… nothing recent of interest in this, my old blog.
I am more recently:
… and so on.
I have submitted the following hint to http://www.macosxhints.com/.
Feel free to test/comment…
Safari compatibility with .zem and ‘Edit with external application’ features of Plone/Zope
For .zem files, sometimes offered by Plone content management systems, to be treated as safe by Safari and similar applications, you may add three strings to your DownloadAssessment preferences.
1) in Terminal,
plutil -convert xml1 ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.DownloadAssessment.plist
2) in Terminal,
3) include the three strings shown in the example at http://pastebin.ca/792460 then save and close the plist
4) get ZopeEditManager from the Urbanape software area
5) ZopeEditManager menu | Preferences… | Helper Apps
application/msword | NeoOffice | .doc
6) quit then re-launch Safari.
According to Microsoft, Office Live Workspace works with … Firefox 2.0 on Mac OS X 10.2.x and later.In fact, when I use Firefox 126.96.36.199 on Mac OS X 10.4.10, Microsoft’s free sign-up routine fails at an early hurdle. Office Live complains:
In order to use Microsoft Office Live, you will need to have Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later running on Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
If applications on your Mac are misbehaving, and a fix is elusive, try this:
sudo update_prebinding -force -root /
Credit to Unsanity for casting light on related issues.
… non-Finder clients (e.g. the Eclipse file browser) …
After experimenting with Eclipse, a review of ten alternatives to Finder (I prefer to think of them as complementary) led me to some interesting applications.
Amongst its many features:
From what I can gather…
If you prefer to obscure both classes of hidden file, and the source file is associated with both a .DS_Store file and a ._ dot underscore file then:
If the source file is on an HFS+ volume, and has Spotlight comments, then
If the source file is on an HFS+ volume, and has a resource fork, then
Loss of data is undesirable but still, this is an application that may appeal to users who prefer losses of this type.
For me, the most appealing feature of muCommander is pause and resume of copy and move operations.
If move capability is appealing — and if you prefer to respect Finder’s maintenance of resource forks, Spotlight comments and other extended attributes — then consider Xfolders.
… Full integration of the Finder, thus support of all file operations from and to the Finder …
— so naturally, no pause and resume.