The ‘Mac OS X Leopard’ Archives
Posted March 11, 2008 by

OS X: Ten Boot Options for Leopard

Multiple shortcuts exist for the various methods of booting Leopard. These ten boot options range from essential debugging tips such as verbose and safe modes to dual booting options.

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Posted February 23, 2008 by

OS X: Quick Screen Invert

People typically like either use light text on a dark background or dark text or a light background. With the invert feature in OS X, the user can quickly jump from one to another. This is frequently nice when trying to use your MBP in direct sunlight.

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Posted February 11, 2008 by

Leopard: Disable / Enable Translucent Menu Bar

With Leopard, Apple introduced the translucent menu bar effect. Many people did not like this because it is difficult to see on some backgrounds. With the release of 10.5.2, this is easily turned on or turned off based on your preferences.

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Posted January 21, 2008 by

Leopard: How to Install WordPress

Installing a local version of wordpress is one of the first things most designers and developers need to do. Leopard adds many new wrinkles to this task. These steps should get you up and running as painlessly as possible on OS X 10.5.

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Posted January 17, 2008 by

Time Machine: Force Backup Now

In OS X 10.5 Leopard, Time Machine will handle the backups with minimal user input. This works well for a fixed backup system. However, when connecting external drives, the automated system does not work well. Who wants to connect a drive and then wait 10-15 minutes for the backup to kick in? Here is how […]

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Posted January 1, 2008 by

iWork: Saving Document Previews for Quick look

If you’re a fan of Pages, Keynote or Number you’ll want to save a document preview while saving your documents so that they maintain their formatting when they are viewed through Quick look. This will save you a lot of time and effort.

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Posted December 21, 2007 by

OS X Leopard: Close Printer Icon After Printing

One of the annoying changes in OS X 10.5 is the printer icon remaining in the dock after printing. Here is how to automatically remove the printer icon from the dock after printing.

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Posted December 9, 2007 by

Safari 3: Enable Web Inspector / Developer Tools

For web developers, viewing the DOM and reviewing the style sheet rules are essential. With a quick command you can enable the web inspector for Safari 3.

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Posted November 11, 2007 by

Leopard Mail: Data Detectors

Add date/time into iCal, add an email or street address into Address Book, or map a street address in Google Maps–these are a few of the ways data detectors are used in Leopard’s Mail 3.0.

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Posted November 8, 2007 by

Leopard Mail: Create New Stationery

In the new version of OS X, Mail has now gained the ability to create and use stationery. This tutorial will highlight how to create and save a new stationery theme in Leopard.

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Posted October 27, 2007 by

Mosaic: New Leopard Screen Saver

One of the new features in OS X 10.5 is the ability to display a Mosaic screen saver from a group of pictures. The mosaic feature can be difficult to find. Here is how to enable it.

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Posted October 27, 2007 by

OS X Leopard: Make Application visible on all Spaces

Mac OS X version 10.5 introduces Spaces, virtual workspaces that allow you to organize your applications into less cluttered desktops. I’ve always been a fan of the concept, and Apple’s implementation is the best I’ve used. While the idea of Spaces is to separate application windows into separate workspaces, there are a few apps that […]

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