Archive for the 'AppleScript' Category

Usable Keychain Scripting For Lion

Friday, July 29th, 2011

I’m tracking down a mysterious behavior of Safari in Lion, where it seems to fail to enter my password for logins that I’ve saved to the keychain. In the process of looking into this, I noticed that “Keychain Scripting” has mysteriously disappeared from Lion. As far as I can tell you must copy Apple’s scripting addition […]

Restore Safari’s Downloads Keyboard Shortcut

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

I’m pretty excited about most of the enhancements in OS X Lion, and in Safari 5.1, which was released along with it. But one of the most annoying changes in the version of Safari that ships with Lion is the removal of any keyboard shortcut for showing and hiding the active downloads list. Downloads used […]

Toggle Twitter

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

I use Twitter. A lot, and almost entirely on my Mac desktop. Over the years, I have switched between many popular client applications, often returning to old favorites when the specific advantages of one outweighs the advantages of another for my current priorities. The way I use Twitter is to leave one of these client […]

Jump To PayPal Transaction

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I complained on Twitter about PayPal’s unfortunate transaction search utility, which doesn’t recognize the transaction ID itself as a search term. Georg C. Brückmann chimed in with a semi-solution, which is a URL template you can use to jump directly to a PayPal transaction by ID. Take the root PayPal URL for your country, and […]