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Christian Propaganda
Authored by: Chas on Dec 18, '01 08:54:52PM

As a non-christian, I am always offended by unnecessary christian propaganda, these fanatics seem to put the stuff everywhere, even in an about box. So it's time to post a small lesson in erasing the bible-thumping in the PandoCalendar about box. For this tip, you'll need the Developer Tools installed.

Locate the app, and control-click on it and select Show Package Contents. Navigate to Contents/Resources. Double click on About.nib, it should launch in Interface Builder. A panel will appear, under the tab labeled Instances you should see an icon labeled About. Double click on that, and a layout diagram of the About Box will appear. Click once on the text block and "handles" will appear, just hit delete and the text will disappear. Click on the second block and delete that one too. Then you can use the lower right resize handle to shrink the box to a more reasonable size (stop when you see a blue dotted line, that's the minimum size to preserve the other elements). Command-S will save the changes, and quit.

Voila, no more bible thumping! And in the process, you learned a little bit about how easy it is to modify application resources in Interface Builder.



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Christian Propaganda
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Dec 18, '01 09:23:58PM

I tried this program back when I was running OS 8.6 and stopped using it the first time the box popped up on Sunday with a Bible quote. I don't care what other people's religions are, but I disapprove of forcing it on others! It's a shame too, because they are OK programs. Does the OS X version still do this?



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Sunday bible quotes?!?!!!
Authored by: Chas on Dec 18, '01 11:43:21PM

I set my system clock to Sunday, and yes indeed, it spewed bible quotes. I had no idea the program did this. When I first tried this app in MacOS 9, I hit the About Box and I threw it in the trash immediately, so I never knew.

I am prepared to spend a bit of time hacking this program to remove the bible quotes, just to thwart this idiot's stealth-prosletyzing scheme. It appears the quotes are hardcoded, it may be impossible to prevent the popup but it might be possible to replace them with something less offensive if they're in plaintext in a resource somewhere. But this hack is going to be tougher. I think I'll just throw it in the trash, where it belongs.



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Christian Propaganda
Authored by: jburch on Dec 18, '01 10:52:12PM

THANK YOU for this hint! I stopped using this program long ago for the same reason. To me, this kind of nag-ware is an example why I don't like these "kind of" Christians. Keep your laws off my body, would you? So since it is, actually, a good program and you've provided a, err, hack... I'll give it a shot again.



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Christian Propaganda
Authored by: baron on Dec 18, '01 11:45:43PM

umm..here's a thought....if you don't like it, don't use it! I'm sure there are plenty of athiest programmers kicking out software for your computing pleasure. Go find it. Or better yet, learn how to program and put all the anti-christian propaganda you desire in your about box.



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