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Calico: Magical Girls Running Cat Cafés~ by Kells — Kickstarter
“Calico is a calm and cozy cat cafe simulator where you pet cats, decorate your cafe, and hang out with witches and magical girls!”
games  kickstarter  videogames  2019  mac  macos  osx  software 
4 days ago by handcoding
welcome | osu!
(@randileeharper recommended this rhythm game, saying:)
“it is very fun! but it is also VERY difficult to get into. i love it because it’s like music therapy, and requires enough concentration that it works for adhd/anxiety (for me, anyways). most people get frustrated after trying it, but if you stick with it, it gets easier. :)”

games  opensource  osu  ppy  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  videogames  recommendations  via:randileeharper 
4 days ago by handcoding
Hells Yeah Kells Yeah on Twitter: "If you like this wholesome tweet you might love this wholesome game I'm making! @CalicoGame is about magical girls running a cat cafe! Check it out. :)" / Twitter
(This game looks to be low-stress but fun!)

“If you like this wholesome tweet you might love this wholesome game I’m making!

“is about magical girls running a cat cafe! Check it out. :)”
cats  games  videogames  2019  pkkaos  twitter  mac  macos  osx  software 
4 days ago by handcoding
Downloading YouTube Videos in macOS - TidBITS
“Whatever the reason, you don’t have to rely on Firefox to download videos from YouTube. There are several solutions on the Mac, and I review a few of them here.”
youtube  download  tidbits  mac  macos  osx  2019 
12 days ago by handcoding
assistance:Translocation Problem [Keyboard Maestro Wiki]
If you end up getting weird errors about Keyboard Maestro being “translocated,” this post has some steps that can help with that.

Worst case, you can always run this Terminal command (via the post):
xattr -dr "/Applications/Keyboard"
keyboardmaestro  translocated  software  mac  osx  macos  2019  newcomputer  migration 
12 days ago by handcoding
Solved: OS X Mojave 10.14.5 won't log in with 2 Factor - Dropbox Community - 354731
(Apparently some people are having—or have had—issues with Dropbox’s two-factor authentication on Mojove:)
“Brand new iMac Pro, Mojave 10.14.5. Dropbox is the first program I’ve installed.

“When I go to login with the desktop app, it accepts email and password, but when I enter the 2-Factor code, nothing happens. The little progress wheel spins once and goes away. The window stays in place.”
mojoave  macos  osx  mac  2019  dropbox  10.14 
15 days ago by handcoding
Allow screens to turn off, but keep Mac a… - Apple Community
On a Mac, to allow the screen to sleep but keep the Mac awake:

1. Go to System Preferences → Energy Saver
2. Check the checkbox for “Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off”.
mac  macos  mojave  sleep  settings  discussions  apple  2018 
17 days ago by handcoding
No sound after upgrading to macOS Mojave — here’s your fix
(A potential fix for audio issues on macOS Mojave:)

“So easiest test was: trying to connect to my bluetooth headphones. This did work so I assumed it must be some stupid software issue — and here we go!

“If you are experiencing the same behaviour I have an easy fix for you!

“Open your terminal (press CMD + Space to open spotlight search, and type terminal and hit return) and then copy & paste this command:

“sudo kill ps -ax | grep 'coreaudiod' | grep 'sbin' |awk '{print $1}'”
mojave  audio  2019  sound  mac  macos  osx 
17 days ago by handcoding
The Alert Hammer | Paulo Andrade
“The problem with the Security Through Endless Warning Dialogs school of thought is that it doesn’t work. All those earnest warning dialogs eventually blend together into a giant ‘click here to get work done’ button that nobody bothers to read any more.

“– Coding Horror on Windows Vista”
pfandrade  2019  alerts  mac  macos  osx  vista  catalina  10.15 
19 days ago by handcoding
Benjamin Mayo on Twitter: "Another new LG UltraFine 5K gotcha: the MacBook Pro cannot output to two of them at full resolution, which was supported with the previous-generation of the display. Compare the wording:" / Twitter
“Another new LG UltraFine 5K gotcha: the MacBook Pro cannot output to two of them at full resolution, which was supported with the previous-generation of the display.

