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Moving Apple's apps from their original locations System
I moved applications like mail, sherlock, explorer into a folder. The result was that the next time i logged in the application was shown as a "?" in the dock. This wasn't really a problem. I just moved the apps back into the dock and they work just fine again. With one exception. Sherlock didn't work anymore with the "command F" key combo. It returns a messages saying it cannot find the application.

Any ideas on how to change the orginal position of an application? So that for example "command F" will work.

I had a similar problem with TextEdit. The Terminal couldn't find the application that was removed from it's orginal position.
I really like to change the original positions so i can create a more structural hiearchy in my folders. The way Apple did it is too messy for me.

Thanx Med
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Installing PHP4.04 on OS X v10.0 Apps
A generous Mac user, 'olav', has made a pre-packaged double-click PHP 4.04 installer available! Thanks to 'jacco' for the pointer to the address.

NOTE: The following instructions apply to the files found in the "Archive" folder on olav's iDisk -- see the comments for a discussion of problems related to the new package that's also there at the root level. I installed from the 'Archive' files, and had no problems at all.

You can find the PHP files on olav's iDisk, right here.

This is about as easy as it gets for installing PHP 4; read the rest of this article if you'd like the (simple) step by step instructions.
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Path statements when using the Bash shell UNIX
[Editor's note: See the comments for a good discussion and solution to this question]

I just managed to get bash compiled and running but I have a problem whenever I switch the shell in's preferences.

If I set it to bash, zsh or anything besides tcsh, it seems that I can only use commands from /bin. I mean, I'm missing basic stuff like ping and traceroute. I can su root and copy commands from /sbin or /usr/bin, but this doesn't seem like the right way to go about using my spiffy new shell.

Oddly enough, I can start Terminal with tcsh and then temporarily switch to bash, and everything works perfectly. Tried using chsh, but it launches vi, and vi and I are not on speaking terms.

Need help from someone who knows what the heck I'm doing wrong.

-Jeff K.
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Installing DNSUpdate Network
Whew! Just got through installing DNSUpdate. I had trouble with the installer. It started up, but didn't seem to do anything. By looking at the uninstall directions, I figured out how to install it manually though.

I untarred the Files.tar.gz in the installer:
sudo tar xzvf
That got me most of the way. But it seems that the location of the StartupItems folder has changed since the Public Beta, so I had to move it:
sudo mv /Library/StartupItems/DNSUpdate /System/Library/StartupItems
After that I just rebooted and saw DNSUpdate start up. Then I logged in and ran DynDNS in the /Applications/Utilities folder. I entered my info, and it worked like a charm.
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Remove foreign language files to save disk space Install
[Editor's note: I have replaced the original method listed here with a much safer version. The "find" command line hack removes some Epson and Apple files that also end in ".lproj".]

If you plan on using your machine for only English (or only one of the other languages), you can safely remove the foreign language files (*.lproj) from your drive, freeing up over 200mb of space. "Since EBCDIC" posted a script in this MacFixit forum thread that does the trick.

Read the rest of the article for the how-to!
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Windowshade via AppleScript in OS X! Desktop
i just went by Apple's AppleScript page for OS X and found that you can in fact still windowshade finder windows. well... sort of, that is. :)

go see for yourself: apple's script examples

maybe one can try to alter the script for other apps, compile 'em and then, using script runner, windowshade'll be back. :) i know, i'm dreaming...

[Editor's note: Marcus, I don't think you're dreaming. If they left the capability in the system, then I believe someone will be able to write a windowshade application, if nothing else. That would make some people very happy! To test these scripts, copy/paste them into the ScriptEditor application in the AppleScript folder]

Update: The above-referenced Apple page no longer exists. However, using the Wayback Machine, I was able to find the original scripts; they're now listed in the rest of this article...
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OS X files installed into OS 9.1 directory? Install
[Editor's note: See the comment for the answer to identifying the installed files]

I took the lazy route: used a clean partition for the OS X install but used my 'everyday' System 9.1 on the other of the two partitions for the Classic environment. Now I'm rethinking this strategy, or lack thereof, and I'd like to put a minimal OS 9.1 on the same partition as OS X for the purposes of running in Classic mode. No problem there, but I'd also like to clean out my 'everyday' 9.1 of OS X files and extensions: Is there a list of these files and their locations somewhere?
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Classic startup problems Classic
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I just redid my hard drive configuration on my PowerBook g4. I now have 3 partitions. 1 for OSx - formatted usi ng the UNIX file system, 1 for os 9.1 formatted in HFS+ and a big partition i use for storage which is formatted also using HFS+. I'm in osX and every time i try to start up classic i get a very interesting error message saying:

"This startup disk will not work on this Macintosh model. Use the latest Installer to update this disk for this model." ... and it gives me only one option to click on: restart

What does this mean and how can I fix it.....
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Import the address book from the Public Beta System
My address book in 1.0 doesn't include all the names I setup running the beta. I tried using the "import" option but without success. Anyone done this ?

[Editor's note: See the comments for the easiest way to do this -- renaming one file!]
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Instantly reveal long filenames Desktop
When you use a filename that's too long for the Finder to display, OS X replaces the middle portion of the name with "...". You can make the full name show up by hovering over the name for a second, or editing the filename with a click and mouse movement.

A much much quicker method is to simply browse the file list wth the option key held down. Every filename will instantly expand as you mouse over it's position in the list. Cool!

I read this on one of the 10,000 different web pages I visited this weekend ... sorry I can't remember the source!
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