OS X

How to Set the Default Program to Open a Certain Type of File in Mac OS X

How to Set the Default Program to Open a Certain Type of File in Mac OS X

You can easily set the default program to open certain file types from any “Get Info” window, from any file in Mac OS X. It is the common problem that people have faced in different operating systems and they remain confused instead of finding the solution. This site “Bittbox” provides the useful tips that will…

Illustrator: Rock-Solid Alignment using Anchor Points
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Illustrator: Rock-Solid Alignment using Anchor Points

We all know that alignment is a huge part of any design. The more control we have over alignment, the better. After a certain point, 100% alignment control gives way to new opportunities to make Illustrator even more useful, like making seamless patterns for example. I want to show you how “anchor points” work in…

Dashboard Widgets are Going Downhill Fast

Dashboard Widgets are Going Downhill Fast

When Dashboard was an infant, Apple provided developers with guidelines for developing effective and useful dashboard widgets. If you look at the “Top 50” Dashboard widgets on the Apple Downloads site, you will find that a good portion of the most popular widgets don’t even follow Apple’s guidelines. At All. Apple’s guidelines for developing Dashboard…

How to Display Memory Usage in a Dock Icon – Mac OS X

How to Display Memory Usage in a Dock Icon – Mac OS X

This is a quick way to have easy visual access to your memory usage without having to rely on a Dashboard Widget, or even have Dashboard running for that matter. And you don’t have to download anything. This comes standard with every new Mac running OS X. Being involved with web design, and design in…