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How to Start iTunes start with a random song?

January 20, 2010 No Comments

I write this article in response to a question read on a forum, hoping it will help someone in addition to the person concerned (Stefano, aka "Pisubijoux").

There are several ways to do this, I suggest using a small script (to be created with AppleScript Editor) to launch the start of the user's login.

We arrive at practical ...

1) Open the AppleScript editor and enter the following code (commented to help you understand ... ah, comments are inserted with "--" ):


-- Open iTunes
tell application "iTunes"

- Show window of iTunes running (remove "-")
- Activate

- Sep shuffle mode to the playlist "Music" (Change it if you want)
September shuffle of user playlist "Music" to true
- Remove shuffle mode to the playlist "Music" (Change it if you want)
- Set of user shuffle playlist "Music" to false

- Play music!
play

end tell


2) Click on Compile and then save it as an application.

3) Open System Preferences -> Accounts -> Startup Items -> enter the application you just saved!


For the lazy you can download the file directly from here:

... Only then proceed to step 3!

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VMWare Fusion 3.0 and the "file association" unintuitive ...

October 29, 2009 No Comments

VMWare has finally released the long-awaited new version of Fusion , came to 3.0, adding many new features that finally make it one of the best virtualization software in Mac.

One of the biggest gaps that I have always complained in Fusion was the lack in the ability to open files with a virtualized Windows application directly from Finderl (Ex: open an XLS file directly from the Finder and make it opened with Microsoft Excel 2007 virtualized ). This is in fact a file association, or associate extensions with a choice program.

Despite the efforts of VMWare, you still can not do this by default with Fusion, but with a few tips you can not work around the problem.

  1. Position the Finder on the folder where your Virtual Machine (Windows for instance);
  2. Click with the right button on the VM (Virtual Machine) and select "Show Package Contents" (Show Package Contents);
  3. At this point you open a new window is located inside the folder "Applications" in which there are the applications installed in the Windows environment;
  4. Open another Finder and navigate to the / Applications folder for Mac and create a new folder called (for example) "Windows Applications";
  5. Copy us in the applications (from the Applications folder in the VM that you want to be indexed by Spotlight as native applications on Mac;
  6. Select a file with the extension you want to associate an application to Windows and right-click choose "Get Info"
  7. Select the "Open with" and then "Other" (Open With - Other)
  8. At this point, choose the application you want to associate the file extension. It can be found easily in the Windows Applications that previously was created in Step 4!
  9. Give OK and click "Change All" ("Change All" smileys . From now on it will open Fusion and its application when you open a file with that extension.



Now some screenshots to better follow the directions:



Have fun and good virtualization at all!


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FreePOPs 0.2.9

January 7, 2009 30 comments

Just before Christmas the team FreePOPs has not stopped working and has "donated" a new version of FreePOPs 0.2.9 came to the very useful program that lets you download your mail on your mail client (Mail, Thunderbird, Outlook) and -mail also services that do not allow you to use your POP3 server unless you use their internet.

Examples ecclatanti are Libero, Hotmail, Alice, Inwind, Virgilio and many other email services ... in my opinion of dubious quality (especially junk mail that is not filtered properly), especially when compared with services like gMail or AOL .

This version has introduced significant improvements "under the hood" just looking in the direction of Leopard, our beloved system of Apple.

From here you can visit the official website of the project FreeePOPs .

From here , however, you can access the complete guide to the configuration of mail in Mac with FreePOPs (and using FMU ).

FreePOPs 0.2.8!

November 12, 2008 16 comments

And after so much development (development), the team FreePOPs gave birth to the new version, currently 0.2.8 came to the very useful program that lets you download your mail on your mail client (Mail, Thunderbird, Outlook) email also services that do not allow you to use your POP3 server unless you use their internet.

Examples ecclatanti are Libero, Hotmail, Alice, Inwind, Virgilio and many other email services ... in my opinion of dubious quality (especially junk mail that is not filtered properly), especially when compared with services like gMail or AOL .

From here you can visit the official website of the project FreeePOPs .

From here , however, you can access the complete guide to the configuration of mail in Mac with FreePOPs (and using FMU ).

iPhone / iTouch Backup Disabler (IBD)

August 10, 2008 14 comments

Since the introduction of the iPhone 3G and the long awaited firmware 2.0, Apple introduced in iTunes automatic backup in iTunes every time you perform a sync your iPhone (or iTouch).

The backup, unfortunately, is an operation long enough depending on the applications installed on the iPhone and downloaded from the AppStore.

IBD Tired of always having to cancel the automatic backup, or wait too long for its completion, I created iPhone Backup Disabler, a program that allows you to turn off automatic backup and leaves the possibility to do so manually.

The application allows obviously to restore the default settings of mom Apple.

IBD.dmg iPhone Backup Disabler - 888 KB



Screenshots:


Software features:
  • License: Freeware
  • Version: 0.1
  • Author: Max Gallina
Requirements:
  • Mac OSX 10.4.x or higher
  • iTunes 7.7.1 or higher
  • iPhone 3G or 2G or iTouch













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