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Feb 22, 2007

One iChat window to rule to them all

The latest beta of Chax now adds vertically-oriented tabs to iChat. Finally, you can combine all your iChat conversations into one compact window. “But wait, apps like Adium and previous versions of Chax have had tabbed browsing for ages,” you say. True true, but they only allow Safari-style horizontal tabs. This is fine for 3 […]

Jul 5, 2006

Strengthen your love of screenshots by adding a little control

For as long as I can remember, I have been in love with Command+Shift+3, the Macintosh keyboard shortcut for capturing a screen to a file. While this love is enduring, I must admit some dalliances with Command+Shift+4 (capture selected area of a screen to a file) and Command+Shift then Spacebar (capture a specific window, widget, […]

Jun 26, 2006

Five free ways to maximize screen space on your Mac laptop

At work, I have the luxury of having a large LCD display to do design work on. But at home, I have a cute 12-inch Powerbook. The size is great for fitting into my backpack, but the 1024 x 768 resolution can become a little tight. Here are the 5 things I do to give […]

Jun 21, 2006

How to tame your overflowing buddy list

Over the years, I’ve collected quite a few buddies in the world of instant messaging. My list eventually swelled to over a hundred buddies, and I found myself spending more and more time scrolling down the buddy list window to find the people I talk to everyday. At first, I grouped names according to the […]