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How to launch iTunes at startup with a random song?

January 20, 2010 No comments

I write this article in response to a question read on a forum, in the hope that it will help someone in addition to the direct question (Stefano, alias "Pisubijoux").

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

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 shuffle of user playlist "Music" to false

- Play music!
play

end tell


2) Click on Insert 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:

Then ... only proceed to step 3!

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 I've always complained in Fusion was a 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 sure that it opened with Microsoft Excel 2007 virtualized ). This is actually a file association, or associate extensions with a program of your choice.

Despite the efforts of VMWare, you still can not do this by default with Fusion, but with some little ingenuity 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 mouse button on 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 installed applications in a Windows environment;
  4. Open another Finder and navigate to the / Applications folder of Mac and create a new folder called (for example) "Windows Applications";
  5. Copy us inside the application (from the Applications folder in the VM that you want to be indexed by Spotlight as native applications in Mac;
  6. Select a file with the extension you want to associate an application to Windows right click and 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. You can find it easily in Windows Applications folder that you created previously 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 "given" a new version of 0.2.9 FreePOPs come 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 are ecclatanti Free, Hotmail, Alice, Inwind, Virgil and many other mail services ... in my opinion, of dubious quality (especially the junk mail that is not filtered properly), especially when compared with services like gMail or AOL .

This version has made 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 Mail configuration in the Mac environment with FreePOPs (and using FMU ).

FreePOPs 0.2.8!

November 12, 2008 16 comments

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

Examples are ecclatanti Free, Hotmail, Alice, Inwind, Virgil and many other mail services ... in my opinion, of dubious quality (especially the 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 Mail configuration in the Mac environment with FreePOPs (and using FMU ).

iPhone / iTouch Backup Disabler (IBD)

August 10, 2008 14 comments

Since the introduction of the much anticipated iPhone 3G and firmware 2.0, Apple introduced iTunes in the automatic backup in iTunes whenever you perform a synchronization of the iPhone (or iTouch).

The backup is, unfortunately, an operation quite long 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 have created iPhone Backup Disabler, a program that allows you to disable the automatic backup but leaving the possibility of this being done manually.

The application allows obviously to restore the default settings of mother 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 2G or 3G or iTouch













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