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OmniGraffle – Inspector Setup and Tips

This is a set of tips that show how I work with OmniGraffle and get the layout of the Inspector to be the way that I want it. You should note that I'm not a big fan of floating inspector windows (or frames or whatever Apple calls them ), I like my … [Read more]

OmniGraffle Tip – Duplicating Shape Properties 1

OmniGraffle continues to impress me by finding new functionality and ways of doing clever things. This tip looks at transferring shape properties from one shape to the other. First, head into the **Customise Toolbar* and copy this piece of toolbar … [Read more]

OmniGraffle and Multi Touch gestures

In OmniGraffle 5.3 update that was released July 19, 2011 , the multi-touch settings have been disabled even though they were working previously. From the release notes: * Multi-Touch gestures for trackpad and other input devices are now disabled … [Read more]

Pictorial Guide to disabling Diginotar CA in MAC OSX

The company that runs the Diginotar CA was breached sometime in the last 3 months. The company that runs Diginator CA has not yet admitted to the breach even when presented with clear breach evidence. Google has acted to block all Diginotar … [Read more]

BBEdit can use Markdown by Default

When you first install BBEdit, any new file will set to "none" for language - that is, Perl, PHP, AppleScript are recognised by the first line automatically, but a blank text file will still be "none". Since I use Markdown for text most of the time, … [Read more]

OmniGraffle – Flipping an Object

When working in OmniGraffle, you need create non-symmetrical objects and then use them again. For example: And you need to flip the shape to use it on the other side. The shape can't be rotated (using CMD-Mouse and drag) to make this happen, it … [Read more]

Apple OSX Dictionary to Proper British English (Oxford / OED )

The system Dictionary in Mac OSX defaults to American English - which isn't very useful if you are British, European or Asian ( India and throughout the middle and far east) since they mostly use British English. So I did a little digging and … [Read more]

Microsoft Word for Mac Annoyance # 2041

The sidebar for a given document is constantly corrupted when switching views. I loathe Microsoft Office 2011. It just doesn't work well at all. I'm still restarting it every four hours, I have a timer on my desktop to remind me. … [Read more]

Dropbox – new client version

Dropbox doesn't update automatically. You have to go and check manually. The current version is 1.1.40 and was updated this feel. If you haven't signed up for Dropbox, it's a must have for Mac Users. You can sync most IOS programs with your MAC … [Read more]

Set Youtube for Slow Connection or 360p playback on low speed Internet connections.

My Internet Connection at home is relatively slow, less than 1Megabit/second down and shared between the family. And I'm often using a 3G modem because I travel a lot. Thus I rarely look at YouTube because it takes too long to load. One time while … [Read more]