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Disable browser window resizing in Firefox

Development etiquette has generally made web browsing a more pleasant experience over the years, removing such horrors as blinking text and the background midi. Unfortunately, there are a few annoyances still left on web sites, and one of the worst is the forced resizing of your web browser. Nothing peeves me more than having my … Read More

Disable automatic image resizing in Firefox

Tim Russell, the man behind the disabling favicon tip, sent us another good Firefox tidbit today: “The worst thing about Firefox is undoubtedly that any image larger than your browser size is automatically resized, which has the effect of distorting pictures and generally being annoying. For some reason, Firefox didn’t include the ability to turn … Read More

Disable favicon support in Firefox

Tim Russell writes in with this tip: “If there’s one thing I hate about your website and most other sites out there it’s the accompanying favicon’s that litter my browser tabs and bookmarks menu. Surely I’m not the only one that dislikes this so called feature, so if you want to turn off favicons this … Read More

New optimized Mac-Firefox builds available

The folks at the Beatnik Pad have released new builds of Firefox 2.0.0.2. The Firefox update includes many security fixes some of which were deemed “critical”. For those of you are unfamiliar with Beatnik Pad’s Firefox’s builds, they are optimized at compile time for the G4, G5 and the x86 Mac OS X architectures. Beatnik … Read More

iTunes 12.1.1 Released for Windows

Users who sync their iPhones, iPads, and iPods to a Windows machine will find that a new update to iTunes is available to improve the experience. The update is versioned as iTunes 12.1.1. Mac users will continue to find that iTunes 12.1 remains the newest version available for OS X.

Troubleshoot Safari Freezes & Crashing in OS X Yosemite

Some Mac users have discovered the Safari web browser has become significantly less stable after updating to OS X Yosemite. This can range from periodic crashes of Safari that never happened before, to Safari freezing up entirely, to Safari outright refusing to open as it crashes immediately upon launch. Troubleshooting app crashes can be frustrating, … Read More

Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1, & 6.2.1 Released for Mac OS X

Apple has released a series of small updates to the Safari web browser for users of OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, and earlier versions of OS X including Mountain Lion. The contents of the updates vary per release, but include bug fixes and resolutions to some issues that users were experiencing with specific versions … Read More

How to View a Full Desktop Website in Safari for iPhone

Most iPhone users like to read and use websites specifically designed for mobile usage, which tend to simplify the user experience and focus attention a bit more. Since many websites detect you’re using an iPhone and automatically serve a mobile site (ours included) over the standard desktop site, there isn’t much involvement required from the … Read More

How to Change the Mail Font Size in Mac OS X

The default font size in the Mail app for Mac OS X is size 12 for emails and messages that are lacking styling, which tends to be most communications that are sent by email. If you find that font size to be too small, or even too big, you’ll be pleased to know that changing … Read More

How to Show Web Site Passwords in Safari for Mac OS X

Mac users who opt-in to use the Safari AutoFill username and password feature have a convenient way to show and retrieve those login credentials at any time. This is incredibly helpful if you’re prone to forget the passwords or logins for the billion and one websites we all use, and need to access that login … Read More

Launch Mac App Preferences & Settings with an (Almost Universal) Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

Adjusting the Preferences and Settings of Mac apps is common and often a necessity to get things just right for you, particularly if you’re using an app for the first time, or setting up a new Mac. Rather than fish around in the menu items to find the Preferences or Settings menu option, you can … Read More

Mac Setups: Desk of a Rehab Director & Assistant Professor

This week’s featured Mac setup comes to us from John D., the director of a hospital inpatient physical rehabilitation unit and an adjunct assistant professor. Let’s get right to it and learn a bit more about this workstation and how this Apple gear is put to use: