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Change Safari cursor shape based on link target
Authored by: ghay on Jun 22, '07 07:12:52AM

Create a file and a folder, complexities!!

To all people struggling with not finding a folder, I will encourage you once again to read....

robg adds: This works for Safari 2 as well -- just create a file named mystyle.css (or whatever you like, ending in .css) somewhere on your hard drive, then visit the Advanced tab in Safari's Preferences, click the Style Sheet pop-up menu, and point it to the .css file you just created. It should also work for any other browser that supports the cursor property and custom style sheets.



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Change Safari cursor shape based on link target
Authored by: RussellK on Jun 22, '07 10:47:02AM

Ghay,

First of all, the instructions to "just create a file named mystyle.css (or whatever you like, ending in .css)" are not the best example of clear instructions for a site devoted to sharing "hints" among visitors. I'm sure there are a number of issues which could be explained so bluntly and still evade your understanding if you didn't already know some subtlety of the subject (e.g., that a .css file is just a text file with a .css extension). I apologize if my ignorance somehow makes you feel offended.

Secondly, there seem to be plenty of other people having trouble getting this to work. Your attitude that not being able to figure this out is reflective of serious incompetency that renders people not worthy of being a part of the macosxhints community is narrow-minded and unwelcome.




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Complexities..
Authored by: alexmathew on Jun 22, '07 12:33:43PM

I hope you are not a teacher, parent or ever get involved in instructing anyone!
You automatically assume that if someone cannot get it to work, they must be dumb????
Can you figure out the structural rigidity of a space launch vehicle nozzle required to place a 1500kg satellite into orbit - I just happen to do it for a living... I bet you could - just by creating a folder and a file!
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Complexities..
Authored by: ghay on Jun 25, '07 12:38:28AM

First of all, you are insulting the editor-in-chief of the hints site by saying

" just create a file named mystyle.css (or whatever you like, ending in .css) " is not clear enough for a hints site.

And as for Mr. Space Shuttle, anyone who can't read simple instructions is dumb, or illiterate. No prejudice against illiterate people, I reckon there are dome fairly smart illiterates who have had a hard time in life, but for the rest of us, as I suggested if you can't create a simple text file and point safari at it via the preferences dialog, and then criticise the editor for his step-by-step instructions not being clear enough, you are a dumbass, as you so clearly pointed out . . . "It's not rocket science"



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Complexities..
Authored by: RussellK on Jun 26, '07 11:12:02AM

Okay okay...I don't think this is the appropriate forum for such exchanges, so I'll concede that I'm simply a dumbass (along with everyone else who didn't instantly get this hint to work on their systems). I mean...it could be worse...I could make a thoughtless typo within a rant about illiterate people...but I digress.

I doubt very much that Rob was offended by my posts...but let it be known that I did not enter into this thread for the mere purposes of offending or insulting anyone. That would just be "unconstructive."



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