Google Desktop for Mac (part 2)

Posted on November 13th, 2008 in 3rd Party Software | 2 Comments »

Wrote a blog post on Google Desktop when it has been released more than a year ago, and to be honest, in that time I didn’t love that application that much and I even removed it from my system.
Today, I confess, I can’t live without this application anymore, it is installed on my 3 Macs and on my work PC.
The application once installed and once your HD indexed acts like an application launcher, like a Google Desktop Search Engine, and like our dear Spotlight.
To call it, all you have to do is to hit “command” twice, this little box will appear in the glimpse of an eye:

As soon as you start typing, the application starts gathering results from your HD (just like Spotlight does):

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Uninstall/Remove Inquisitor

Posted on August 4th, 2008 in 3rd Party Software, Macintosh Tips & Help, Safari | 22 Comments »

For those of you wondering how to remove Inquisitor from their system here are the locations of the files to delete (while Safari is closed) to remove it:

Inquisitor.bundle (in Library/InputManagers/Inquisitor/)
Inquisitor folder (in “user=you”/Library/Application Support/)
inquisitor.pkg (in Library/Receipts/)
inquisitorPreflight.pkg (also in Library/Receipts/)
inquisitor folder (in Library/InputManagers/)

Apple Gives Developers Safari 4 Preview

Posted on June 11th, 2008 in Safari | 4 Comments »

Apple has given developers a preview copy of Safari 4 via the Apple Developer Connection website.
Safari 4 Developer preview is available for Mac OS X Leopard, Tiger and Microsoft Windows.
I downloaded this “small” package of 26.8 MB and it’s the same application of course, same shape.
This preview is also available for Tiger and Windows.

Safari 4 adds the ability to Save a webpage as an application. Also spotted in the Safari preferences is the ability to specify whether new tabs or windows open with; home page, same page, empty page or bookmarks.
Here’s a screenshot of Safari 4:

PS: the small iPod button is an application, CosmoPod.

Quick Tip: Tabs browsing only on Safari

Posted on June 2nd, 2008 in Macintosh Tips & Help, Safari | 1 Comment »

I hate it when Safari opens a new window while I’m browsing like always (tabs only).
It seems Apple has heard me by adding a terminal command to Safari 3.1 that will definitely fix the issue of some pages that opens in a new window (like Gmail’s).
Close Safari, Open Terminal and copy/paste this command line:

defaults write com.apple.Safari TargetedClicksCreateTabs -bool true

Once that’s done you must restart Safari in order for this to take effect.

Ekisho Safari 2008 icon Replacement

Posted on May 25th, 2008 in Icons, Safari | No Comments »

This awesome icon replacement for Safari is free.
Created by Jonas Resk, this superbly designed icon will give your Safari’s application in the dock a very modern look!

This icon is compatible for Mac & PC.
You can download it by clicking here.
You’ll find right inside the archive a set of this icon in 5 different colors and a CandyBar ready package.

iCab is Back on Front Row with Exposé!

Posted on May 7th, 2008 in 3rd Party Software | No Comments »


iCab is back, written better than ever, with multiple languages support (even Chinese is available).

This browser had his time of glory when we were running Mac OS 9.
Its specificity was its low consumption of RAM.

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Safari 3.1.1 comes with Security Fixes

Posted on April 16th, 2008 in Apple Software | No Comments »

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Security-fix update for Safari, including a fix for Charlie Miller’s contest-winning exploit from CanSecWest.[/lang_en]

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Mise à jour de sécurité pour Safari avec une solution au concours Charlie Miller de faille de sécurité de CanSecWest.[/lang_fr]

Quick Tip: Create a new Tab with a Double Click in Safari 3.1

Posted on March 20th, 2008 in Macintosh Tips & Help, Safari | 1 Comment »

As of Safari 3.1, double-clicking on a free area in the tab bar opens a new tab. I’ve wanted this feature since it was introduced in Firefox, and now my favorite browser has it, too.