“This means you would get more effective pixels with one Apple Pro Display connected than dual 5K UltraFines.”
mac  macos  monitors  bzamayo  twitter  2019  5k 
20 days ago by handcoding
Rogue Amoeba - Under the Microscope » Blog Archive » 19 Terrific Tips for Audio Hijack 3
“The Time Shift Effect was added in Audio Hijack 3, but we really refined it in Audio Hijack 3.2. It’s found a devoted following of folks transcribing audio to text, and we worked to make that even easier. Time Shift now features a powerful popover that enables you to jump forward or back in 3, 10, or 30 second increments. You can tear off and pin that popover (as described in Tips #7 and #8) for easy access from anywhere.”
2016  audiohijack  transcribing  rogueamoeba  mac  macos  osx  software 
21 days ago by handcoding
High Memory Usage during Time Machine Backups : applehelp
This is that Reddit thread about high RAM usage during Time Machine backups.
ram  mac  osx  macos  timemachine  2019  kernel_task  backupd 
29 days ago by handcoding
(4) Peter N Lewis on Twitter: "@brentsimmons Something that only just occurred to me is this will break every single script with #!/usr/bin/perl irretrievably since /usr/bin is a SIP protected directory. Every one will need to be edited." / Twitter
(As a heads-up for future versions of macOS—)

“Something that only just occurred to me is this will break every single script with #!/usr/bin/perl irretrievably since /usr/bin is a SIP protected directory. Every one will need to be edited.”

(But! @hhas02 then chimed in with this potential solution:)

“Smart scripters write `#!/usr/bin/env perl` for exactly this reason. The system knows far more about how find stuff than any script.”


“I believe it’s a one-line change.”
twitter  2019  mac  macos  osx  peternlewis  perl  keyboardmaestro 
4 weeks ago by handcoding
Michael Tsai - Blog - MacUpdater 1.4.15
(Well, this looks pretty neat.)
“I have only really tried MacUpdater, and it’s become one of my essential tools to have on the Mac. I have only had a quick look Latest, and it only covers app that use the Sparkle framework plus apps that are from the Mac App Store. Sure, those are already a lot of apps covered, and it’s free, but with the license for MacUpdater you get support for apps distributed via Sparkle, MAS, Homebrew Cask, individual developer appcasts, releases via GitHub etc., and CoreCode also maintain their own database of apps, which includes apps that users have installed/updated manually… even some of my own Platypus apps have found their way into the CoreCode database. And last, but not least, you can ask CoreCode to add apps to their database, if they’ve missed some special/obscure software.”
mjtsai  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  updates 
4 weeks ago by handcoding
1491442 - Stand up a present path, preffed-off by default, that uses IOSurface + CoreAnimation
Apparently one of the reasons that Firefox is kinda sluggish on macOS is because it doesn’t yet use Core Animation (as of July 2019).

firefox  mac  macos  osx  2019 
5 weeks ago by handcoding
How to manually reset OS X Applications settings without reboot? - Ask Different
This post offers some tips about using Terminal utilities to delete plist files.
plist  mac  macos  osx  2017 
6 weeks ago by handcoding
[OFFICIAL] DRmare Audio Converter for Mac - All-in-One DRM Removal Tool for Apple Music, iTunes, and Audile Audiobooks
(It’s also $40, though. 😬)
“DRM copyright prevents users from getting full use of digital music files downloaded online, such as Apple Music, iTunes M4P songs, and Audible AA, AAX audiobooks. To help you gain the real ownership of those DRM-ed audio files, the all-mighty DRmare Audio Converter for Mac comes to rescue. It's specially developed to enable you completely get rid of DRM protection from the streaming audios so that you can freely enjoy any Apple Music, iTunes music, and Audible audiobook on any popular device and player without limit.”
drm  software  mac  macos  osx  audiobooks  itunes  2019 
6 weeks ago by handcoding
Resolve issues caused by changing the permissions of items in your home folder - Apple Support
“If you change the read or write permissions of items in your home folder, you might need to reset permissions to avoid certain issues.”
mac  macos  permissions  osx  2019  apple  canonical 
6 weeks ago by handcoding
Finder security errors opening documents: a summary – The Eclectic Light Company
“In certain circumstances, trying to open a document in macOS 10.8 and later can result in a security error and refusal. This article summarises knowledge about this issue: how it arises, what it means, and how to work around it.

“This issue only affects documents for which the default app has been set to a different one, either in the Finder’s Get Info dialog or by some other means. If you never use that feature, then it should never trouble you on your Mac.”
eclecticlight  2019  finder  mac  macos  osx  errors 
6 weeks ago by handcoding
Superhuman is Spying on You » Mike Industries
“It is disappointing then that one of the most hyped new email clients, Superhuman, has decided to embed hidden tracking pixels inside of the emails its customers send out. Superhuman calls this feature ‘Read Receipts’ and turns it on by default for its customers, without the consent of its recipients.”
email  superhuman  apps  software  2019  mikeindustries  mac  macos  osx 
6 weeks ago by handcoding
Five Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - July 2019 - MacRumors
(Perhaps this could be worth a try if you end up getting a MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar at some point?)
“Pock is a simple little Mac app that’s designed to make your Touch Bar more useful by adding your dock to your Touch Bar so you can quickly access your apps and even files within folders. The Pock options are customizable, so you can choose what you need most, adding options like a now playing widget for controlling music, a status widget for getting info like WiFi connection of battery level, and more.”
mac  macrumors  2019  macos  osx  software  touchbar  dock 
6 weeks ago by handcoding
Shirt Pocket Watch - Technical Update!
(It looks like you need to enable Full Disk Access for SuperDuper to get it to work under Mojave—)
“If you're running SuperDuper! under Mojave, you need to add it to Full Disk Access. SuperDuper! will prompt you and refuse to run until this permission has been granted.

@Due to the nature of Full Disk Access, it has to be enabled before SuperDuper is launched--that's why we don't wait for you to add it and automatically proceed.”
superduper  backup  mojave  2019  mac  osx  macos 
7 weeks ago by handcoding
Arcade Spirits on Steam
“Arcade Spirits is a romantic visual novel that follows an alternative timeline where the 1983 video game crash never occurred. It's 20XX and you've just started a new job at the Funplex game arcade. Who will you meet along the way? Will you find the romance you're seeking?”

(@kit_flowerstorm recommended this, saying—)
“I’m biased (I helped with #accessibility in Arcade Spirits and the dev team is great) but this game made me feel hopeful. Even with the protagonist being so used to frozen meals & not wanting to get their hopes up. If you need a smile, check this out.”
steam  games  videogames  mac  macos  2019 
8 weeks ago by handcoding
Sleepless Mac - Stuff… And Things…
This post has some tips about debugging a Mac that won’t sleep. But who knows.
mac  macos  osx  sleep  2019 
8 weeks ago by handcoding
Macbook won't go to sleep ("hidd" preventing sleep) : applehelp
This thread offers some potential leads for things that one can try if "hidd" is preventing sleep. (Additional keywords: IODisplayWrangler.)
mac  macos  osx  sleep  hidd  reddit  2018 
8 weeks ago by handcoding
CustomMenu 3 - access your favorite apps, files, and folders faster | PointWorks
“CustomMenu 3 lets you build your own global menu containing your favorite apps, files, and folders. Once created, you can easily open apps and files or browse folders and access their contents from any app with your CustomMenu.”

(via this Reddit thread on underrated Mac apps:
pointworks  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  via:reddit  menubar 
9 weeks ago by handcoding
Clicker for Netflix - Netflix player for Mac
(This looks like kind of an interesting standalone Netflix player for macOS.)
macos  apps  software  osx  mac  netflix  2019 
9 weeks ago by handcoding
MilGraCom — Mac Media Key Forwarder
“Forwards media keys to iTunes or Spotify directly.

“You can prioritize which app you would like to control or you can go with the default behaviour which controls the running app. The app runs in the menu bar.”
mac  osx  macos  mediakeys  keyboard  2019  via:reddit 
9 weeks ago by handcoding
GoToFile: Find any file. Instantly.
(Well—this looks kinda neat.)
“Type a few characters and GoToFile will show matching items instantaneous. Fuzzy Search means you can leave out characters and type only the more pregnant ones. It’s just the order that matters. Typing upper-case characters will favour items with those characters at word boundaries. GoToFile can search by file name or by complete path.”
soma-zone  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  files 
9 weeks ago by handcoding
Restoring Deleted or Previous Versions of Files – Help Desk
To restore files from Backblaze—

[Main tip: For the dropdowns for “Files backed up from” and “[Files backed up] to,” only change the “To” dropdown if you need to restore files from a certain date.]

“First, sign into your account and navigate to the View/Restore Files page and scroll down.

“To locate files that have been deleted or removed from your computer, often you need to change the ‘Files Backed Up From’ drop downs on the View/Restore Files page. Leave the ‘From’ side on ‘Beginning of Backup’ and set the ‘To’ side to a period of time when the files had not yet been deleted or removed, such as ‘7 days ago’.”
backblaze  2019  restore  help  backup  mac  macos  osx  software 
9 weeks ago by handcoding
Vanilla - hide Mac menu bar icons for free
This is that app that looks to be a competitor with Bartender. And among other tidbits, there’s this:
“(Seriously, I use this with Command-Shift-< like forty times a day [to toggle icons]. Get Pro just for this.)”
matthewpalmer  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  menubar 
9 weeks ago by handcoding
Anki - powerful, intelligent flashcards
“Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.

“Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless.”
flashcards  apps  software  2019  osx  macos 
10 weeks ago by handcoding
David Barnard on Twitter: "1. Single thunderbolt cable for video and power with a MBP. 2. Solid color reproduction for app design. 3. Nice looking since I’ll be staring at it 8-10 hours a day for years. 4. Decent cable management and higher quality cabl
(Perhaps the replies to this might offer some ideas for monitors?)
“1. Single thunderbolt cable for video and power with a MBP.
“2. Solid color reproduction for app design.
“3. Nice looking since I’ll be staring at it 8-10 hours a day for years.
“4. Decent cable management and higher quality cables (that don’t kink up and look like crap)
“5. Correct PPI for macOS.”
monitors  osx  mac  macos  drbarnard  twitter  2019  monitorideas 
10 weeks ago by handcoding
sleep wake - Chrome prevents Macbook from sleeping - Ask Different
Apparently certain webpages can prevent Chrome from allowing the computer to sleep? Ugh.
chrome  sleep  mac  osx  macos  2017 
11 weeks ago by handcoding
How to see which applications on your Mac are 32-bit and won't be supported in the future
This post goes over how you can get a list of which 32-bit apps you have installed on your system (since Mojave is the last version of macOS to support 32-bit apps).
mojave  macos  10.15  32bit  appleinsider  2018 
11 weeks ago by handcoding
Spark for iOS and Mac getting new font style and size options with latest update - 9to5Mac
Well, this doesn’t seem like a bad thing.
“The latest Spark update adds the ability to select your own choice of a font when drafting a new email or response. Pick any one from our all-new collection of fonts available in Spark for Mac and iOS, and give your emails an all new identity.”
spark  email  9to5mac  mac  macos  osx  2019 
11 weeks ago by handcoding
Additional Themes · coteditor/CotEditor Wiki
Oh, hey—it looks like there’re additional syntax-highlighting themes for CotEditor. Neat!
coteditor  themes  github  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  syntaxhighlighting 
12 weeks ago by handcoding
[CotEditor performance issues with large files] 文字種によってファイルの終端の近くで矢印キー押下によるカーソル移動が極端に遅くなる · Issue #957 · coteditor/CotEditor
It looks like Karabiner might have a known performance issue when editing large files? Hopefully this might be fixed for v3.7.5, which isn’t out just yet (as of May 24, 2019).
coteditor  bugs  performance  2019  github  mac  macos  osx  software 
12 weeks ago by handcoding
Holding letter vs tapping it · Issue #1667 · tekezo/Karabiner-Elements
This issue deals with some problems relating to getting press-and-hold bits to work in Karabiner Elements.
karabiner  karabinerelements  2019  github  mac  macos  osx  software  to_if_held_down_threshold_milliseconds 
12 weeks ago by handcoding
Displaperture · Many Tricks
“Displaperture brings back rounded screen corners to Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" and newer. Choose the corners you want rendered as round, choose their radii, and enjoy CRT nostalgia. You can round the corners on all attached displays, or just the one with the menu bar.”
mac  macos  osx  rounded  corners  2019  software 
may 2019 by handcoding
Memory leak, especially during sleep · Issue #9 · kevingessner/FunctionFlip
So it looks like there may be a memory leak in FunctionFlip (at least as of May 2018)?
functionflip  github  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  functionkeys  keyboard  function 
may 2019 by handcoding
Fluor – A macOS application that gives you power over your function keys back and easy per application management
(It’s hard to say whether this might only offer a global switch between using function keys as media keys and using function keys as function keys?)
“Fluor is a tool that allows you to automatically change the behavior of the keyboard’s fn keys depending on the active application.”
fluorapp  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  function  funtionkeys  keyboard 
may 2019 by handcoding
Magic Number – The Calculator For Mac
This is actually a really nice calculator app for macOS—

