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Use spring loaded folders in Entourage Apps
The (much appreciated) return of spring-loaded folders in 10.2 also reaches into other apps like Microsoft Entourage v.X.

If you're like me and use a multiple hierarchy folder system in Entourage to sort your mail, there's no longer a need to keep all those folders open when you organize your Inbox! Just drag the mail message over the folder and it will snap open and you can then drop your contents in the appropriate folder and it will snap back shut. Thanks again!

[Editor's note: Mail.app will do this as well (the feature pre-dated 10.2), and it's a very useful feature if you're something of a neat freak like me!]
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Check if Quartz Extreme is being used Apps
I just found this neat little app at Marc Liyanage's site that shows you if your video card is using Quartz Extreme. Thanks to Marc for providing such an useful tool (along with his MySQL, PHP, and other packages, as well!).
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Fix a Mail.app incompatibility with Exchange 2000 Apps
Jaguar's mail application has a problem communicating with Exchange 2000 when sending mail. I received the error 5.5.4 Invalid Address when sending any mail message. This is the result of Exchange being too picky about the format of the EHLO message used by Mail. A workaround is documented on Microsoft's Support website.

The workaround involves using the MetaEdit program to change a setting in the Exchange server to permit periods or spaces at the end of the EHLO command. Note that you need to reboot the Exchange 2000 box after applying the fix, a step that is not documented in Microsoft's tech note. Taking these steps fixed the problem.
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Localization bug and fix in the Address Book Apps
There is a localization bug in the Address book app of OS X 10.2.

In edit mode, when I choose the formatting option of an address ("Change Address Formating" popup menu) as "Australia," then my address is formatted with the address formatting style of Austria. For the record, these are two different countries which have virtually no cultural similarities!

So I started using Canada's address formating -- it's the same as Australia's (city, state, postalcode) but the web services stuff in the address book breaks as it derives a person's "Country" not from the Country field of the address, but from a style you select in order to apply formating to the address fields. For example, the Map service believes my address is in Canada (assigning the code "ca") even though the Country field contains "Australia" -- "Canada" is just the name of the address formating style I've selected. Does the concept of separation of style from content not appeal to Apple?

THE FIX: The configuration file for the OS X 10.2 Address formatting resides in System -> Library -> Frameworks -> AddressBook.framework -> Versions -> A -> Resources -> addrFormat.plist. The formatting of this text file is pretty straight forward - just copy the Canada settings to the Australia entry, and remember you'll need to edit the file as root.
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Convert currency and other units in Calculator.app Apps
I'm sure many of you have noticed that the Calculator app in Jaguar now has an Advanced mode that gives it scientific calculation functions. There's also a "Paper tape" option on the calculator that keeps a log of your operations.

More interesting (to me) is a brand new, "Convert" menu. It handles all sorts of length, pressure and temperature type things, but also currency. The currency rates can be kept up to date, using some sort of exchange rates server on the Internet. To use the conversion menu, first enter a value in the calculator, then select the relevant conversion.

Jaguar is getting better and better the more I use it!
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Import old address book entries into new Mail.app Apps
After upgrading to Jaguar, I found that all my addresses were missing from address book. I found the answer in Apple help:
In previous versions of Mac OS X, addresses you used in the Mail application were added to your address book as temporary cards. Temporary cards are not imported when you upgrade, so these names will not be in your new address book. You can use the Mail application to add the temporary addresses you want to keep to your address book.
So, to fix the problem:
Open Mail, then choose Address History from the Window menu. All the addresses you have previously sent mail to are displayed.

Addresses that are already in your address book have an address card icon next to them. To edit a person's address card, double-click their name.

To add a person to your address book, select their name, and then click the Add to Address Book button.
Easy!
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Create MPEG4 video without QuickTime Pro Apps
Well, today I was tinkering with an iMovie project I have and I was supprised to see MPEG4 as one of the video encoding types. I installed Quicktime 6 when it was released, but I don't have the Pro version. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else so I thought I'd post it here.

I was certainly impressed by the quality of the exported movie vs the file size. I *think* it outputs a Quicktime encoded with MPEG4 (as opposed to a RAW MPEG4 file), so you would need Quicktime 6 to play it back, I guess.
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Split your terminal window to view history Apps
If you haven't noticed it by yet, there's a new widget (as seen at the left) on the Terminal app's scrollbar. This is a window-splitting control. To create a split window, click the widget and then drag the resulting divider line to provide a good split between the two portions of the screen.

The area above the divider line is your scroll buffer; the area below the line is the active area. This makes it very easy to look back for previous commands, output streams, man pages, etc. The other effect of the divided window is that the scroll bars are now locked in the buffer portion of the window ... so things like page-up and page-down (and the scroll wheel, if you have one on your mouse) work in the history buffer, not the "active" lower portion of the window. If you're halfway through typing a command and want to look back at something, just hit "page up" until you see what you wanted to see and then keep typing. This is a very useful addition to the Terminal!
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Add or remove the metallic look from apps Apps
If you are running Jaguar and have the developer tools installed, you can turn the metal look on and off for most any window.

First, make a copy of an app to experiment on. Click on the copy, choose "Show Package Contents" from the contextual menu, and navigate to /Contents -> Resources -> English.lproj (assuming you want to change the English version). Look through the "nib" files and find the one with the name describing the window you want to change, and double-click it. The main window for most apps is in the file MainMenu.nib.

The nib file will open in Interface Builder. Click the icon for the window you want to change. Hit Command-1 to bring up the inspector, and uncheck "Textured Window." Save your changes, restart your program, and presto! No more metal. I've tested this on Address Book and it worked as described.
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Create custom emoticons for iChat Apps
If you go to /System -> Library -> PrivateFrameworks -> InstantMessage.framework -> Resources, you will find the .tiff emoticons files for iChat. I duplicated one and changed it a little bit with PhotoShop and then renamed it to veryangry.tiff.

Next I opened SmileyTable.plist within the English.lproj folder in that same location, and I added this to the file:
<dict>
<key>ASCII</key>
<array>
<string>&gt;:(((</string>
</array>
<key>Filename</key>
<string>veryangry</string>
<key>SmileyName</key>
<string>Very Angry</string>
</dict>
Now I have an additional emoticon in iChat!

[Editor's note: I have no idea what happens when you send a custom emoticon to someone who doesn't have the matching TIFF on their own machine...]
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