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Favorite utilities?

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What are your favorite Mac OS X utilities?
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Launch Bar by FAR. Amazing piece of software that should be built into OS X
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Application Switcher Menu, but only because it fixes OS X's layer handling.
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ummmm, window shade X. Duh.
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Launch Bar
ASM
MetamorphX

-B@BO!
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Andrew Welch's classihack makes using most Classic apps a pleasant experience.
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[quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:
<strong>Andrew Welch's classihack makes using most Classic apps a pleasant experience.</strong><hr></blockquote>

What's Classihack? I don't see it on the Ambrosia page.
post #8 of 19
[quote]Originally posted by Nebrie:
<strong>What's Classihack? I don't see it on the Ambrosia page.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Well, it's a hack for Classic that enables window buffering. Huh? That "saves" the convents of the windows in a buffer like other OSX apps so Quartz can play nice with them. I'm sure you've seen the white space and redraw over Classic apps caused by the Dock, menus, windows, and other OSX stuff. This hack makes that little problem go away. There are some bugs with it, but I find it a great boon when swapping between old and new apps.

I don't have the link handy, but if you look around the FTP server long enough, I'm sure you can find it.
post #9 of 19
this is really what you meant, but as far as i'm concerned, the terminal is hands down the best utility. it's indispensible. and it finally made mac os credible in the science community.
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windowshades X.x

[ 11-13-2001: Message edited by: Michaelm8000 ]</p>
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ASM
WindowShade X
StuffIt CM
MetamorphX
Network Statistics dockling
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PTHpasteboard. I love haveing a history of my clipboard
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post #13 of 19
LaunchBar
ASM
Blacklight
WindowShade X
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post #14 of 19
WindowShade X, though, it's a bit buggy after trying to use it in Mail.app.

EDIT: Oh, and PPPMonitor, how could I forget that one.

[ 11-13-2001: Message edited by: gordy ]</p>
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MetamorphX, iTunes Tool, Terminal, Preview, EightBall.dock
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ASM
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Finderpop....sob...
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ASM
DragThing
HotApp (better than DT since you can set say F2 instead of Cmd-F2 to launch an app, but it's buggier)
post #19 of 19
By far:

TinkerTool 2 (free)
Window Shade X ($7)
BatChmod (free)


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BTW, with regards to ASM, one thing I don't get is why when you alt-tab through the applications, the icon/name that ASM displays doesn't change as you click through.

Really, about the only reason I found the Classic app switcher to be useful was as a visual indicator as I alt-tabbed through them...helped me to move between apps faster. And I would use ASM for that reason because the Dock is not very good at this...

...anyone know how to make ASM do this? I couldn't figure it out based on the minute or so that I tinkered with the preferences.

[ 11-15-2001: Message edited by: Moogs ]</p>
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