iTunes 10

I installed iTunes 10 over the weekend and found one major annoyance.

Apple moved the window buttons to the side of the window, unnecessarily. It’s almost distracting, but easily changed.

Fire up Terminal and type:

defaults write full-window -boolean YES

to move the buttons back to the top. If you want to move them back to the side, replace YES with NO.

I think the icon for iTunes 10 is ugly and hopefully isn’t starting a trend for OS X or is indicative of things to come from Apple.

Apple Trackpad

Ask and ye shall receive…

I posted almost two years ago that I would love to see an Apple keyboard/trackpad combination for the desktop experience. It’s getting close.

Apple released their Magic Trackpad, a multi-touch surface that supports gestures for accomplishing tasks. It’s pretty close to what I asked for, except I wanted it integrated into the keyboard. Gizmodo has a review of the Trackpad, what it means for the future of OS X, and photoshopped images of a combination keyboard/trackpad that I originally dreamt about.