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User Interface (UI) or Graphical User Interface (GUI)

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Weird renderings of folder names in Finder sidebar

I've just upgraded to OSX Lion from Snow Leopard, and started to notice these today in the sidebar of Finder: When you click on them, they go back to normal. What's going on here?
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Is the font in Messages.app changed in iOS5?

The fonts in the Messages app look much better in iOS5 than in iOS4, and wanted to confirm it. I couldn't find any discussion or note about this online. I don't have a phone running iOS4 around to ...
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After upgrading to Lion interface alignment seems to break, any ideas?

After upgrading after Lion (circa 3 months ago) more and more interfaces seems to just break. It's easiest if see it yourselves! Anyone know how to fix this issue?
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Why are my maximize and minimize buttons grey?

I have had my MacBook for a couple of months now, and the minimize and maximize buttons are all grey. They weren't like that when I got it. Does anyone know how to get the colors back?
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Lion Safari's enabled and disabled button contrast is so low it's hard to see the difference

Is it me or is Lion's buttons' contrast way too low? The back button (enabled) and forward button (disabled) are almost the same shade of gray. Is there a way to increase the contrast between ...
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Restart OS X GUI

I need to restart the WindowServer (OS X's GUI); I know this can be achieved using the command sudo killall -HUP WindowServer but this closes all your open applications. Is there a way to restart the ...
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Is there a GUI front-end to Apache for Mac OS X (Lion)?

I am using the default Apache and PHP installs that are present in OS X Lion. But I would like to make some settings (like adding Virtual Hosts to Apache) using a GUI interface. Is there such a thing? ...
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Is it possible to enable “Focus follows Scrolling”?

I tried out Focus follows mouse and found too many occasions when it really annoys me. Thinking about the cases when I would need focus follows mouse, I realized that it's only necessary when I'm ...
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Can I turn pages in ebook with single touch?

I am considering the purchase of the iPad2 and among other things, the one that bother me is this -- you can turn pages when reading an ebook with hand gesture, i.e. moving finger from left to right ...
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How to customize Finder sidebar icons [duplicate]

I'm using Dropbox and replacing some of the standard user folders like Documents and Pictures with symlinks to locations in my Dropbox. I can easily set the icons of these symlinks to match the icons ...
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Two key combos for Enclosing Folder, but same result

While exploring the effect of different keys on menus in Finder in Lion, I spotted what seems like a redundancy in the case of the Go menu. When pressing the ⌥ key while the menu is open, not only is ...
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ctrl alt h shortut not being caught by my active program anymore

this is what I get when pressing that combo. Also, some strange window frame gets drawn along the active sub-windows... I do not know how I have managed to screw it like that but would surey like to ...
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Dealing with ads blocking application functionality on iPad

I've noticed some applications on my iPad have advertisements. The problem is that the advertisement covers lower part of the screen where some applications place buttons and other UI elements, and ...
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Is there a GUI for OS X LaunchAgents?

I'm a web developer by day and a lot of the software I install on my computer (namely databases and web servers) come with an optional LaunchAgent to automate starting/stopping processes on boot. I'm ...
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What's the rule of thumb for interacting with inactive OS X window content?

I have to admit I'm a bit mystified in trying to understand one particular part of the OS X user interface: interacting with content in "inactive" windows. For example, let's say we have Chrome & ...
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What scenarios benefit from Mac OS X allowing apps to run when no document windows remain?

As a rule of thumb programs on Mac OS X stay running when you close all their document windows. This is the behavior I noticed in MacVim, VmWare Fusion, Chrome and host of other applications. I ...
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Printing to a Cups Server without using the local CUPS doesn't work since OS X Lion

With our new 21,5"-iMac, we bought the first Mac system for our Windows/Linux-oriented office. Hence we don’t have a lot of experience in using Mac OS X. I started to set up everything and it ran ...
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Are the little grey minimize header buttons gone?

I have just noticed, that in Lion I no longer see any of those 'compact application header' little grey buttons on the right side, top of applications... (the opposite side to which the close and ...
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Can I reverse the two-finger scrolling direction in OS X Lion (10.7)?

I just got 10.7. The two-finger scrolling direction seems wrong to me, although it says "direction - natural." I couldn't see a way to reverse it. Does anyone have a way yet?
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Lingon open source version for editing launchd on Leopard (10.5)?

I'm looking for a free GUI app to help run programs on a schedule. It seems that launchd is the underlying tool to use, and in the past Lingon has been recommended as a good GUI interface to launchd. ...
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with magic trackpad, time lag between when i droped a something and when it actually dropped

I'm using a magic trackpad. There is a time lag for about 0.5 second between when i dropped a something, for example desctop icon, and when it actually dropped. I can drop immidiately by touching ...
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How to change the frame color in Keynote

In Keynote, when adding a frame stroke, it is possible to change the background color. However I am not seeing any way to change the actual color of the frame border (which always stays white). Any ...
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Control-F2 “Move Focus to Menu Bar” only works occasionally

I don't want to use my trackpad too much due to a strain injury, hence I use the Control F2 "Move Focus to Menu Bar" a lot. However this feature only works occasionally, it can work for hours and ...
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Looking for a GUI Subversion client for iOS

I'm looking for an iOS app, preferably for iPhone, that can browse Subversion repositories. I have found a few on the iTunes store—Code Viewer, iVersions, iRepoEditor—but reviews are either ...
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What does en0,en1 etc (en) stand for?

So on Linux it's eth0, eth1 etc which stands for ethernet interface 0 etc So what does en0 on mac stand for? (the "en" part)
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Why doesn't ⌥ (option)+click bring up the context menu?

Does anyone know why ^ (control)+click was chosen to trigger a context menu, rather than ⌥ (option)+click? Is there any history surrounding this? To me, an alternative method of clicking that brings ...
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Selecting buttons with keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I select buttons with just the keyboard? I have been using OS X for only a while now and am finding certain things a bit hard to do. Consider an option box shown ...
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QuickLook for files with no extension or an unknown extension

I'm a programmer, and I find Mac's QuickLook a really great feature for quickly becoming familiar with a particular code base. Basically, I open up a Finder window in the directory where my code ...
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How do the audio controls work on “The Daily”?

The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's new iPad-only app, has a narration feature where a professional actor reads the stories. I can't for the life of me figure out how it works. There is a headphones icon ...
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How can I select buttons with just the keyboard?

Many user interface (UI) elements or dialog boxes have buttons. I would like to be able to select a button with just the keyboard, without the mouse. How can I do this?
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Can anyone recommend an app for creating flowcharts and diagrams?

I'm seeking a Mac app for creating basic flowcharts and similar diagrams. Google has been no help; I've followed dozens of links to apps that either don't exist anymore, I can't find any real ...
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Is it possible to run Nautilus on OS X?

Is it possible to run Nautilus instead of Finder on Mac OS X Snow Leopard? How?
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Can you theme the iPod classic UI?

Can you theme the 80gb iPod classic so the menus or the music player have a different graphical user interface?