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How to start iTunes when you start 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 individual concerned (Stephen, aka "Pisubijoux").

There are several ways to do this, I suggest using a small script (to be created with AppleScript Editor) to be launched at 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 ... oh, the comments are inserted with "--" ):


-- Open iTunes
tell application "iTunes"

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

- September 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:

... Only then proceed to step 3!

VMWare Fusion 3.0 and the "file association" counter-intuitive ...

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 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 a few tips you can not work around the problem.

  1. Move to the Finder on the folder where your virtual machine (Windows for instance);
  2. Right-click on the virtual machine (VM) and select "Show Package Contents" (Show Package Contents);
  3. At this point, a new window opens in the work folder "Applications" in which there are installed applications in a Windows environment;
  4. Open another Finder and navigate to the / Applications folder of your Mac and create a new folder called (for example) "Windows Applications";
  5. Copy us in the applications (the Applications folder in the VM that you want to be indexed by Spotlight as native applications on the 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. 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 instructions:



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 FreePOPs now at 0.2.9 of the 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 own 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 for setting up mail on Mac 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 own 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 for setting up mail on Mac with FreePOPs (and using FMU ).

iPhone / iPod Touch Backup Disabler (IBD)

August 10, 2008 14 comments

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

The backup is, unfortunately, an operation quite long depending on the applications installed on your iPhone and download 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 turn off automatic backup and leaves 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 Hen
Prerequisite:
  • Mac OSX 10.4.x or higher
  • iTunes 7.7.1 or higher
  • iPhone 2G or 3G or iPod Touch













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