Leopard Hacks!

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  1. jimbeam

    jimbeam Active Member

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    OK. Since no one answered my last thread. I searched and found these fun hacks for everyone.

    * Change the look of the dock:
    http://www.blambert.co.uk/smokedock/
    * Change the application “running” indicator on the dock
    Shows you how to change the little blue indicator back to the black arrow or black triangle.
    http://www.silvermac.com/2007/leopard-dock-with-black-triangle
    * Remove the reflection from the dock:
    http://howto.wired.com
    * Move a window to another “Space”
    Click and hold on the a window’s title bar and press control right arrow to move a window to another “space”.
    * Opaque Menu Bar

    Change the top menubar to opaque vs translucent with OpaqueMenuBar
    http://www.eternalstorms.at/utilities/opaquemenubar/
    * Overlays for Stacks
    Now you can see what each stack is for. Documents, Downloads, Utilities etc.
    http://t.ecksdee.org/post/19001860
    * Slick Leopard terminal tweaks
    http://www.usingmac.com/2007/11/18/leopard-tweaking-terminal-codes
    Add gradient to the “magic carpet” of the stacks and other cool but useless hacks. (Some of which are changing the perfs of various applications or copy and moving files around. Please us caution when following these steps and read ahead before executing them.)
  2. jimbeam

    jimbeam Active Member

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    Can someone sticky this.
  3. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Those aren't really Hacks... More like... Tweaks.

    Its never good to ask to sticky your Post. Also, I would have included Images

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    I'm on my iMac 7,1 with Leopard 10.5.2 and it makes me giggles

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  4. SkylarEC

    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Also, none of this is new.
  5. jimbeam

    jimbeam Active Member

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    Heres more useful stuff

    Option+Click Airport Reveal: Option+Click on the Airport symbol in your finder bar gives you detailed info on your WiFi connection, including connection speed and transmit rate.

    Dictionary Reversal: If you told your dictionary to learn a word, like a company name, while you were writing for business, you can tell it to "unlearn" the word later in Leopard. Just right click on the word and select "unlearn" as your option.

    Folder Sharing: Highlight your folder and click Command+I to pull up the sharing window on the fly and allow people on your network to see your work.

    Permanent Delete (Time Machine Files): Clicking the "gear" icon in "present view" while the file you want to delete is selcted in Time Machine takes you to an option to delete all Time Machine backups of the file.

    Completing The Print Cycle: Leopard keeps the printer icon open in the dock after a print cycle completes, for some reason. To go back to having it quit once the print job is done, right click on the printer icon in the dock and select Auto Quit.

    Stack Recent Things In The Dock: If you are not comfortable working in Terminal, skip this one. If you are, go to Terminal and enter defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add ‘{ “tile-data” = { “list-type” = 1; }; “tile-type” = “recents-tile”; }’ - then you do a KillAll Dock command (this resets your dock) and you should see your stack of recent items.

    See Where Your File Is Stored: Under the "View" menu in thefinder bar you can use "View Path Bar" to see exactly where the file you are looking at is stored.

    Move Your Window To Any Space: Just drag it to the side of your screen and wait a moment. Leopard will add it to your Spaces.
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    jimbeam Active Member

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    Sorry. it new to me and i didn't see any posts about it.
  7. Apple Guy

    Apple Guy Well-Known Member

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    I already have every single one of these hacks, don't sticky this
  8. jimbeam

    jimbeam Active Member

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    how come no one tolled me about this stuff. LOL.
    This forums screwed up. I post a thread looking for hacks that everyone seems to know about but couldn't share. So naturaly I thought no one new about them. Its crazzy how a post looking for hacks gets no respons on a hacking site. But a post about pranking apple stores and have u ever done anything illegal gets 100 posts.
  9. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    InsanelyMac, Macworld, MacRumors, MacFixit, MacOSXHints, TUAW

    Those sites give you TONS Mac Tweaks/Hacks every single day.

    Subscribe their RSS Feeds. Thats what I did.
  10. FregoS

    FregoS New Member

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    It is really lame to just Copy Paste sh*t and ask for a sticky. If you steal something, steal it good

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