Geoffrey Wiseman

Articles tagged with 'osx':

Bartender Dance

January 30, 2015

So, having been a long-time Mac user and a bit of a power user (developer), I have lots of apps installed, a fir number of tools and many of them want to sit on my menubar, or at least have little utilities that sit on my menubar. I've disabled some here and there, but often I actually like the tool and like having quick access to it.

Still, the menubar tray gets very crowded, and it feels like clutter. read more ⇒

MacBook Pro Power Button

May 12, 2014

Apple LogoMy last MacBook Pro MacBookPro5,1 had an eject button on the keyboard and a power button off the keyboard, to the right and closer to the screen. My current Retina MacBook Pro MacBookPro10,1 has no eject button (because it doesn't have an optical drive) and has a power button in its place, on the keyboard.

When I first got this computer, the power button would simply bring up a dialog asking me if I wanted to shut down the computer. This was almost never what I wanted, it was likely an attempt to press the delete key that missed its mark. I found it mildly annoying.

After installing Mavericks, this behaviour changed: the power button would now sleep the computer. I was torn. read more ⇒