UNEASYsilence » Parallels add Windows apps to OS X dock

„Parallels beta build with Windows apps in the dock

Parallels is non-stop with their software updates. The latest beta updates include a number of anticipated improvements including USB 2.0 support, improved Boot Camp partition [NTFS & FAT32] support, and the ability to place individual Windows Applications icons directly in your dock providing instant Coherence mode.

Read about the initial Beta announcement previously posted here. Download the latest beta build 3094 release directly from the Parallels.

The Parallels servers are crawling due to heavy traffic. Feel free to download a copy of the file from the mirror.

Windows apps in the dock

For anyone stumbling with the necessary steps to get a Windows application added to the dock, follow the steps below:

* Open your Windows applications within the Windows environment via Parallels.
* Start Coherence mode which will add the Windows application icon to the OS X dock.
* CTRL Click on the Windows app icon and select %u2018Keep in dock%u2019.

Running a Windows application from the OS X dock will automatically open the app in Coherence mode as though it were an actual OS X application.“

UNEASYsilence » Parallels add Windows apps to OS X dock

Webmailer

„Ever click on a mailto: link, only to scream in frustration as Apple Mail opens yet again? The curse of the webmail user is that there is no way to get around this problem. That is, until now.

Webmailer is an unoriginally named program (actually a preference pane) for Mac OS X that allows you to fix this problem. You can set it to open any URL or run any shell script, complete with the parameters lifted from the mailto link. Webmailer comes with links for several possible webmail sites, including Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and several webmail programs, such as SquirrelMail or Roundcube. But you can always add your own configuration.

There are two versions of Webmailer, one for Mac OS X v10.3 (Panther) and one for Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger). The Tiger version includes a feature that allows you to choose your default email handler, be it Webmailer or some other program. Unfortunately, this capability is not available on Panther. Of course, Webmailer is also a Universal Binary, so it will work on both PowerPC and Intel systems.

Hint: Should you ever want to use a configuration other than your default, just hold shift when you open the mailto link.

The Webmailer preference pane, on OS X Tiger“

Webmailer

OS X Daily & Command Line Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac OS X – Mac OS X Apps, Tips, Tricks, News, Updates, Everything Mac OS X

„The command line in Mac OS X can be a very powerful and fun tool, so it%u2019s good to know how to maneuver around if you find yourself in it. By default, the Mac OS X Terminal uses the Bash shell, which is what these keyboard shortcuts are intended for. So if you%u2019re ready to get your feet wet, open up the Terminal and try these shortcuts out, they%u2019re sure to make your command line life easier. The list isn%u2019t too crazy so you should be able to try all these out within a minute or two, have fun:

Ctrl A Go to the beginning of the line you are currently typing on
Ctrl E Go to the end of the line you are currently typing on
Ctrl L Clears the Screen, similar to the clear command
Ctrl U Clears the line before the cursor position. If you are at the end of the line, clears the entire line.
Ctrl H Same as backspace
Ctrl R Let%u2019s you search through previously used commands
Ctrl C Kill whatever you are running
Ctrl D Exit the current shell
Ctrl Z Puts whatever you are running into a suspended background process. fg restores it.
Ctrl W Delete the word before the cursor
Ctrl K Clear the line after the cursor
Ctrl T Swap the last two characters before the cursor
Esc T Swap the last two words before the cursor“

OS X Daily & Command Line Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac OS X – Mac OS X Apps, Tips, Tricks, News, Updates, Everything Mac OS X

Preventing Spam: Bulletproof Solutions | Smashing Magazine

„Spam is probably one of the most difficult problems we have to deal with. E-Mail-filters, such as those used in GMail, provide accurate results, but not every company is willing to use extern services for its private mails. The problem occurs when web-developers have to display e-mail-addresses on a web-page.

How can you make sure that not a single spam mail will find its path to the inbox of your client? Or, speaking in more concrete terms, the question is, how should you display e-mails on a web-page in order to minimize spam attacks? Let%u2019s take a look at some modern and bulletproof solutions and techniques which will help you to prevent spam in your mailbox or the mailbox used by your clients.“

Preventing Spam: Bulletproof Solutions | Smashing Magazine