SystemUIServer – Recover RAM

I love my Mac. it adds greatly to my productivity and abilities. But as with any system there are always little things that we each need to tweak and change to allow our systems to run optimally. For me one of those things is the SystemUIServer. I like to run apps like iStat Menus that shows me some amazing information on what my computer is doing (RAM, CPU, Disk, usage etc…), and it runs up in my menubar, os it is out of the way but easy to access. But the problem seems to be that over time the SystemUIServer process (which manages how those things display in the menu bar) keeps... Read More

Stop Your Magic Mouse From Losing Its Connection To Your Mac

I have recently been dealing with this issue, (having my Magic Mouse randomly drop its connection to my Mac) and thought that you might encounter it at some point as well. So here are a few helpful tips to get you back up and running without having your magic mouse continually disconnect while you are using it. Disclaimer: This fix worked for me but your results might be different depending on what your actual problem is. To fix this problem you first need to remove the bluetooth properties plist file (you might be able to fix the problem without performing this step, but if it doesn’t... Read More

Merge Safari Windows into Tabs

When you do a lot of web browsing like I do, you can find yourself inundated with a myriad of different browser windows, each with different content in them. This can easily become overwhelming and even make it virtually impossible to find your way back to information that you had kept in a “Previous Window”. But there is an easy solution that can give you an instant way out of that nasty situation… and it all boils down to a simple keystroke. Using this keystroke you can merge all of the existing windows into tabs in a single window, making your life much easier to deal... Read More

Get a Skype “Call Me!” Button for your Website or Email

You’ve probably seen those Skype buttons on peoples websites and emails that show their current status and let you call them by simply clicking on the button. Wether you have seen them or not you are in for a treat, simply adding a little snippet of code to your website/email will give you your choice of styles in buttons to keep you or your organization in touch with others online. To get one simply follow this link to the Get A Skype Button page at Skype.com and fill out the simple form to get the code for a button of your choice in some of the following... Read More

Skype Tip – Quickly Edit Your Last Skype

So you’re having a nice text Skype conversation with a friend, you craft a snarky reply to the last humorous comment, and you press enter to submit it. As your comment appears for all the world to see, you realize that you made a mistake… misspelled a word, left out some punctuation, or some other horrible text problem. So what do you do? Well Skype has a nice little shortcut that allows you to quickly edit your last comment and fix your little textual foible. Simply press the “up” ↑ arrow and skype will immediately open a text edit window with your latest skype... Read More

Helpful Expose Tip

I found this quick helpful tip that works on Snow Leopard… and possibly Lion (but I haven’t tested that yet). When you are switching through your apps using the “cmd-tab” keystroke, it can be frustrating that after selecting the application that you want, you still have to figure out which window is the one that you are hunting for… Well not any longer. While switching through your applications, simply press the “Up” or “Down”  arrow keys on your keyboard to reveal the Exposé display for the application that is currently... Read More