Posts Tagged ‘Leopard

Why ‘Preview’ is the best batch photo resizer for Mac

Preview app, in OS XApple’s own image-viewing app, P

review, has quite a few other tricks up its sleeve – and one among those is that it’s actually the best batch photo resizer for the Mac. Plus, it’s free, and you’ve already got it installed on OS X.

This resizing skill has been somewhat overlooked because it’s a bit buried away in the menubar under ‘Tools’. But, in my usage of it, I’ve found it to be flexible and useful – …

Add dictionaries to your Mac’s Dictionary app, and more cunning linguist tips

dictionaryHere’s everything you need to know about how to add extra dictionaries to the OS X Dictionary.app, set up your preferred diction A elwilde lot more  ary within the preferences, use Dictionary from Spotlight, and get a super-fast translation or definition from right within Safari, Pages, Mail, and other native Mac apps.

Before you check out the video screencast, just think of a dictionary or thesaurus that you’d like to have added to your Mac’s Dictionary, and then Google around …

Change icons on Mac OS X

Here’s the first in an ongoing series of screencas elwilde 19 ninety  ts on TipTrickMod; we’ll start with something simple yet brilliantly useful: how to change the display icon for a folder, app, or drive, on Mac OS X.

In the screencast, we also suggest three great sources of icons fo Pandora Gold Beads would have  r use on your Mac. You’ll need some such icons, in ‘.icns’ format, ready to modify the appearance of your folder, app, or hard-drive …

Put Up Shelves On Yor Mac, with Finder Backgrounds

Finder ShelvesA couple of months ago, one clever designer had a neat creative idea: create a background image of shelving to use in the Finder window of his Mac. It creates the impression that your folders or apps are 'sitting' on the shelves, which is very cute. A few other designers got inspired, and now I can find a total of 12 great 'shelves' for your Mac, from five different sources.

The idea plays to the strengths of the Mac, with …

Leopard’s Text-to-Speech, guest appearance by Soundwave?

Leopard's Text-to-Speech capabilities are great for visually impaired users. Highlight some text, click the designated trigger key, and your Mac will read the text to you in one of it's many different voices. The default is Alex. But I prefer Zarvox. Off the record, I believe Zarvox is just a cover name. I suspect it's really Soundwave, who having been excluded from the Transformers movie was snatched up from the unemployment line by Apple.

Speech Recognition Chess in Mac OSX: A Deaf Leopard

While I really like speech capabilities in Mac OSX, I have to say I'm a little disappointed with the speech recognition. I got very excited when I thought about the prospects of eating macaroni and chess on the sofa and yelling chess notation at my Macbook. I know, I know... Who wouldn't?

Using Active Screen Corners in Mac OS X

Like with any operating system, you likely don't utilize all the features that you potentially could. Heck, some of the features, you probably didn't even know they existed. Or maybe you just didn't bother to enable them. That's likely the case with Mac OS X's Active Corners feature, which is a neat little tool that helps you do many different tasks just a little bit quicker.