme router (though almost any router should suffice). From outside the local network, you can configure the router to port forward, as shown in. This is pretty simple, but I do it often enough that others may find it useful. I develop digital audio using object oriented coding. It's pretty easy to lock up an experiment, and I dread having to reconstruct the recent changes I've made.
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Of course, you should save often, but I sometimes forget. When this happens a force quit, and loss of all recent changes is my only choice.
But I can at least save some time by switching to the finder and taking a snapshot of the window I was working on. Force quitting discards any changes, but at least I can see and retype the recent changes from the snapshot rather than trying to remember them. While connected to one Mac from another on my local network via screen sharing in the Finder (not iChat), I tried to use the Edit » Send Clipboard menu item to copy and paste the text from a local Script Editor document into a Script Editor document on the remote Mac. For some reason this did not work - the text would not arrive in the remote clipboard (still have to figure what is wrong there). So I tried the the next best thing, not really expecting it to work. I selected all the text in the Script Editor document on the local Mac, and dragged and dropped it over and into the Script Editor document on Remote Mac. And it worked!
(Dragging text also worked from the remote Mac to the local Mac.) So I quickly tested other dragging operations. It seems most text from various applications will drag over in one form or another to a text area on the other Mac. And does not have to be to or from the same app on local and remote. A couple more quick examples:.
You drag text to create text clippings in the Finder. In Safari, you can drag the URL in the address bar to the remote Safari address bar, and it will load. Or drag it to the desktop as a.webloc file.
Drag a URL that links to a download file straight into the Safari Downloads window to download it. TextEditor.app text drags to most places.
robg adds: You can't drag and drop a file, but this is very useful for text. Like many users of Time Machine, I have a need to back up to different disks at different times. For instance, when my laptop is at home I want to back it up to an external drive for data security, but when I am on the road, I'd like to have it back up to a partition on the internal drive so I can use it as a way to 'undo' file changes and quickly access deleted files. This normally requires manually setting the Time Machine preferences every time you want to switch drives. So I to do this, and launch it automatically when my external drive is mounted or unmounted (using the free utility ). The script uses GUI Scripting to set Time Machine to backup to a 'primary drive' (the primarydrivename variable in the script) if it is available, and if it isn't, it will attempt to have it backup to a 'secondary drive' ( secondarydrivename).
Failing that, it leaves the Time Machine preferences unchanged. robg adds: I haven't tested this one. If like me, you've been tearing your hair out over the loss of Address Book's SMS functionality in 10.5, the free widget might help the pain go away (I have no affiliation with the product). Unlike iChat's new SMS functionality, it will work for non-AOL or.Mac subscribers, and claims to work with most major phone brands (my SE T610i works). It fetches numbers from Address Book (only the 'mobile' field), and even adds a couple of tricks: long messaging and confirmations, although there's no pop-up incoming SMS notifications like those of old. Still, considering the cost of most Bluetooth phone suites, this is a worthy workaround for Apple's inexplicable axing of this feature. Real SMS obsessives can even stick it permanently on their desktop to save Dashboard lag.
robg adds: It appears the widget works in 10.4 too, which is why this hint isn't labeled as 10.5 only. This hint will allow you to stream your music over the Internet using any version of iTunes.
It relies on and to mount an ssh connection as a local file server. Please back up all music before you try this, as if you delete all your music by mistake, it's not my fault! First, on the Mac that's going to send the music (the 'server'):. Quit iTunes. Copy your iTunes Music folder to another partition or an external drive. My other partition is called Store.
Open iTunes, and go to Preferences » Advanced. Change the following settings:. Change iTunes Music folder location to Store:iTunes Music, with Store being your partition name. Insure that Copy Files to iTunes Music Folder When Adding to Library is unchecked. Quit iTunes again. You may want to back up to somewhere else before doing this step.
Delete the following files from your Music:iTunes folder: iTunes Library and iTunes Music Library.xml. I recommend that you move the iTunes Music folder that is also in this directory to your Documents folder for backup. You can delete it at the very end if everything goes OK. Now open iTunes again. We are going to regenerate your iTunes Library.
You will note that iTunes creates the two files from above again on launch. This is what you want. In iTunes go to File » Add to Library.
Select the other partition and the iTunes Music folder that you copied there in step two. The files will be added to the Library, but will not be copied to your boot partition as you unchecked that box earlier. Once this is complete, you can quit iTunes just to clear up your screen. Open System Preferences » Sharing, and turn on Remote Login. You will need this later.
Copy the following files by any means to your client machine - note that these are the new ones you have created, not the older ones you moved: iTunes Library and iTunes Music Library.xml. Read on for the setup for the listening ('client') Mac.