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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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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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[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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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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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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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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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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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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I know this is an older thread, but I would like to throw in my $.02 (since things have changed some since this was posted). Lucid Chart for Google Apps is a viable solution. It is free for basic diagramming, and there are very reasonable pricing for more advanced features. It even has the capability to open (and save) Visio documents. It is integrated with ...


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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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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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gfxCardStatus (free) I found the link to it on EveryMac along with some other info about graphics switching. fast access via menu icon auto/manually switch between discrete and integrated graphics power source-based switching growl support open source


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To elaborate on the answers above, many (most?) dialogue boxes will have the default option in blue. Hitting ⇥ will cycle between options, with a blue outline around the other button, but the default will remain blue. Hitting ↩ will always select the default, space will select whichever button is highlighted. In this example, pressing ...


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Interpretation Based on the accepted answer, I see two aspects to the question: whether an application should run without windows which windows should present when an application runs. Automatic and sudden termination Recommended reading for any user of Lion concerned about running applications: Mac OS X Application Programming Guide: The Core ...


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Same font, but Apple added a very subtle text-shadow and tweaked the bubble reflection. That's the difference. iOS 4 iOS 5


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Tap the Status Bar at the top of the screen. In Safari, Mail, Contacts, and many other apps, tap the status bar at the top of the screen — which displays the network information, time, and battery level — to scroll quickly to the top. Source: http://www.apple.com/iphone/tips/


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One option would be to create ~/Library/KeyBindings/ and save this as DefaultKeyBinding.dict: { "@\UF702" = moveWordBackward:; "@\UF703" = moveWordForward:; "~\UF702" = moveToBeginningOfLine:; "~\UF703" = moveToEndOfLine:; "~$\UF702" = moveToBeginningOfLineAndModifySelection:; "~$\UF703" = moveToEndOfLineAndModifySelection:; } You ...


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The closest I can think of in your case is to go to System Preferences > Parental Control and create a new account (or use the “Guest” account). Then, set the following restrictions (my OS is not in English, so the exact terms might be different): Under Apps: Use simplified Finder Restrict applications, only checking Safari from the list. Under Other: ...


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Would MindNode fit what you're looking for? There's a free version and and $20 version available. They're both on the Mac App Store.


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Sit, my children, and let me tell you of the world and its tricks... Scrolling You can basically always scroll inactive window content. I can't even think of a case where this isn't true. (This also means that scroll-to-navigate works in Lion.) Dragging In many cases, you can drag content from inactive windows/apps without focusing the app. For example, ...



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