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Nov
30

Customizing Leopard: Add Folder and Zip Viewing to Quicklook

Quick Look has quickly become one of my favorite additions to OS X in Leopard. If you are like me, you find yourself scrolling through directories and using the space bar quite often. I even find myself watching movies and listening to songs using Quick Look. One of the best things Apple did in designing Quick Look, was to make it easily expandable through extensions. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov
19

Replace MacBook Screen – A Tutorial

A client of mine sent me a MacBook with a broken screen. It was his daughter’s computer, and she had accidentally broken the screen. I told him I couldn’t help him repair the screen, and he should look to Apple to make the repair for him. I turns out that the repair is 90% of the cost of the computer itself.

He decided to buy a new MacBook, and asked me to transfer the data from old computer, to new. I agreed, and for my services, I inherited a new MacBook; albeit one without a usable screen. We here at Tweak pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to DIY attitudes (especially with computers). So, I consulted with some of the other editors about my dilemma.

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Nov
08

Customizing Leopard: The Dock

dockfront.jpgAfter using Leopard for the past week and resisting the urge to “play”, I finally gave in and began messing with some of my Dock settings. These leopard tweaks and hints have appeared several places and this is our experience with them.

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Nov
06

Quicksilver is now Open Source

quicksilver103107.jpgOne of our favorite applications, Quicksilver has gone open source. This move has been rumored for a while now and it is good to see it come to fruition. The project is released as a Google Code Project. With Quicksilver being so powerful, the TweakOSX team can only imagine the possibilities for the future of this code base as well as added stability and faster development from a sure to be devoted community.