2 Mac Tips for Tuesday!
Hey folks, time for a few Mac tips, one old and one new and both from MacOSXHints.com. And of course, the above image of Chewbacca fighting Nazi’s while riding a squirrel…bow before his glory!
First the oldie:
Freeeeeeddddooommm…for Dashboard Widgets.
You know those awesome Dashboard widgets, so niche and fun and useful (they’re going a bit by the wayside, but some of us still love them), well it turns out you can have them on your Desktop too!
The tip is designed to used by developers for testing, but it’s available to you now, just because you’re special. The jist is, you run a simple Terminal command, then restart the Dock, and voila!
Get the full scoop and instructions here.
Once it’s done, just open Dashboard, select a widget, and close Dashboard. Then you’re free to drag them around your Desktop. My favorite use of this is the Mac OS Server widget, which gives me vital status information. Now I just keep it on the Desktop, rather than having to open the Dashboard.
Now the new(ish) tip:
Quickly! To the VNC!
You’ve got shortcuts to all your favorite stuff: folders, applications, websites, even servers. So why not to your prime VNC locales? This tip shows you the simple process for creating .vncloc (short for VNC location) files. It’s easy, and once you’re done, you can drag them anywhere (your Desktop, Dock, Finder Sidebar, etc.).
Get all the goods on it here.
That’s all for now, enjoy! Comments, Questions, Suggestions? I’m here to help and always looking for feedback!
- wozwas posted this