AppleScript 2.0 Language Guide

by john on March 11, 2008

It’s been a long wait, however, as of today you can now get your hands on the latest update to the AppleScript Language Guide. The copy that I’ve been using for the past 6 months is dated 1999. Yikes!

Copy/Paste from Safari

by john on March 11, 2008

One thing I was accustomed to when working on Windows, was copying a section of a webpage and pasting the same into a Word document. Word did a pretty good job of keeping the formatting intact, including images, fonts and (…)

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MacPorts Package Manager

by john on March 10, 2008

MacPorts is a package manager that makes it easy to download and install open source software on Mac OS X.

Mac Dock Effects in JavaScript

by john on March 7, 2008

Using this JavaScript code you can create the same effect Mac OS X uses for it’s Dock, expanding icons as you mouse over.

Fink Package Manager

by john on March 7, 2008

Fink is a package manager for Mac OS X to install and manage unix tools, from ant to wget.

Clipboard Manager

by john on March 6, 2008

If you need a free clipboard manager for the Mac, check out Jumpcut.

Alias Command

by john on March 6, 2008

Introduction to using the alias command in a Mac OS X terminal.

Defaults Command

by john on March 5, 2008

Introduction to the Mac OS X defaults command.

Lower Volume & Shutdown

by john on March 4, 2008

Applescript example to lower volume before system shutdown and increase volume at startup.