✓ Supports menubar mode
✓ Supports keyboard shortcuts
✓ Automagically adds commmas for thousands and translates “x” to “×”

• The Loop had some pretty good things to say about it:
• And the reviews on the Mac App Store are pretty much universally positive

(So barring any unforeseen weirdness, perhaps this could be a replacement for Calq?)
magicnumber  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  calculators  calq  canonical 
may 2019 by handcoding
StopTheNews Forces Apple News Links to Open in Safari – MacStories
“Developer Jeff Johnson, the maker of StopTheMadness, has released a free Mac utility called StopTheNews that forces Apple News links to open in Safari instead of the News app.”
macstories  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  news  applenews 
may 2019 by handcoding
Calq 1.4.6 download for Mac | MacUpdate
So it looks like Calq might not be long for this world. That said, perhaps the comments here may offer some leads as alternatives go?
calq  mac  software  osx  macos  2019  macupdate 
may 2019 by handcoding
macOS System Status & Version Info - Mr. Macintosh
“I created a macOS Based System Status page. It includes macOS 10.14 Mojave issues and problems. Also listed macOS Security System versions for MRT, XProtect, GateKeeper & TCC. BridgeOS, 10.14 Beta and Mac Hardware Forked installers along with Core Apps.”
ClassicII_MrMac  mac  macos  osx  software  status  2019 
may 2019 by handcoding
Dynamic wallpapers for your Mac | The Loop
(This looks like it could be kinda neat if you should be looking for such a thing.]
“Got a Mac running Mojave? Check out Dynamic Wallpaper Club, browse and download dynamic wallpapers for your Mac. To install the downloaded HEIC files, go to:

“System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop

“I’d accumulate all your dynamic wallpapers in a single folder, then click the + to add that folder to the Desktop Folders list.”
wallpaper  loopinsight  2019  images  mac  macos  osx 
may 2019 by handcoding
Daring Fireball: CoreAnimation Bug in MacOS 10.14.4
(Perhaps it may be worth waiting till 10.14.5, then?)
“It’s incredibly rare for us to have to do this, but I need to let our Mac customers know that the 10.14.4 version of Mojave which shipped a few weeks ago (on March 25, 2019) has a drawing bug which makes windows with large CoreAnimation layers fail to draw. In particular, OmniOutliner and OmniPlan customers have been telling us that since upgrading to 10.14.4, they will open some documents and end up seeing… nothing. Perhaps some empty borders around the window. (Or if another window is dragged over the space where that window should be drawing, they’ll see a trail of its old pixels.) This is most likely to affect customers who are using older hardware, but it also affects large documents on newer hardware.

