Monthly archive for January 2008:

A “Go to Parent of Current Folder” Toolbar Button for Finder

Posted on January 10, 2008
Filed under Mac, Programming, Scripts | 7 Comments

Although the updated version introduced with Leopard significantly improves upon the one in Tiger, I still think Mac OS’s Finder is lacking in several departments. I Don’t feel “at home” with separate file managers (Path Finder or ForkLift, for example — even though I do own a license to the latter, I only use it […]

Collapsible Panel Component for Flex

Posted on January 4, 2008
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, Programming | 25 Comments

Here’s an another post in the same vein as my previous one: this time, the component I’m sharing is a Panel subclass that allows for collapsing and expanding its contents. What this means is that the user can click on the header of the Panel to make it toggle between an open or closed state, […]

Vertical TabNavigator Component for Flex

Posted on January 3, 2008
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, Programming | 43 Comments

I Some time ago ran into a situation with a Flex app I was working on where I needed to use a TabNavigator component, but have its TabBar situated on the left or right side of the ViewStack (instead of on the top, where it is in the default TabNavigator.) I Could not find any […]

Growlnotify Leopard Incompatibility Workaround

Posted on January 2, 2008
Filed under Mac, Programming, Scripts | 32 Comments

I Have a bunch of custom shell scripts that I use for various things, and most of them use the growlnotify utility that is distributed with Growl to display messages to the user. Unfortunately, as of this writing, growlnotify has some issues with Leopard and thus messages sent through it will be displayed only intermittently […]