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#14788 - 03/21/11 01:50 PM Re: NIfty little Calendar/Clock Application [Re: Hal Itosis]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
SIDENOTE: is it still true that Apple doesn't document the menulet interface? (i.e., the Menu Extras on the righthand side of the menubar). I thought that all non-Apple things in that region were deemed "hacks" by definition.


There for awhile non apple menulets needed to be black and white only, only apple's could be color. And I think even now all non apple menulets have to be left of apple's. (and you can't move them as you can with apple's)
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#14789 - 03/21/11 02:14 PM Re: NIfty little Calendar/Clock Application [Re: Virtual1]
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Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: Virtual1
Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
SIDENOTE: is it still true that Apple doesn't document the menulet interface? (i.e., the Menu Extras on the righthand side of the menubar). I thought that all non-Apple things in that region were deemed "hacks" by definition.

There for awhile non apple menulets needed to be black and white only, only apple's could be color. And I think even now all non apple menulets have to be left of apple's. (and you can't move them as you can with apple's)

Still see stuff like this everyday in the console messages too:

3/20/11 12:08:35 PM SystemUIServer[125] com.apple.console Warning MenuCracker 2.0 (/Library/PreferencePanes/MenuMeters.prefPane/Contents/Resources/MenuCracker.menu)
See
http://sourceforge.net/projects/menucracker
MenuCracker is now loaded. Ready to accept new menu extras. Ignore the failure message that follows.

3/20/11 12:08:35 PM SystemUIServer[125] com.apple.console Warning failed to instantiate and get the principal class of bundle: NSBundle </Library/PreferencePanes/MenuMeters.prefPane/Contents/Resources/MenuCracker.menu> (loaded)



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#14792 - 03/21/11 03:30 PM Re: NIfty little Calendar/Clock Application [Re: Virtual1]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: Virtual1
Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
SIDENOTE: is it still true that Apple doesn't document the menulet interface? (i.e., the Menu Extras on the righthand side of the menubar). I thought that all non-Apple things in that region were deemed "hacks" by definition.


There for awhile non apple menulets needed to be black and white only, only apple's could be color. And I think even now all non apple menulets have to be left of apple's. (and you can't move them as you can with apple's)

I don't recall the black & white thing at all, but MenuCracker (as per Hal) still enables the MenuMeters menulets to not only be moved, but to be moved to the right of Apple's, and MagiCal still inserts its menulet just to the left of Spotlight (It can be moved, but only from left of Spotlight to extreme left.), but it needs to restart SystemUIServer to turn the trick.


Edited by artie505 (03/21/11 03:44 PM)
Edit Reason: Correct MagiCal behavior/Credit Hal
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#14803 - 03/22/11 10:38 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: artie505
I don't recall the black & white thing at all, but MenuCracker (as per Hal) still enables the MenuMeters menulets to not only be moved, but to be moved to the right of Apple's, and MagiCal still inserts its menulet just to the left of Spotlight (It can be moved, but only from left of Spotlight to extreme left.), but it needs to restart SystemUIServer to turn the trick.

Yes, MenuMeters is movable... but several others i have are not: GeekTool, gfxCardStatus, HoudahSpot and FastScripts (as well as the two which kicked off this subtopic: CopyPaster and Calendar).

Speaking of which, we should certainly add both

<GeekTool>

and

<FastScripts> *

to this list of fantastic freeware. [gfxCardStatus is also good, but limited to Core ix, dual-GPU machines (perhaps only MBPs).]


* the full-feature version of FastScripts is shareware, but it does permit up to ten user scripts FREE before requesting the $15 fee.


Edited by Hal Itosis (03/22/11 02:50 PM)

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#14817 - 03/23/11 05:29 PM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
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MG2009's query about downloading the CopyPaster app and its replies has been moved to the Mac OS X 10.6.x as a separate thread.
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#14825 - 03/24/11 02:24 PM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: alternaut]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: alternaut
MG2009's query about downloading the CopyPaster app and its replies has been moved to the Mac OS X 10.6.x as a separate thread.

Addendum: and in the interim, CopyPaster has become UNfree. ("c'est la vie")


Edited by Hal Itosis (03/24/11 02:48 PM)

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#16361 - 07/01/11 01:21 PM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 08/04/09
$5000 game-making software now free. Thinking Worlds 3.5 runs under Windows, but publishes to iOS.

And in a separate offer iOS Spectrum Collection goes freemium for 1 week only.
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#16532 - 07/15/11 03:27 AM Re: FREEWARE! (RAM Test) [Re: alternaut]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
"Rember is a free and easy to use graphical front-end to the command line MemTest tool, it runs memory tests to help determine if you have defective RAM modules installed in a Mac, which could potentially lead to crashes and general system degradation." Preferences include number of loops and Verbose logging.
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#16547 - 07/15/11 11:55 PM Re: FREEWARE! (RAM Test) [Re: Pendragon]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: Pendragon
"Rember is a free and easy to use graphical front-end to the command line MemTest tool, it runs memory tests to help determine if you have defective RAM modules installed in a Mac, which could potentially lead to crashes and general system degradation." Preferences include number of loops and Verbose logging.

For the more daring among us... Memtest is included in AppleJack (Donationware) as an optional install.
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#16856 - 08/06/11 01:00 AM Re: FREEWARE! (RAM Test) [Re: artie505]
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Sessions, Safari Extension that restores your last (or earlier) browsing session(s); it's useful if you restart Safari 5 periodically to deal with its RAM hogging/memory leak.
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#17310 - 09/04/11 05:12 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
RestoreMeNot precludes, on a selectable case-by-case basis, windows from restoring upon restart (Lion only).

