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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Stock OSX is braindead for alt tab. Just like everyone else, I can't live without LiteSwitchX. $7 well spent.

    As to jars on the doc, I hadn't experienced that, as the only jar I run is jEdit, and I WANT that on the left side to be launched. I've heard good things about DragThing that pudge mentioned.

    The trackpad got in the way until I turned off tap-to-click. I hate all trackpads anyway, and this one didn't annoy me more than any others.

    As to preview, Column mode, learn it, know it, love it. If you click any image in the finder in column mode, it's preview will be shown on the next panel on the right. This SHOULD also work in file dialogs, but I haven't tested that. Dialogs are Column mode by default.

    IRC is my one gripe. ircle pissed me off to no end. Everything is in its own window. AthenaIRC worked pretty well, but to do two servers at once it will pop up a registration request every ten minutes, and I was unable to find the company that wrote it to register it.

    XChat runs flawless, though I still need to figure out how to cut and paste between X apps and OSX apps. Since I end up doing alot of moving about, I actually now use ircII on a remote box. Works like a charm. What I want is OSX native xchat. Hell, even a native mirc. I want one window, not ten. I want each channel full size, and switched back and forth by tabs. I'm going to check out Fire and Snak, which I hadn't heard of. Oh, and I guess I could give chatzilla a try.

    And, finally, as to your problem in the last entry with word delete, I've found something interesting. Since the "backspace" key on the ibook is really a delete key, I played around a bit and found out that alt-Fn-delete will actually do word delete like you say in IE and under MS Word X. It does NOT, however, work as such in Mozilla or Chimera.

    As it stands, I have two gripes about OSX. First, I still can't get any font other than Monaco 10 to look decent in Terminal.app (And the shareware GLTerm.app, which, while fast, doesnt take command arguments or .term sessions), and I can't find an IRC client I like. Other than that, I miss exactly zero about my Linux/KDE box. Oh for an OSX native port of Konsole.

    • Fonts are kinda nice in Mac OS X, but yeah, they have certain problems. Sometimes they are just damned hard to read.

      I hate column dialog boxes. Satan invented them. Even if they worked properly -- and they don't, as they are nearly impossible to effectively navigate with the keyboard -- they are just lame. I am waiting for someone to give me back Navigation Services from Carbon/Mac OS 8.1+, as they are God's file dialogs.

      DragThing rules. It is very configurable, so you can make it look however you wa