So you might have an iPhone 4. You might have the facetime app for OS X. Wouldn’t it be neat if your mac could auto-answer calls??
Picture this, your mac is at home/office, you are out and about, you facetime your mac and have an instance surveillance system!
open “terminal” and type:
defaults write com.apple.FaceTime AutoAcceptInvitesFrom -array-add +61410003111
(where the number at the end is your own cell number, inc area code)
You can also allow it to answer from other apple-ID’s instead of cell num’s, AND auto-answer everything..
Thanks Justin for this tip:
One of the main reasons I used Firefox over Safari was the ability for FF to remember my tabs and windows once I quit the application. Since the release of Safari 4 however, I am finding it to be much smoother and faster than FF and have moved to it exclusively.
The problem still remains that users are not able to have the browser launch directly into the previous sessions so I decided to stop complaining and write an AppleScript to solve the problem.
The first thing you need to do is “Enable access for assistive devices” which is located in the System Preferences under Universal Access.
Then just run this application anytime you want Safari to open your last sessions (prior to quitting the application).
If you would prefer to create the script yourself simply open Script Editor and enter the following text:
tell application "Safari"
tell application "System Events"
tell process "Safari"
tell menu bar 1
tell menu bar item "History"
tell menu "History"
click menu item "Reopen All Windows from Last Session"
Then save the script as an application and your good to go.
If you want to change the icon so it looks like Safari simply “Get Info” for the application and drag the Safari (or any other) image to the icon preview (top left) in the inspector window.
*Reposted from here.
So Apple have published a new page to their site(s) titled Enhancements and Refinements (for Snow Leopard)
Here’s just some of the features I’ve picked out:
- Put Back from the Trash
- Better Disk Eject behaviour, including telling you what App has a disk Open
- Setting default search location to Current folder
- Printer Driver Updates
- Split Pane terminal is back!
- Apparently some super file sharing energy saving magic:
|With Snow Leopard and a compatible AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule base station, a computer that acts as a file or media server can go to sleep yet continue to share its files with other computers and devices, saving energy.
- Date in the Menu bar. It seems small, but seeing todays date at a glance is very useful
- GPU acceleration for QuickTime X Video decoding
- Exchange support
- Data Detectors now identify fly details
- Multi-Touch for older laptops
- Grand Central Dispatch + OpenCL
Head on over to the Apple site and have a good read, it’s worth a look.
Today I had to forward several messages to a single email address. Therefore I selected these messages with CMD and hit the Forward button.
Mail.app created one new message from the selected messages. Ready to send!
James – thanks Hans!
Some sites have popup’s that open a new browser window when browsing their site. Annoying, and you can block it. But what about web apps or sites that have legit pop up windows? You can open these windows in tabs instead!
To set this up, open Terminal and type in the following:
defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true
Hit enter and quit Safari. When restarting Safari, your windows will open in tabs instead!
To revert back, in Termina, type:
defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool false
Quit Safari and restart…
Find a page you want to send (in Safari) and hit Command+I . This will open Mail with the ready to send. Dunno if it’s a windows friendly attachment but in Mail you can see the site even without opening your browser!
Ps: it probably sends a .webarchive file.
You can drag text onto the Safari dock icon to perform a quick google search
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Automatically change the status in iChat
Here is a way to automatically change your status when sending or receiving text, audio/video invitations. You’ll need to create five simple AppleScripts, and save them into your user’s Library » Scripts » iChat folder (create the folder if necessary).
Open Script Editor (in Applications » AppleScript), then copy and paste these scripts, one at a time, into the Script Editor window. Click the Compile button, then select File » Save As and point to the previously-noted iChat folder. Name them as shown with each scripts code, on the second page of the hint…
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