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Tutorial Adding MacSearch to ObjectBar

author alang
author July 7th, 2008

This tutorial is designed as a guide for those users wanting to add Landvermesser’s MacFinder app to ObjectBar.
NB: Please note this has tutorial utilizes ObjectBar 1.6 and has been tested using Windows XP.
You can read the tutorial here


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How to create a reflecting icons in photoshop

author alang
author January 4th, 2008

This tutorial is originally posted by bearpaw from Aqua-Soft here.
Step 1
Open your basic icon. This should be square image, usually 256 x 256 pixels and will need to be a .png file with transparent background

Step 2
Resize your icon. This should be dead easy - select your image using Ctrl+A, then go to Edit>Transform>Scale. You [...]


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Drop Down, Quake style command prompt for windows

author alang
author September 8th, 2007

There are a Mac only application name Visor where when you press a hotkey a slick terminal window will slide down at the top of your screen just under the menubar just like menu on Quake, first person shooter games.
Inspired by that Matt Beamish built his own drop-down command prompt using AutoHotkey scripting language and [...]


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A SafariFox Guide

author alang
author October 13th, 2006

This guide will show you how you can skin your Firefox Browser to look like the Mac only Safari browser.

This guide applies to Firefox 1.5.0.7
All themes and extentions are attached at the end of this guide or are linked in the text. (Thanks to Dero32 for google.gif)

The first thing you want to do is get [...]


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Creating Mac OSX Style Usermenu in ObjectBar

author alang
author August 15th, 2006

Hi All,I just wanted to create a usermenu close to Mac OS X. I did manage to achieve a bit. I thought I will share that with u all. If you are already aware of such an option bear with me for wasting your time. But for those who do not know this already, please [...]


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How To Mass Extract Icons From A Mac

author alang
author July 26th, 2006

So you’ve been wandering in the downloads section for quite some time now, and you’ve come across a nice bulky set of Mac icons. You download it, and to your horror, when you’ve finally extracted it, you search and search, and you can’t find the icon you want! Where’s Word? Have you people ever heard [...]


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Enhance your font smoothing in Win XP, obtain a more OSX like font appearance

author alang
author July 26th, 2006

I figured out a really easy tweak that enables you to customize your cleartype settings, or what is also called “anti aliasing”. This will enable you to obtain a more OSX like font appearance. I applied this tweak last night and it looks great, give it a try.
1. First, you must ensure cleartype is turned [...]


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Mac OS X Font Guide

author alang
author July 26th, 2006

In this guide, you will be able to change the default Windows XP (Home Edition, Professional, any version of XP will do), to match the fonts of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
Step 1: Right-Click on your desktop, select “Properties” and then “Apperance”.
Step 2: You must have ClearType on, or else it wont look as good. [...]


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How to make OSX Keyboard shortcuts work, on windows xp

author alang
author July 26th, 2006

First, download TweakUI from microsoft.com powertoys section
You can use this program to disable the standard “windows key” keyboard shortcuts
After you have disabled them, reboot your computer
Next, under objectbar, create a section on your bar that is hidden
in this section, add whatever items you wish that are driven by the keyboard shortcuts (unfortunately, you cannon add [...]


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Stop iTunes from skipping

author alang
author July 26th, 2006

To completely stop skipping in iTunes, follow these steps:
1. Close iTunes
2. Open your Control Panel, click on Quicktime
3. Select Sound Out.
4. Change it from DirectSound to waveOut.
Note: you can also click on options and increase the buffering time, the higher you set it the less likely it will ever skip again.
5. Close the preferences window [...]