Archive for the 'AppleScript' Category

Toggle iTunes 11 MiniPlayer

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Today, Apple released iTunes 11, the anticipated update that has been due “sometime in November” since they announced it earlier this year. Judging from reactions on Twitter it’s having a mixed response: the new UI is, as expected, either refreshing or distressing depending on your particular attachment to the old look-and-feel, and the extent to which […]

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 […]