X11 Fixed

Further to my prevous blog, I managed to fix X11 to it’s former glory by removing the X11 user receipt and installing it again. I then used Pacifist to install the update from 10.4.3.

Categorised as Apple, X11

Dictionary Definition for any word

I’ve finally found out how to get the dictionary definition for any word on the page. You use the keyboard short cut control+cmd+D. Thanks to this page http://www.macosxhints.com/pollbooth.php

X11 Forwarding on Mac OS X Client

For those of you who might be wondering how to enable X11 forwarding, like I was. A quick Google search came up with a couple of Developer articles.

Categorised as Apple, X11

Automator PDF workflows

WARNING: If you are using a PDF Workflow from the Print sheet, then you may have a problem with permissions with the generated PDF. Essentially, your web server won’t see it as world and group permissions are set to nothing.

Categorised as Mac OS X

Spotlight behind dashboard

That’s weird, after activating dashboard, press cmd+space for spotlight. You can search away and open results, behind dashboard.

Tiger’s Safari and PDFs

When Tiger’s Safari is loading a PDF why doesn’t it show up the first few pages, while still downloading the rest of the document?

Tiger: PSyncX: Fix

If you had PSyncX installed prior to installing Tiger and you did anything other than a clean install then you will need to re-install PSyncX. Thereafter it will work perfectly again!

Mac OS X Tiger: Spotlight: Man Importer

There is actually a useful Spotlight plugin on Apple’s Spotlight page! Unfortunately Spotlight won’t index hidden folders or files, which means that you need a copy of the man pages elsewhere, what a waste of space, but never mind.