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Jeff Johnson

Adjust Mac OS X display brightness from the Terminal - Matt [Danger] - 0 views

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    One of the classrooms I maintain is comprised of 2.4Ghz iMacs (MB323LL/A) that are dual booted with Windows XP and Mac OS X. Sometimes when the workstations are restarted from XP to OS X the display brightness gets changed to its dim power saver setting. This requires the user manually increase the display brightness by pressing the F2 key, which is inconvenient. I haven't been able to determine the cause of this issue so I wanted to create a login hook to increases the brightness as a temporary fix. OS X doesn't ship with a command line utility that let's you change display brightness. Fortunately, Nicholas Riley has written a utility that uses OS X frameworks to accomplish this quickly and easily. Here's the code
Jeff Johnson

Visage Login: Customize Mac OS X - 0 views

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    Visage Login allows you to easily and safely customize your Mac OS X login screen.  Visage keeps track of Apple's default settings for every customization, so you can easily switch back to the original settings at any time. You can add custom images, add a text message, add an Acceptable Use Policy and change the host information displayed. The host information can display the current date and time, Directory Services (network accounts) status, IP address, system version, host name, and more.
Andrew D.

Mikogo Releases Mac Beta Version for Online Meeting Software - 0 views

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    With its sights set on reshaping current cross-platform Web collaboration, Mikogo the free online meeting tool has announced the release of its Beta version for Mac users. Available at no cost for both commercial and private use, Mikogo now allows anyone to start or join a meeting from either a Mac computer or PC, creating a more flexible screen sharing experience for all involved.
Jeff Johnson

iShowU - for OS X 10.4 (Tiger) - 1 views

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    Great teaching site!
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    Need to show something to someone? iShowU is your answer! iShowU is designed to record anything on your screen, instantly - both audio, and video! If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a movie is worth a million. Imagine the time you'll save writing Grandma an email about how to magnify her dock when you can just shoot a movie in seconds.
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