“We’re working with Apple to get this resolved as soon as possible, but for now it appears there’s nothing we can do to resolve this on our own.”
mojave  10.14  daringfireball  2019  mac  macos  osx 
april 2019 by handcoding
Monodraw for macOS — Helftone
“Monodraw allows you to easily create text-based art (like diagrams, layouts, flow charts) and visually represent algorithms, data structures, binary formats and more. Because it's all just text, it can be easily embedded almost anywhere.”
mac  software  osx  macos  2019 
april 2019 by handcoding
Mac users burned after Nuance drops Dragon speech to text software • The Register
“A seemingly insignificant product cancellation is having a far-reaching impact on a particular community of Mac users.

“Reg reader (and contributor) Colin Hughes wrote in to inform us about how Developer Nuance’s decision to drop the OS X port of its Dragon Professional for Mac has left some customers with disabilities out in the cold.”
nuance  dragon  theregister  2018  mac  macos  osx  software  accessibility  a11y 
april 2019 by handcoding
Steve Troughton-Smith on Twitter: "I had a crowdsourced list last year of key things, but I didn't go in-depth on the subtleties involved. It will certainly be a very interesting topic come WWDC, though!…"
“I had a crowdsourced list last year of key things, but I didn’t go in-depth on the subtleties involved. It will certainly be a very interesting topic come WWDC, though!”

// This post offers a list of “What Makes a Mac app a good citizen?”—

• Menu bar
• Window toolbars
• Sidebar/source list
• Preference windows
• Touch Bar support
• Contextual menus
• Tooltips
• Multicolumn tables
• Field editors
• AppleScript
• Tabbed windowing
• Multiple windows
• Color wells / color picker
• Font panel
• Popup menus
• Time Machine / versioning?
• Compact control sizes
• Resizable split views
• Outline views
• Help
• Proxy icons
2019  mac  macos  osx  software  citizen  maclike  stroughtonsmith  twitter 
april 2019 by handcoding
CalZones Review – MacStories
“CalZones, available today on the App Store as a Universal app, is based on a simple, ingenious concept that, to the best of my knowledge, has never been done on the App Store before: the app combines a time zone viewer with a calendar client, enabling you to compare times across multiple cities as well as view and create calendar events that display start/end times in multiple formats. By fusing time zone comparisons and calendar events into one product, Smith was able to create an app that is greater than the sum of its parts because it solves a problem that neither traditional world clocks nor calendar clients could fix before.”
macstories  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  calendars  timezones 
april 2019 by handcoding
Mark V on Twitter: "With Marzipan around the corner, I tried to make an overview on why some Mac apps feel more "Mac-like" than others. The Mojave Marzipan apps, unsurprisingly, don't score so well. Let me know what you think 🙂 cc @stroughtonsmith @gru
“With Marzipan around the corner, I tried to make an overview on why some Mac apps feel more ‘Mac-like’ than others. The Mojave Marzipan apps, unsurprisingly, don’t score so well. Let me know what you think”
marzipan  twitter  2019  mac  macos  osx  software 
april 2019 by handcoding
redv VIP for macOS
If you should need such a thing, it looks like this site offers a macOS app for downloading video from Reddit.
reddit  video  gumroad  2019  mac  macos  osx  software 
april 2019 by handcoding
AppleScript and JavaScript for Automation to get frontmost tab’s url and title of various browsers.
This page pretty much has the motherlode for AppleScript and JXA for getting the current URL and page title in Safari, Safari Technical Preview, Chrome, and even Opera.
applescript  jxa  javascript  mac  macos  osx  gist  canonical  safari  chrome  keyboardmaestro  2019 
april 2019 by handcoding
ImageSize - Batch Resize and Convert Photos
If you should ever need to batch resize a bunch of photos or screenshots, this may be the way to go—
a) its ratings on the Mac App Store are broadly very positive (
b) And it so happens that you already own this and you have it installed. So it should be ready to go on your system already.

“Batch resize your images with ease by providing the required dimensions in either pixels or percents.”
mac  software  macos  osx  2019  resize  batch  retina 
april 2019 by handcoding
Rogue Amoeba - Under the Microscope » Blog Archive » Mac Sound Sorcery
It looks like Rogue Amoeba might be developing an app to control the volume level per app. And related to that—perhaps this could be another good spot for signing up for a newsletter once you set up that newsletter-reader app?
rogueamoeba  2019  apps  volume  mac  macos  osx  newsletters 
march 2019 by handcoding
GitHub - keyboardio/Chrysalis: Graphical configurator for Kaleidoscope-powered keyboards
“Chrysalis supports the Keyboardio Model01, the ErgoDox EZ (and any other keyboard wired like the original ErgoDox), the Atreus, and has preliminary support for Dygma's Raise. Support for more keyboards are under development.”
keyboards  firmware  kaleidoscope  model01  keyboardio  atreus  software  mac  osx  macos 
march 2019 by handcoding
Best webcam to use with Skype and a Mac mini? - Ask Different
(It looks like cameras that support UVC can work on macOS?)
“Most modern USB webcams support a generic interface called UVC (Universal Video Class). OSX supports most UVC drivers out-of-the-box (true for me in Snow Leopard) so sometimes there aren’t even any third-party drivers to install. (In fact, most third-party webcam ‘drivers’ only install useless add-ons that bloat your system.)

“Logitech is very good at providing compliant UVC devices, so they’re a good starting point.”
uvc  2011  stackexchange  mac  macos  podcasting  osx 
march 2019 by handcoding
appium-for-mac/PFRoleDescriptions.strings at master · appium/appium-for-mac
Here’s a big list of all of macOS’s “AX” fields, such as “AXTextArea” and so on.
axtextarea  mac  osx  lists  macos  github  2019  axtextfield 
march 2019 by handcoding
Typinator - Testimonials from former TextExpander users
Hmm—this makes an interesting case for Typinator over TextExpander.
typinator  textexpander  snippets  software  mac  osx  macos  2019 
march 2019 by handcoding
Late Night Software | The home of Script Debugger
JMichaelTX recommended this app for AppleScript debugging, and it does look pretty promising.
applescript  automation  mac  scripting  software  recommendations  2019  osx  macos 
march 2019 by handcoding
Getting the latest emoji (on my mac)
(On typing more recent emoji if you’ve installed a newer version of Apple Color Emoji.ttc but you haven’t upgraded macOS itself:)
“So for the time being, I can copy from sites like, and as a user of TextExpander I managed to mangle some snippets automatically. So I’m most of the way to solving my initial annoyances”
mac  macos  osx  emoji  2017  remysharp 
march 2019 by handcoding
Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 With New Emoji, WPA2 Security Fix - MacRumors
“The macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 update also brings new Unicode 10 emoji like crazy face, pie, pretzel, t-rex, vampire, exploding head, face vomiting, shushing face, love you gesture, brain, scarf, zebra, giraffe, fortune cookie, pie, hedgehog, and more. With skin tone and gender variations, there are hundreds of new emoji in the update, which are also available in iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1.”
emoji  mac  macos  highsierra  10.13  2017  osx 
march 2019 by handcoding
Install High Sierra Emoji on Older Versions
“I’m being extremely stubborn and refusing to update to High Sierra at the moment for good reason. The only thing that’s really been annoying me is the fact I can’t see emoji sent from iOS 11 or macOS 10.13 on Sierra but there’s an easy fix.

“Emoji is just a font that renders the unicode characters. On a Mac this is called Apple Color Emoji.ttc and is located in /System/Library/Fonts. Because of this it’s very easily overriden by placing a newer version in /Library/Fonts.”
2017  stephenradford  emoji  macos  osx  mac  highsierra  10.13 
march 2019 by handcoding
Why does it take so long to retrieve the frontmost process via AppleScript? - Stack Overflow
(Perhaps this could be worth a look for getting the process name for the current window?)
“I recently wrote a utility program called WindowTiler which moves around the currently focused window using global shortcuts. I move around the window via AppleScript and use the following script to get the bounds of the focused window.”
applescript  mac  macos  osx  2018  stackoverflow 
march 2019 by handcoding
How can I get the active (focused) window in OSX? - Stack Overflow
(This looks potentially promising for getting the current window title?)
“I'm not exactly sure how I would approach this, but I did a small amount of research and it seems that you can use AppleScript to get the current window title and then compare that to the expected window title of Terminal.”
applescript  stackoverflow  mac  focused  osx  macos  2019 
march 2019 by handcoding
AppleScript get active Application - Ask Different
It’s hard to say whether the AppleScript here will work to detect windows of menubar apps, but perhaps it might?
applescript  mac  osx  macos  2019  focused 
march 2019 by handcoding
Can I use AppleScript to detect if there are any windows on screen? - Ask Different
This post offers some potential leads on detecting windows from menubar apps.

(The bits about checking against “AXMinimized” seem potentially promising?)
applescript  mac  osx  macos  2019 
march 2019 by handcoding
Switch Audio Source - Macro Library - Keyboard Maestro Discourse
“This thread goes over some AppleScript and some JXA and a command-line jobbie that you can use for switching audio sources.”
keyboardmaestro  audio  switchers  software  mac  macos  osx  2018 
march 2019 by handcoding
Switch Audio Outputs with a Keyboard Shortcut on OS X | Apetronix
“If you want to get fancy, map it to a keyboard shortcut or set of keys. We’ll be using a combination of shell scripting and AppleScript.”
audio  mac  osx  macos  software  2019  terminal  shell 
march 2019 by handcoding
Home · JXA-Cookbook/JXA-Cookbook Wiki · GitHub
“JavaScript for Automation is a new feature in OS X Yosemite. It lets you control applications and the operating system using JavaScript language.”
jxa  automation  javascript  macos  mac  osx  2019 
march 2019 by handcoding
Javascript for Automation in macOS – Hacker Noon
“There is a panel in Script Editor for viewing property list of the applications. This is for helping you to figure out how to command macOS applications via JXA. You can view it by opening Script Editor and clicking on one of these menu items: File > Open Dictionary or Window > Library.”
javascript  automation  mac  osx  macos  2017  jxa 
march 2019 by handcoding
Clicking an app in the system menu bar - Questions & Suggestions - Keyboard Maestro Discourse
This thread goes over some potential leads on interacting with menubar items via AppleScript.
applescript  menubar  osx  mac  2015  keyboardmaestro  macos 
march 2019 by handcoding
UI Browser by PFiddlesoft
(This is basically that Accessibility Inspector that you were thinking of—such as for getting the button names and the like for scripting like with Keyboard Maestro.)
“UI Browser is the ultimate assistant for Apple’s Accessibility and AppleScript GUI Scripting technologies. It helps you to explore, monitor, and control the user interface of most applications running on macOS.”
accessibility  mac  ui  scripting  applescript  keyboardmaestro  software  osx  macos  2019 
march 2019 by handcoding
OS X Accessibility Inspector (UIElementInspector) Tool for UI Scripting - Questions & Suggestions - Keyboard Maestro Discourse
“Sometimes an app, or even the OS X system itself, does NOT provide a direct scripting element that allows you to achieve your objective. You may then need to resort to UI scripting.

“Here is a free tool, provided by Apple, that will help you identify the UI elements you need to script:

“• Official Name: UIElementInspector
“• Alternate Name: Accessibility Inspector”
mac  osx  macos  accessibility  keyboardmaestro  2016 
march 2019 by handcoding
KextViewr - Objective-See
“KextViewr is a utility with a simply goal; display all currently loaded kexts. While Apple’s commandline tool ‘kextstat’ can provide similar information, it is (IMHO), somewhat lacking. For example, it does not provide file paths for loaded kernel extentions, or whether or not, the kext is signed.”
mac  kexts  kernel  software  macos  osx  2019 
march 2019 by handcoding
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