2 Mac Tips…just because it’s Thursday!
It’s been a pretty productive morning, not even 10AM and I’ve already learned 2 new things to make my Mac a little better!
1. Completely remove XCode, safely and securely
I’ve been messing around with XCode 4 and the Applescript-ObjC template, but decided to go back to using XCode 3.2, since I’m more familiar with how it operates. Turns out reinstalling 3.2 over 4 does not work (I should’ve known better). XCode started quitting after being opened, so I decided to uninstall it completely.
Normally, this would be a job for AppZapper, but I’ve learned my lesson using it for larger, system sensitive items in the past, so decided to avoid it this time. Instead, a simple Google search produced the following terminal command:
sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools –mode=all
Just run that, and it’s all gone, github/linux style.
Thanks to this blogger for his post.
2. Chrome/Firefox Favicon Favorites Tip
Icons, and iconography in general, allow our brains to quickly identify concepts and familiar ideas. They eliminate the need for extensive explanation, or even basic text descriptions in most cases. That’s why Favicon’s are so great!
Chrome and Firefox don’t just display the page title of your favorites in the bookmarks bar, they also show the Favicon, which is almost always enough for our techno-minded brains to identify what the page is. Which why deleting the title, and just having the favicon saves you space and time!
Just right click the link, and from the Edit option, delete all the text, and voila! Thanks to my colleague Adam for the tip.
Comments, Questions, Suggestions? I’m here to help and always looking for feedback!