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The 365SportTV app for Mac leaves a great deal to be desired. As anyone who’s used it has no doubt discovered, basic functionality is missing. Whoever knocked up the Mac version of the app for them has clearly never used Xcode before…

Of the many frustrations with this app, the only one I’ve been able to solve without completely re-writing it (365SportTV people: I’d be happy to give you a kind price…;) ) is moving the position of the window. That’s good because it is particularly annoying if you’re watching it on a large external monitor and the image is stuck where it doesn’t make best use of your screen.

To move the window, launch the AppleScript Editor (just type Apples in Spotlight or Launchpad) and paste in the following code:

tell application "System Events"
tell application process "365SportTV"
activate
set position of front window to {100, 50}
end tell
end tell

Fire up 365SportTV app, get your match going and then switch back to AS and click the green ‘Run’ button.

You can play with those two numbers near the end to suit your own screen. The first number is the number of pixels from the left, the second number is the number of pixels from the top.

Hope this helps. 🙂

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move selection

cup-de-sac by Michal Tokarczuk

It should be a simple thing to select a few files and sling them into your chosen folder. But OS X requires that you have to first open a Finder window, select the destination, then go all the way back to the location of the files you want to move and drag them in.

Wouldn’t it be much simpler if you could just select the files you want to move first, then choose the location without all the kerfuffle? Sure it would! 🙂

If you agree, then this is the script for you. I use it to move screenshots (of which I take a lot) from the Desktop to whatever location I want to store them in with a simple hotkey command (set up in Services or via FastScripts), control-command-M (‘M’ for move, of course!).

Copy the code from Pastebin

--start
tell application "Finder"
try
get selection
if selection is not equal to {} then
move selection to (choose folder)
else
display dialog "Nothing selected to move!" buttons {"OK"} default button "OK" with icon 2
end if
on error
set selection to {}
end try
end tell
--eof

🙂

Featured Picture: cul-de-sac by ~MichalTokarczuk

how to fix permissions (Permissions Pt 2)


(This post continues from here on file permission problems.)

Did you know there are two levels of permissions on your mac? User level and system level. Most discussions of fixing permissions only discuss the latter, but you may also need to fix the former (also sometimes called ‘ACLs’) for some problems caused by upgrading Lion on top of Snow Leopard.

4. System Level Permissions
You can safely repair your system level permissions at any time, and doing it once in a while is a good maintenance activity even if you’re not experiencing any problems. It’s also the first thing to do as soon as you notice any problems with apps launching, file access problems, or your computer seems to be running unusually slow.

How to do it:
— 1. Go to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility.app and double click the app to open it.

— 2. Click your HDD icon in the left column (if you have more than one, click the one that contains your startup disk).

— 3. If it is not already selected, click on the ‘First Aid’ tab. Choose the ‘Repair Disk Permissions’ button near the bottom of the window (see the larger of the two windows in the screenshot above).

— 4. Wait for the process to finish (it could take ten minutes or more), then quit Disk Utility. You can ignore most of the error messages that appear unless they’re in red.

5. User Level Permissions (ACLs)
These permissions apply only to your ‘Home’ folder and its contents, and if you have more than one user you will need to do this procedure for any user experiencing a problem. However, unlike system level permissions, repairing ACLs isn’t something you should do unless there is a specific issue to be solved. Problems that this repair might help with include permission conflicts inherited from an earlier Snow Leopard or Leopard installation, such as Finder always asking for your password when you try to delete, move or copy a file.

To reset the ACLs in Lion: (To reset the ACLs in Leopard/Snow Leopard have a look here.)

— 1. Remove the current ACLs by opening Terminal.app (Applications > Utilities > Terminal.app) and copy and pasting this command:

sudo chmod -RN ~

Press return. You’ll be asked for your password. Notice that when you type it in you won’t see anything on the screen. Press return again. If you get an error message, you probably didn’t type in your password correctly. Repeat this step till its accepted. It will take some time to complete. Then paste this command into Terminal also:

sudo chown -R `id -un` ~

and press return. Enter your password again if necessary.

— 2. Press the Power button on the computer and choose ‘Restart’. When the screen goes blank, hold down the ‘command’ and ‘R’ keys on the keyboard until you hear the start up chime. In the menu bar at the top, choose Utilities > Terminal

— 3. At the Terminal prompt type

resetpassword

Then hit ‘Return’

— 4. Forget about resetting your password; what you’re looking for is your hard disk icon at the top. Hit that, and then from the drop-down menu select your user account.

— 5. Go to the bottom of the dialogue window – leaving all password fields blank – and choose ‘Reset’ under ‘Reset Home Folder Permissions and ACLs’ (see the smaller of the two windows in the screenshot above, inside the red dotted line).

— 6. When the process finishes, quit everything and restart your Mac. 🙂


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