If you have downloaded and used Alfred, a productivity launcher from the Mac app Store, you can’t help but notice a peculiar button when you are at its preference windows. WTF is that? I dare you to press it.
After a long hiatus, Tweetie has now launched its most awaited new version, Twitter for Mac or still fondly refer by some as Tweetie 2. The beauty of this application is its simple and clean UI although it removes some of the features I deem important such as the ability to choose your own URL shortener ie. bit.ly and list management.
There are many keyboard shortcuts that you can use to speed things up (Hints from Menu) but do you know you can also maneuver around Twitter for Mac using your beloved multitouch Trackpad? Here are some tips:-
1) 3 fingers swipe up or down changes between Timeline, Replies, Direct Message and so on.
2) 3 fingers swipe right while over a tweet with a link will opens the link in browser. Swiping left brings you back to previous screen.
3) 3 fingers swipe right opens conversation view if the tweet you are hovering over is part of a conversation. Swiping left brings you back to previous screen.
4) 3 fingers swipe right opens hashtag view if the tweet you are hovering over contains a #hashtag. Swiping left brings you back to previous screen.
5) 3 fingers swipe right opens user’s profile if the tweet you are hovering over contains plain status . Swiping left brings you back to previous screen.
My appreciation to @jinahadam for these useful tips.
For those of you who had recently purchased the latest version of iPhoto either via shrink rap boxes (iLife ’11) or from Apple’s latest Mac AppStore, may encounter persistent crashes while it is trying to upgrade your old iPhoto Library, and it may even give you a kernel panic if you persistently try to repeat the process.
Here is what you should do. First, run Disk Utility application and perform a verify permission; you may see a long list of permission errors of your iLife related system files. Once verifying is done, do a repair permission and proceed to reboot your Mac. Try running the iPhoto again for it to upgrade your old libraries. Chances are your problems will be solved.