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Console.app auto-hide feature Apps
For those that don't know about it, Console.app is an application that allows you to monitor activities written to the system log (and other logs). It has a subtle feature which is very handy...

After you start Console.app, just do "Hide Console.app" from app menu. When an event occurs, Console.app appears automatically and stays for two seconds to allow you to read what happened, then re-hides automatically.

You can change how long the windows remain on-screen in the Console.app preferences screen.

[Editor's note: I just noticed that Quake3 writes the game logs to the console.log file ... I'm not sure if that's a bug or a feature! ;-)]
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gah
Authored by: bhines on Feb 13, '02 09:08:57PM

That feature is incredibly annoying. You don't want it on, trust me, unless you LIKE your work being interrupted at random times with DNSAgent: dns_send_query_server - timeout for 4.2.2.1. :)



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Try DesktopConsole
Authored by: chabig on Jul 23, '02 01:18:59PM
I agree that having the window pop up is annoying. I just discovered a better way to monitor the logs though. Try this application called DesktopConsole. It's really great! It displays the log contents transparently on the desktop.

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quake 3 console
Authored by: pascalpp on Nov 08, '02 02:44:57AM

i also noticed that quake 3 writes everything in its console to the system console log as well. that's actually very handy. for example! say you meet someone in a game, and they give you some contact info, such as an email address or AIM screen name, or an IP address for another quake server. instead of scrambling for pen and paper to write down the info before it scrolls off the top of the quake console, all the while getting fragged to bits by your opponents, you can rest easy and continue playing, secure in the knowledge that you can easily find that info by opening Console.app after quitting Quake 3! very cool.



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