New wallpapers dedicated to Leopard themes have been really hot among designers. And here are some nice Leopard wallpapers.
Talking about Screen Sharing, the reflection of iChat shouldn't be far away from your mind. Actually, the Screen Sharing itself is provided in your Finder.
Just now I told you that Screen Sharing is separated from iChat. To prove that, you could go to Mac HD ▸ System ▸ Library ▸ CoreServices which Mac HD is your hard drive name. Inside there, you will definitely find Screen Sharing.
With a simple highlight and import,
Preview can display exactly the displayed icon. Let's see how to do it.
I've become a blogger for quite a long time. During the process of compiling my article, these applications are essentials for me.
This is my basic image editor. For blogging purpose, CS2 is more than enough but if you've quite a money on hand, you can purchase CS3. I love it especially when I can give effects on images with Photoshop.
I remember the last time I used my Mac OS X Tiger, I used Journler to take some notes.
Since the upgrade to Leopard, I started falling in love with mail and its new features : Notes and To Do. However, this time I'll share you my way to use Notes efficiently.
Before step further, I recommend you to download additional plugin for Mail. It's called
Letterbox which I've discussed a little in my past article Get Various Leopard Enhancements for Free.
Shortcuts play the most important parts in increasing productivity. Therefore, in the middle this discussion, I'll include many useful shortcuts.
By default, your dictionary's reference libraries shown are
Apple. Obviously, you can add more references to it.
First, go to your
Dictionary Preferences Pane by either using keystrokes Command-Comma or using menu bar
Dictionary ▸ Preferences. Then you will see there are more than four default references which is available for your
Even though the released of Leopard has killed many 3rd party apps, we still got many of the survivals which have their own specialties.
Note : Clicking the title will refer you to the specified app's homepage.
I've found out several tricks with Mail that can help you with your workflow.
Command key will give you the effect of toggling; It means that you can change the select/deselect status of certain items.
When keystrokes Command-A is pressed, all items will be highlighted. It's powerful, isn't it? And one more thing, with this keystrokes, all highlighted items won't be marked as Read, they will stay in their current condition. It's all about using Command key.
It will be hard to see what is the text on the podium. However, Ken Drake brilliantly decoded it.
Here is the decoding result :
God, I dreamed there was an angel Who could hear me through the wall As I cried out-like, in Latin "This is so not life at all Help me out-out-of this nightmare" Then I heard her silver call- She said: "Just give it time, kid I come to one and all"
She said: "Give me that hand, please And the itch you can't control Let me teach you how to handle All the sadness in your soul Oh, we'll work that silver magic Then we'll aim it at the wall" She said: "Love may make you blind kid- But I wouldn't mind at all"
It's the bitch of living (Bitch, just a bitch) With nothing but your hand (Just a bitch, yeah) Just the bitch of living As someone you can't stand See, each night, it's like fantastic- Tossing, turning, without rest
/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background &
Actually, you don't need to open dictionary application each time you want to check the definition of a word. With Leopard, you can trigger your word definition checking (Dictionary) on-the-fly. Like this :
There are several things that can make you consider using Safari as your Leopard web browser. Let's take a look at them.
Webclip is newly released tool for Safari. With Webclip, you can pick portion of your favorite web pages as an new Dashboard widget. Webclip is located next to the reload button.
defaults write com.apple.dock mouse-over-hilte-stack -boolean YES killall Dock
Everyone can do it. Everyone can enjoy it.
default write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -bool YES killall Finder
By quitting your Finder, all the files scattered on your Desktop will be hidden. Those files will appear again as soon as you launch your Finder. Here is what the modified Finder menu looks like.
For detailed information : Quit Finder
Quick Look and Slideshow, which complement each other, are masterpieces of Leopard.
Quick Look, which cannot be opened at the same time with Slideshow, is known to be the simplified version of Slideshow. Though so, Slideshow in Leopard, that comes with better resolution, should not be completely buried under the trees. In this article, I will discuss some of the techniques to open your Leopard Quick Look and your Slideshow, that is hidden under Quick Look, at ease.
As I've just said, Slideshow is well hidden under the Quick Look. Hovering your mouse long enough on top of the eye icon, which is the button for activating Quick Look, would definitely unveil the fact that Slideshow is the alternate version of Quick Look. Therefore, holding modifier key Option change the tool icon from an eye into our familiar Slideshow button.
Are you looking for free distribution of icons which are Leopard cover flow compatible?
Check out these icons submitted by people on Apple Official website. I've brought forward some of them that are compatible for your Leopard Coverflow (huge) icons.
Well, all of these can be seen inside Leopard Help Pane. However, this pane is really troublesome that it will always float over other panes. Fortunately, all of them are also provided inside info.apple.com.
Shortcuts for starting up
9 funny things of your Leopard icons.
Parental Controls feature in Leopard helps you monitoring and restricting other user activities on your computer. Accounts under Parental Controls will have account status
Managed. And for your information, administrators who declares themselves as under Parental Controls will automatically lose their rights to be an administrator.
Parental Controls is set under System Preferences ▸ Parental Controls. But before that, you must be an administrator and have at least one account under Parental Controls. Transforming account, either it's normal account or it's administrator account, can be done inside System Preferences ▸ Accounts. What are those features for managed accounts :
Simple Finder is suitable only for inexperience users. For experience users, it will be very boring to use Simple Finder because Simple Finder restricts sidebar and even directory managing.