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Forget Passwords with 1Password

1PasswordIf you didn’t participate in Macheist you missed out on a great application called 1Password. With 1Password you can store your login credentials from multiple websites and log in with a couple clicks.

Do you have multiple Gmail accounts? 1Password makes it a snap to switch between them. (there are other applications for this purpose) Actually, if you have multiple usernames on ANY website 1Password will help you keep them straight. Watch the screencast to see how Murphy sets up sites for 1Password.

It seems like Murphy is creating new usernames and passwords all the time. Keeping them sorted can be taxing on the brain. The last thing you want to do is use the same password on multiple sites. Better still, 1Password can help you generate strong, unique passwords since you won’t have to remember them. Read more »

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Make a Widget in Five Seconds

make a widgetMurphy’s never tried to make a Widget before, but it sure was easy using Safari. Take a look at the screencast to see just how easy it was.

We’re not sure what the limits are, you can make yourself some Widgets and see. Murphy made one from a webcam on Waikiki Beach and it updated just like the one on the web page.

If Murphy gets a chance he might try to make a more complicated Widget that runs commands in Terminal.

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Browser Wars: Game On

New SafariSkip on down to the screencast if you want to see some of the new Safari features.

In case you haven’t heard: the browser-builders have been busy. Safari 3 is in beta and it runs on Windows too. Netscape recently released a browser. Which one are you going to use?

Murphy uses Firefox and Safari. It’s one way to keep two Google accounts logged in simultaneously, although there’s apparently another way.

Using a Safari Auto-Click bookmark Murphy can load tabs for the blog, stats, ads, etc. Then he does his regular browsing with Firefox, mainly because there are so many add-ons to take advantage of. Of course, having two browsers open isn’t the best idea for conserving resources.

Safari loads very quickly, but Murphy prefers to the look of Firefox. Finding the right button is easier for aging eyes with a splash of color. Having the bookmarks sync from one machine to another is another nice feature. You could get the sync functionality on Safari with .Mac – but Murph isn’t a subscriber.

What about the new Safari?

Murphy loves the new find feature. The old one was somewhat lame. If you typed your search and hit Return the Find box closed and you had to Command+F again to get it back. This doesn’t happen with the new Find, which also has some slick eye-candy graphics which actually make it easier to view the results.

Moving tabs around has been graphically enhanced as well. It looks like moving photos in iWeb.

There’s another new feature too – check out the screencast to see how to recover a window you didn’t mean to close.

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Dragging Tabs and URLs

Dragging TabsUsually we save Monday for the really easy stuff. Murphy was a little late getting back from vacation, so this week it’s Tuesday.You can drag a URL from one window to another in Safari and Firefox.

You can create a new tab this way in Safari, or just drag a tab in Firefox. You can even drag a URL from Firefox to Safari.

In the screencast Murphy covers all the details. He’ll also show dropping a URL on the Desktop and dragging a background window – for a little bonus.

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Send a Page, Not a Link

Send a Page, Not a Link

How do you send links? Command+L to highlight the URL? Command+C to copy the link? Go to Mail, create a message, paste in the link…

You don’t have to do all that! If you’re loyal to the natives like Safari and Mail you can take advantage of Command+I when you need to send a page. Yes, Command+I. Safari and Mail will tag-team the rest.

This is so easy, we almost didn’t make the screencast. But maybe you’re at work and you want to see it right now. Go ahead and watch, it’s short.
Take a look at this entry on Hawkwings if you want some more information on other browsers and similar capabilities.

Murphy doesn’t even use Mail in a conventional way. But it’s often open for things like quickly sending attachments, and having the Mac respond to emails demanding action.

This little trick isn’t a bad reason to keep Mail open either.

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