Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). 9.2 migration Question - macOS Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In 9.2 migration Question paul Posted: August 29, 2002 9:24PM in macOS edited January 2014 I was wondering if it is possible to "hack" 10.2 so i have double scroll arrows at both ends of the scroll bar.... (so they are both "together" "at the top and bottom"thn Comments Reply 1 of 13 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member August 29, 2002 9:27PM Yes, this is quite simple and can be accomplished with a simple line in the Terminal. It's been possible since Mac OS X Public Beta.Though, since most OS9 converts aren't fond of the Terminal, I'd recommend getting TinkerTool. Among other things, it enables this functionality.TinkerTool's home page:<a href="http://www.bresink.de/osx/TinkerTool2.html" target="_blank">http://www.bresink.de/osx/TinkerTool2.html</a>[ 08-29-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p> Reply 2 of 13 paul Posts: 5,278member August 29, 2002 9:41PM hey im down for learning the terminal... what do i do? Reply 3 of 13 paul Posts: 5,278member August 29, 2002 9:49PM also what happened to the icon screen saver? Reply 4 of 13 beorn Posts: 30member August 29, 2002 10:18PM To get double arrows at both ends of the scrollbars, simply type the following into the terminal (don't hit return until the end of the command):[code] defaults write "Apple Global Domain" AppleScrollBarVariant DoubleBoth </pre><hr></blockquote>Logout / Restart, and when you log back in, you should have double scroll bars! If you only want a single arrow on each end of the scrollbar, type:[code] defaults write "AppleGlobalDomain" AppleScrollBarVariant Single </pre><hr></blockquote>And finally, to set it so that you have double arrows on only the bottom of the scrollbar, type:[code] defaults write "AppleGlobalDomain" AppleScrollBarVariant DoubleMax </pre><hr></blockquote>(Of course, you can always set the last two through the "General" System Preferences prefs pane, but as they say in the MacAddict that I pulled this from: "But you're a hacker now - why do things the easy way?") <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> As far as the icon screensaver, it looks like they pulled it out of Jaguar... I don't mind really (I'm using the Marine Aquarium screensaver <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> ), but I imagine that some people liked having it... Such is life... Hope that helps![edit: grammar fixes...][ 08-29-2002: Message edited by: Beorn ]</p> Reply 5 of 13 paul Posts: 5,278member August 30, 2002 11:10AM ok, well tinkertool worked grreat.. so i didnt get a chance to use the terminal...yetbut now i have a gripe about X... how come when you click on a button in the toolbar the window doesnt resize to the "deault" for that window like it does in the preferences panel? Reply 6 of 13 paul Posts: 5,278member March 3, 2003 2:46AM [quote]Originally posted by Paul:<strong>ok, well tinkertool worked grreat.. so i didnt get a chance to use the terminal...yetbut now i have a gripe about X... how come when you click on a button in the toolbar the window doesnt resize to the "deault" for that window like it does in the preferences panel?</strong><hr></blockquote>hmmm found this in my history.... still not fixed... Reply 7 of 13 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member March 3, 2003 9:23AM To which button exactly are you referring? That last question doesn't seem very clear to me. Reply 8 of 13 agent302 Posts: 974member March 3, 2003 11:32AM I think the question might be why, in System Preferences and in some application pref panes, when you click on an item in the toolbar, it automatically resizes the window to fit, but if I click, say, on the Applications folder button in the finder toolbar, it doesn't dynamically resize the window to fit the content.If that's not at all what you meant, Paul, just correct me. Reply 9 of 13 t'hain esh kelch Posts: 1,274member March 3, 2003 12:16PM [quote]Originally posted by Paul:<strong>also what happened to the icon screen saver?</strong><hr></blockquote>Still there? Reply 10 of 13 overhope Posts: 1,123member March 3, 2003 2:36PM Bit of a red herring, since System Preferences is an application with that behaviour built-in, rather than a folder full of Control Panels as in OS 9.That said, it would be nice if Finder windows did resize automatically, although you'd end up with them jumping around all over the shop, especially during drag'n'drop folder-drilling exercises. Reply 11 of 13 paul Posts: 5,278member March 3, 2003 6:28PM [quote]Originally posted by T'hain Esh Kelch:<strong>Still there?</strong><hr></blockquote>not in 10.2.4 it isnt... Reply 12 of 13 paul Posts: 5,278member March 3, 2003 6:31PM [quote]Originally posted by agent302:<strong>If that's not at all what you meant, Paul, just correct me.</strong><hr></blockquote>no, thats what i meant, my apologies... Reply 13 of 13 amorph Posts: 7,112member March 3, 2003 7:44PM The System Preferences tabs are all static and relatively small, so it's easy to resize the window to fit them as they're selected.On the other hand, most people are clamoring for Finder windows to stay where they were last placed and remember what their settings were, not wishing they would auto-resize to accomodate essentially arbitrary and dynamic content.Interesting question, though. It's exactly the kind of question that makes interface design interesting (or maddening, if you prefer). Sign In or Register to comment.