Customize the OS X Services Menu

I found these informations very interesting and next follow the link to an application call Scrubber.

* How to Customize the OS X Services Menu – http://www.simplehelp.net/2008/07/29/how-to-customize-the-os-x-services-menu/

* Scrubber – 1.1.5 – PowerPC Friendly. 10.4/10.5 (Tiger and Leopard) – http://manytricks.com/servicescrubber/

The services menu be much more useful if it weren’t overcrowded by services you never even thought of using? Shouldn’t there be a way to edit that menu? Enter Service Scrubber. With Service Scrubber, you can:

  • Restructure the services menu
  • Change service keyboard shortcuts
  • Disable and re-enable services

Once your services menu has been scrubbed, you’ll be surprised how useful it actually is.

 

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Customize Your Mac Mug for Mac PowerPC

I know this post has nothing to do with applications or set up but I found some info on the internet and I really think it’s a cool idea that I wanted to share with my readers.

This could be a perfect weekend project with the family, just to get together, or could also be a very nice and personal gift for someone you like!

On this blog we always look for the cheap/cheapest way to do a task and I admit that sometimes the word cheap sounds pejorative but honestly we need to get over it.  Who doesn’t like a deal???

All you need is a ceramic mug (I found my on dollar store for $1.25) and a Sharpie pen (or other permanent marker).

  • Now you have to channel your inner artist and draw something on the mug.  I tried a few of the apple software logos and ended up using the “Finder” logo.  Once you’re satisfied with the drawing, you put your mug in the oven at 350º for 30 minutes.

And after 30 minutes you remove the mug and let it rest until it gets cold and is ready for you to use for your beverage of choice.

  • Warning:  It won’t last forever.  We recommend hand wash only.  Do not put in the dishwasher.

Now it’s time for all of you to take this project and make it PowerPC friendly!  Send me any photos of your customized mugs and we will try to make an art galley of those inspired by mac!

eMail: mac.powerpc11[at]gmail.com

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Show Today’s Date on the Menu Bar for Mac PowerPC

Show Today’s Date on the Menu Bar for Mac PowerPC

Have you ever wanted to be able to see today’s date on the menu bar of Leopard/Tiger, but the system options only allow you to display the time only?  I’m sure that you are probably thinking here he goes again with another app/plugin to install…but this time you are wrong!   To “fix” this issue, it’s very simple, but it will take a bit more than a checkbox.

Go to System Preferences > International and go to the Formats tab.

Next to Dates, click Customize… > Here you customize your menu bar’s appearance.  You can drag and drop from date elements and build and personalize the menu bar from the dropdown boxes.

Next, you select your choice and use the famous (cmd+c).  Press OK and move to the next item down under: Times, hit customize… and choose Medium format, now you paste the date next to the time format and move for the position that you want it and hit OK and you are done.

Now your menu bar will display the date as Snow Leopard or later does.

If you guys like this information please leave us your comments and we will try to search  for more tricks, like these.