How it works FlyGesture is activated like Exposé or Dashboard, bringing up a transparent window of "guides" to move your mouse through. Moving your mouse through the guides lets FlyGesture know what action or actions you want to be performed, such as closing a window or opening an application. Not getting it? Here's a movie that demonstrates creating and using a new gesture to open Safari. Flying Meat: FlyGesture
We've shown you how to reveal hidden files in the Finder from Terminal's command-line. But if you work with such files a lot, it can be a hassle to open up a Terminal window every time. MacOSXHints reader colmiak came up with an easier way to toggle hidden files from within the Finder, using Automator, a series of shell scripts, and OS X's Services menu. Commenters on his hint then suggested some improvements (among others: using AppleScript instead of shell scripting); the amended tip works as follows: Toggle hidden files on and off | Mac OS X | Mac OS X Hints
Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun.