More questions from a new Mac user.

Okay, y'all know by now that we've got a new Mac. And in the grand tradition of new computers, I'm trying to burn up all the hard drive space with fun or useful utilities. Since this is pretty much my first exposure to OSX, anything goes, since I probably haven't heard of it.

Having said that, here's what I have found:

  • QuickSilver
  • I installed Growl, but I don't think anything is using it, other than Transmission.
  • TextWrangler (Freeware, from the people who make BBEdit) is surprisingly my editor of choice. (Well, except for this post.) I was sure I'ld stick with vim, being old-skool like that, but I find I want to save my Terminal window for running things, and edit my source in an editor.

Oh, and the two neat new tricks I've learned so far are:

  • Command-Shift-4, then the spacebar to take a screenshot of just one window, and
  • sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow LoginwindowText -string "My Funny Message!!!"
    to print a message on the login window.

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