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Need to access program menus faster?

MenuPop Menu Utility Review Updated MacLife. I often see people with large monitors become very good at using keyboard commands because of the time it takes to move the mouse to the menu bar. This program is another alternative. The $5 program works in Snow Leopard programs and allows the menu to be available with a keystroke. Might save time. Would have been better to be activated with a right-click.

Computer freezes and exhaust fan speeds up?

Disk Utility

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Apple – Support – Discussions – EMERGENCY!!! …. Looks like CMCSK has solved it.

Disconnect all peripherals from your computer.

System Preferences/Network/Location:Automatic/Highlight Airport/Network Name:your name/Click the Advanced button/Airport/Preferred Networks:Select your name/place a checkmark next to “Remember networks this computer has joined”/lock the padlock.

Boot from your install disc & run Repair Disk from the utility menu. To use the Install Mac OS X disc, insert the disc, and restart your computer while holding down the C key as it starts up.
Select your language.
Once on the desktop, select Utility in the menu bar.
Select Disk Utility.

Select the disk or volume in the list of disks and volumes, and then click First Aid.
Click Repair Disk.
Restart your computer when done.

Repair permissions after you reach the desktop- restart your computer.


removing all annotations in preview for sharing

Menu Bar Doohickeys

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As TeenTitan said:

If your using preview. You can actually pull up a list of all Annotations. Using this list you can select all the Annotations and then delete all the annotations at the same time.

How to do this:
in preview, with your PDF open.
go to the menu bar
click on the “View” menu
from the “view menu” chose “SideBar.”
from the submenu “SideBar” chose “Annotations”
On the right side of the PDF, Instead of a list of page you should now have a list of “Annotations.” click on any of the Annotations listed.
go to the menu bar
click on the “Edit” menu
choose “Select All”
Press the “delete” key

At this point you could use Save As to re-save the file as the ‘share friendly” version of the PDF.

via Apple – Support – Discussions – removing all annotations in preview for ….


Remove speed item in menu bar

Adium menu bar icon

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Great work mariposasf!

Found a solution. Just go into preferences for VirusBarrier click on “Traffic” and under “Appearances” deselect “Display network traffic in menu bar.” That’ll make it disappear.

“You are not connected to the internet” message

Disk Utility

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Carolyn said:

If you didn’t repair permissions after installing the update, do that now.

Launch Disk Utility. (Applications/Utilities) Select MacintoshHD in the panel on the left, select the FirstAid tab. Click: Repair Disk Permissions. When it’s finished from the Menu Bar, Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac. If you see a long list of “messages” in the permissions window, it’s ok. That can be ignored. As long as you see, “Permissions Repair Complete” when it’s finished… you’re done. Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac.


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How to make the OSX Menubar transparent. (via stm)

What a dramatic change this would make. I wouldn’t do this myself.

I was quite surprised at how difficult it was to get a solution for this. Most links on the web describe how to turn the transparency off (which there is a checkbox for now in SL, System Prefs -> Desktop & Screen Saver -> Desktop -> Checkbox called ‘Translucent menu bar‘). Hardly anyone seems to want to make it -more- transparent, or gave up trying. Well i finally managed to get my menubar transparent (and reproduce the solution), so … Read More

via stm

Need an application launcher for Mac OS X??

HimmelBar – Welcome.  According to the website:

HimmelBar provides an icon in the menu bar to quickly access your installed applications by scanning standard locations such as local, user, network and developer applications. You can also add a custom location such as the Classic Applications folder, or any other folder of your hard disk that contains applications.

Feedly for Safari 5 (via Building Feedly) (via Michaelthegeek’s Blog)

This is an interesting blog. Nice to see Safari getting more support from developers. If Chrome ever fails then Safari is my second choice.

Feedly for Safari 5 (via Building Feedly) A wonderful application! Safari 5 has now an official extension framework. After a couple of days of intensive work, we are excited to announce the first version of feedly for Safari 5. Here is what it looks like: Available for download now! Here is how you can get up and running: Make sure that you are running Safari 5 Make sure ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar’ is checked in the Advanced pane of Safari’s preferences (see more details) Make sure ‘ … Read More

via Michaelthegeek’s Blog