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If you can stretch your budget, get OmniGraffle for Mac. At $100, it's pricier than you'd like (do you possibly qualify for the $60 edu price?), but it's exactly what you're looking for. On the lower end there's Mindcad Incubator for $50, but I haven't tried it myself and I'm not sure it does everything you want.


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For many dialog boxes you can select the option you want by pressing ⌘+firstletter where firstletter is the first letter of the option you want to select


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There is a feature that's currently experimental called HiDPI that may do what you want. Like the retina displays on the iPhone and iPad, HiDPI mode creates a "logical" resolution that's half the current resolution on your display but uses all the physical pixels to keep the image sharp. This results in all the user interface elements appearing much larger, ...


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The Google Docs suite of tools now has a diagramming tool that lets you create flowcharts. While not as feature rich as something like OmniGraffle, it does cover all your requirements: simple & clean interface, basic shapes (and not an overabundance of shapes), automatic connectors with elasticity, and it meets your price point at free. Certainly can't ...


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I found another one. Seems to meet all your prerequisites. Shapes Shapes is a simple, elegant Graphing and Diagramming app for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Shapes gives you all of the most important features you need in a Diagramming tool without all the extra cruft, and without breaking the bank.


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Looks like it's available in MacPorts, so you could install MacPorts and then install Nautilus using that: sudo port install nautilus You should then be able to run it using the nautilus terminal command.


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Uncheck the box: I found it unnatural, too, since they flipped it. I think they're going for consistency between iPads and mice.


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Dia is pretty useful. From the description: "Dia is a program to draw structured diagrams". Available for Linux, Windows, OS X.


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[EDIT] When I originally wrote this answer, there was another answer and a few comments that dealt with the issue of running Nautilus instead of the Finder: in other words, how to prevent the Finder from running at all. Given that context, my answer as written in its original form clarified and/or provided an alternate method. It appears that the original ...


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It stands for "EtherNet" as far as I know.


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When you are using Windows and you open an application like MS Word or Adobe Photoshop, it will open up the application window with some sort of empty background. When you do this on a Mac however, there is no background, there is simply the menu options in the very top bar. So say you had a file open in Photoshop in Windows and you closed that file, you ...


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In System Preferences, there is a setting for overall "Appearance." It would appear that your appearance has been set to "Graphite" instead of the default "blue." While the maximize and minimize buttons are not blue, when the appearance is set to blue, they are in color; when the appearance is set to graphite, they are grey.


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Check out cocoaDialog: cocoaDialog is an OS X application that allows the use of common GUI controls such as file selectors, text input, progress bars, yes/no confirmations and more with a command-line application. It requires no knowledge of Cocoa, and is ideal for use in shell and Perl scripts (or Ruby, or Python, or... etc). It's a pretty simple ...


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Yes - you can simply log in to a console on OS X. Set log in preferences to show username and password field. Enter >console as the user and press return.


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I'm late to the party, but NeoOffice's drawing tool meets your four criteria.


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Excuse me for not answering your question, but IMHO it's better and more robust to follow the development via web, not via app. You should be able to read the whole repository via http/https if your SVN is hosted via the apache svn module. Another great way to monitor changes is to use some web-based frontend, which follows repository changes. A great tool ...


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Neither MacOSX nor iOS offer to change the OS theme. If you want to do this, you need to use third party software. What MacOSX does offer, is changing the color profile and calibrate it in System Preferences -> Displays -> Color -> Calibrate. I've played around with different options and found the option "Cool bluish white" to be much easier on the eye:


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I do not know how do delay the triggering, but you can add modifier keys to the hot corners in order to avoid accidental activation: Hold down ⌘,⌥,⇧ or ctrl while selecting an option from the list.


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In general, its function is to clear the selection, much like pressing Delete or Forward Delete, but unlike with the Delete keys, it will not do anything without something already selected. Luckily, in the Finder, it selects the last item alphabetically, rather than "clearing" selected files and folders, which could be bad. It functions as a normal Num Lock ...


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Turn on voice over in accessibility and when you click it it will speak what it is called. It's called "hide keyboard" using voiceover, but it could be called something different within apple, because what voiceover reads could be a label set just for voiceover.


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This seems to be exactly what you are looking for: LaunchControl


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For free online diagramming there's draw.io. THe U/I is simple and clean. It support the automatic connection and dragging of components you're looking for. Also, it's free, which meets your under $30 requirement.


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When you're sure you've got your Fn key settings the way you want them and it STILL doesn't work: My solution: Go back into Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts pane. For the item "Move focus to the menu bar", assign a DIFFERENT function key, other than F2. (Something you're not using, like, say...^F9...or whatever.) Now use THAT key instead. ...


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The upside of this behavior is that it caters to users that wish to enjoy the difference between having to launch an entire application framework or just open a new document within an already running app. You can set those apps to launch at log in if you have enough RAM or just a pokey CPU. The virtual memory system will sort out what pages you need swapped ...


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Fundamentally, OSX and Windows have different approaches to top-level windows. In Windows, the window contains the entire application instance including the menu bar. In OSX, the window contains the open document, which explains why you can have an application displaying only a menu bar. Keep in mind that the handling of "empty" applications will be ...


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I believe this worked in Snow Leopard, and is broken in Lion (perhaps on purpose). You won't be able to set your own icons for just any folder — file a bug if you'd like to see this fixed. But as you noted, they can be changed for the standard icons, using CandyBar, or you can just edit the image files themselves, at ...


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Yes it is. At least in the iBooks app (the one from Apple). I don't know about the Kindle app, but I'm pretty sure it's possible as well. You can make a single touch in the right or left part of the screen to go to the next or previous page in your eBook.


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You can use an app like Platypus. Platypus is a developer tool for creating application wrappers around scripts. In other words, it creates Mac OS X applications that execute a script which is bundled within the application. Command line scripts can thus be run transparently from the graphical window environment, integrating seamlessly with the user ...



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