So far, I have found it to work as advertised with no adverse consequence.
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#17688 - 09/29/11 10:36 PM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Pendragon]
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Registered: 08/04/09
oldschoogle

"a Firefox and Safari extension to bring back the old look and feel of Google."
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#17693 - 09/30/11 02:39 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
Thanks, Artie.

I just installed Oldschoogle, and at first blush, it works as advertised. Kewl!
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#17737 - 10/01/11 04:57 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
Lion DiskMaker:

"A small application programmed with AppleScript that you can use with Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 to burn a DVD or build a bootable USB key from Mac OS X Lion’s Installation program."
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#17738 - 10/01/11 05:52 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Pendragon]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Or, you can do it yourself by following the instructions in How to create an OS X Lion installation disc.
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#19064 - 11/11/11 04:53 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
In a bit of discussion with David, the developer of OldSchoogle, I learned that:

The best way to get those pesky side frames to go away using OldSchoogle is to also disable Google Instant at http://www.google.com/preferences. This will set a cookie and tell Google not to use Google Instant and OldSchoogle should work as intended.

OldSchoogle makes its changes to Google's search results page when the page first loads. Google Instant uses javascript/AJAX to dynamically change the content of the page without doing a page load so the OldSchoogle code doesn't get invoked when that happens.

I never was a big fan of Google Instant, so disabling it was no loss and indeed improved (for moi) the performance of OldSchoogle.

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#19066 - 11/11/11 05:51 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Pendragon]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: Pendragon
In a bit of discussion with David, the developer of OldSchoogle, I learned that:

The best way to get those pesky side frames to go away using OldSchoogle is to also disable Google Instant at http://www.google.com/preferences. This will set a cookie and tell Google not to use Google Instant and OldSchoogle should work as intended.

OldSchoogle makes its changes to Google's search results page when the page first loads. Google Instant uses javascript/AJAX to dynamically change the content of the page without doing a page load so the OldSchoogle code doesn't get invoked when that happens.

I never was a big fan of Google Instant, so disabling it was no loss and indeed improved (for moi) the performance of OldSchoogle.

Good post, Harv, for both its oldschoogle applicability and its general usefulness to those who've heretofore been unaware of Google prefs. Thanks! smile

(I picked up on Google prefs a few years back and have had Google Instant disabled since whenever, so I wasn't even aware there was an issue.)
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#19654 - 12/16/11 08:54 AM Re: FREEWARE! (RAM Test) [Re: Pendragon]
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In a holiday promotion Poser Debut (2.25GB download) is free for the next few days.
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#19666 - 12/16/11 11:46 AM Re: FREEWARE! (RAM Test) [Re: alternaut]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
Originally Posted By: alternaut
In a holiday promotion Poser Debut (2.25GB download) is free for the next few days.

I'm downloading it. Only 6 hours remaining... The last time I tried Poser, I was on OS 8.5.

Thanks for the steer.

(Hmmm... two hours later, it's only 7 hours 19 minutes remaining.)


Edited by freelance (12/16/11 01:48 PM)
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#19684 - 12/17/11 12:43 AM Re: FREEWARE! (RAM Test) [Re: freelance]
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Registered: 08/04/09
I just ordered now, 3 1/2 hours after the ending time you posted, and I think I still got the free deal, but I'm not 100% certain, so I'm not d/ling yet.

Turns out that I had an account with SmithMicro that I wasn't aware of and still don't understand, confused , but I was able to guess which of my passwords I used.
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#19685 - 12/17/11 12:45 AM Re: FREEWARE! (RAM Test) [Re: alternaut]
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Thanks for the tip! smile

If I really did get it free (Edit 2: Looks like I did.), I think my daughter's nephew will be a happy kid, and if I didn't... Well, I've never even met him (grinch that I am).

Edit: Actually, I'm giving him my iBook G4 instead of selling it on eBay, so he won't be getting grinched at all.


Edited by artie505 (12/17/11 02:52 AM)
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#19686 - 12/17/11 01:19 AM Re: FREEWARE! (RAM Test) [Re: artie505]
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I just found this on SmithMicro's Web site:

Quote:
Poser Debut

List Price: $49.99 Sale Price: $0.00 (ends on Dec 19 2011)
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#19687 - 12/17/11 05:43 AM Re: FREEWARE! (RAM Test) [Re: artie505]
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Originally Posted By: artie505
Sale [...] ends on Dec 19, 2011

That's correct. The actual download can be done until Jan. 14, 2012, something that may be necessary due to the slow (10-12 hours) and occasionally problematic download (my first attempt bombed after 2.25GB). Note that there is an optional extended download service (for a small extra charge).
Despite these hiccups it's a great offer, and there may be others in the near future. I'll keep you posted. laugh
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#19688 - 12/17/11 05:52 AM Re: FREEWARE! (RAM Test) [Re: alternaut]
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While it certainly does not beat "free", Poser Debut is available from the App Store for $29.95.
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#19697 - 12/17/11 12:33 PM Re: FREEWARE! (RAM Test) [Re: alternaut]
artie505 Online


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Are you certain about that Jan. 14th date?

Originally Posted By: SmithMicro
What is Extended Download Service?
When you purchase downloadable files (purchased and downloaded to your computer), you have 30 days from the date of purchase to download your order.

If you purchase Extended Download Service, we will keep a backup copy of your file available to you for TWO YEARS. Should you need to re-download it for any reason, it will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the date of purchase.

(The Extended download Service costs $1.68.)
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