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Installing the ArgoUML CASE tool UNIX
If you're a software developer using UML, you may want to know about ArgoUML, an open-source Java CASE tool available from Tigris. It lets you draw different views of your project and such.

Version 0.8.1 appears to work fine using their install steps when running it from Terminal, or you can use MRJAppBuilder to create a clickable application if you have installed the Dev Tools CD.

Read the rest of this article if you'd like instructions on installing ArgoUML on Mac OS X.

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Connect To... script for OS X Internet
I really loved the "Connect To..." alias from macOS 9 and below. Unfortunately, Apple neglected to put something like it in OS X. I decided to take matters into my own hands and created an OS X script that opens any URL as specified in a dialog box from OmniWeb. You can download the working applet, or the source if you wish @ http://homepage.mac.com/the_hoffmans/
email me at the_hoffmans@mac.com if you like it!
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Installing the Korn shell UNIX
If you're like me, you are lost without the beloved Korn shell. Oddly enough, it's not included with OSX (of course, that statement most likely points out my lack of knowledge in BSD).

Anyway, I found 'pdksh', and was able to successfully compile it on my OSX 10.0.1 system.

I had to tweak a few things, such as add a .profile to my home directory. You also need to use the Terminal Preferences to change the shell of the shell (?) to /usr/local/bin/ksh. I also updated /etc/shells, although I'm unsure whether or not that was needed.

Try this link - http://web.cs.mun.ca/~michael/pdksh/ - for more information.

Of course, make sure you are root during the install process.

I also might add that I haven't done any extensive testing of the ksh, but so far it behaves as I expected, and also runs various shell scripts I had written on Solaris 2.x.

Good luck!
Frank
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Brightness control on PowerBook G4 System
After installing 10.0.1 update the brightness keys will work on a PBG4 once the Display System Preference panel is opened. This needs to be done after every restart, or put the Displays as a startup item.
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A collection of keyboard/mouse combos Desktop
I would like keep this posting organized, so if anyone has any corrections or additions, could
you please email me (zootbobbalu@yahoo.com).

[Editor's note: All of these have appeared in one form or another here, but it's sort of nice having them in one consolidated tip]

Read the rest of the posting for a fairly comprehensive list of shortcuts...
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AppleScript to switch from OS 9 to OS X Classic
I've written an AppleScript to change my startup disk to OS X when I'm booted in 9:
tell application "Startup Disk"
activate
set startup system folder alias to alias
"OSXDisk:System:Library:CoreServices:BootX"
quit
end tell
tell application "Finder"
restart
end tell
Of course, change "OSXDisk" to the name of your disk containing OS X, and watch as I've broken the "set startup" line into two rows for easier display on the page -- enter it as one long row.

Why not just press the Option key when starting up to choose OS's to boot into? Because I have my ADB Wacom tablet, Kensington 4-button mouse and keyboard attached to my G4 with an iMate. I sure wish I had a similar AppleScript to change startup disks and restart when in OS X...
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Toggle scrollbar-click behavior System
dunno if somebody else has pointed this one out already:

in the general controls panel one can specify how clicks in the scrollbar are handled: old-style mac os-way (scroll one page) or next-style (scroll to that position).

whatever you choose: holding the option-key (alt) while clicking toggles the behavior. :)

comes in handy on long web-pages...
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-43 errors when emptying Trash System
Some archive files (typically .tar.gz created on other systems), when decompressed into folders, will then be untrashable. An example is the GNU LibObjects distribution (not from Darwin). When you try to empty its folder from the Trash, you get -43 errors.

I have created a little droplet app to address this - DropObliter8 - available from my iTools disk at http://homepage.mac.com/howardoakley/.

Howard.
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ALERT - Tenon XTools 1.0.2, 10.0.1, and the PB Apps
The installer for XTools 1.0.2 erased my Applications folder, /etc, /usr, and root home directories, and much more! Other users had experienced such problems with earlier versions, and Tenon promised to re-release the application only after resolving the issue. I installed on Mac OS X 10.0.1 over XTools beta10 when Mac OS X started to fail during the system optimization step.

The Tenon XTools discussion board at www.tenon.com has more information about similar problems suffered previously by other users.

-Wolf Naegeli
[Editor's note: Please see the comments for a response from Tenon; the install issue is particular to those who installed OS X over the PB and then upgraded to 10.0.1; thanks for the clarification, Tenon!]
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Eudora images and mail.app Internet
If you get mail with a picture from somebody sending mail with Eudora and you try to read it in Mail.app you might need to tell them to re-send that picture as an attachment and not embedded between lines of text. If they don´t the only thing you see of that picture is a tiny little purple icon. Me and a friend triple checked this in mail sent with Eudora (5.x) and we also used AppleDouble, AppleSingle, BinHex and Uuencode data fork. So ask them not to paste or drag & drop any pictures between lines of text. They can paste the picture after the last word or as an attachment.

I don´t know if Mail.app is to blame but I know the problem will end up in Apple's Mail.app for MacOS X. The different encodings do not affect the jpeg-picture or the message.

URL of a bad example in Mail.app

Midnightposer
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