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Is anyone able to use Unsanity haxies with Lion?

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  • Wizard_Magic_Spell Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Yeah. It looks as if it's now all over. Shame,because I liked changing my Mac's cursor to a rainbow pattern via an Insanity haxie.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)

    Wizard_Magic_Spell wrote:

     

    • Insanity's website is dead>>>>>>>

    Forbidden

    You don't have permission to access / on this server.

    Thank goodness for that. They just couldn't keep up. Glad to see the end of this thread also.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • oxcart Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Barney-15E wrote:

     

    By far and away the biggest problem is that there is no keyboard shortcut for find-by-file-name, and you have to navigate a dropdown menu.  This shortcut disappeared in the transition from 9.2 to 10.0 and did not come back till 10.4. 

    cmd-ctrl-f

     

    Indeed, cmd-f gives you a find by file name dialog box.  They brought it back a bit quicker this time, it only took from 10.8.0 to 10.8.2.  Last time it was 10.0 to 10.4 before it came back.

     

    I am glad that this Insanity thread is dead.  I stayed with it because of how bitter some people on a thousand buck computer can get over the loss of ten bucks on a haxie or two.

     

    As for Windowmizer:  it is not quite fast enough for my likeing.  A bigger problem is that when you minimize a Word document, say, and then use cmd-` to rotate through the open documents, it does not bring up the minimized window because it is 'owned' by Windomizer, not word.  No way round that that I can see.

     

    Bye-bye for now.

  • itasarah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2013 3:40 PM (in response to oxcart)

    I am not unhappy with Windowmizer. It beats the alternative which apparently is NO MORE.Did you try writing the developer about what you would like to see improved?  One more thing, I don't think it was about the $10. It was about taking money and not keeping a promise or even communicating with their followers.  It just wasnit the right way to carry on.

  • Marianco1 Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

    Unsanity is dead.  The website no longer loads.

    The twitter page has had no response in 2 years.

     

    While it lasted, their Haxies allowed users to customize their's Mac's interface.  They were great customizations.

     

    Unfortunately, with technological progress, their software became more unstable, causing headaches for other developers including Apple. Stabilizing one's system meant removing their APE hack and their Haxies.

     

    In tech technology world, things move very quickly.  Unsanity's developers simply could not keep up with the changes. Their software's last compatible operating system was Mac OS X 10.6.  We are now at Mac OS X 10.9.

     

    It was good while it lasted.  They are now just a part of history.  They even have a Wikipedia page.

  • yorkmin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been using Windomizer, and there's now a new version out. To get 3.0, you have to go to the Windomizer site itself: www.rgbworld/windowmizer.

     

    I find it just as good at collapsing windows.

     

    I also find Tuck useful, from www.irradiatedsoftware.com.

  • itasarah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 3:51 PM (in response to yorkmin)

    I am VERY happy with Windomizer. I don't know how to live without it. All those months and months without the haxie was miserable and of course their customer service was worse than imagainable. Anywy the developer of Windomizer is VERY responsive and friendly and I would recommend this to anyone! Life is much easier with less windows in one's way!

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 4:23 PM (in response to yorkmin)

    yorkmin wrote:

     

    I've been using Windomizer, and there's now a new version out. To get 3.0, you have to go to the Windomizer site itself: www.rgbworld/windowmizer.

     

     

    that link doesn't work.

     

    Pete

  • FloridaPilotBob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Avoid WindowMizer.  Poor customer service, and they jack the price up for OS upgrades instead of doing an honorable job of supporting their existing customers.

  • Chris Kassa Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    As anyone who has contacted me for support - without making threats knows, I provide first rate support and I am actively developing WindowMizer.

     

    Version 3 has added a bunch of new features:

     

    • Ability to hide the dock icon
    • Alternative menu icon interface
    • Notifications when running as background app
    • User definable shortcut keys
    • Global shortcuts for all actions
    • Application-specific configuration
    • Sound Effects
    • Contextual drop-down window menu from collapsed windows
    • Auto resizing of windows to fit on-screen
    • Improved support for Adobe® Applications
    • Multiple-display improvements for Mavericks new 'Separate Spaces'
    • New Gatekeeper authentication required for Mavericks

     

    The upgrade is $4.99 and can be tried for free for 14-days by downloading it from:

    http://www.rgbworld.com/windowmizer

  • itasarah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have to respectfully disagree with you. I have contacted the windomizer developer on several occasions and always gotten a reply back. Unfortunatly he is not the only one that charges for upgrades. windowshades did that as well and the last time I paid for upgrade they stopped making and/or supporting the product and none of us got our money back.  If the upgrades are to close together and are minor fixes then I don't think we should be charged or at least charged a lot of money, but I am very happy with this windomizer and am glad that the developer/owner is keeping up with the Apple upgrades!!

  • yorkmin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 5, 2013 5:23 PM (in response to itasarah)

    I too like Windomizer, and don't think the $4.50 upgrade charge was a hardship so it works with Mavericks. I just wish it were also possible to add the ability to shrink it to a tiny window like Unsanity did, transparent, etc. I like to use my windows in different ways, and put them aside in different ways, as I have a lot filling this 27" screen.

  • oxcart Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 12:29 PM (in response to yorkmin)

    yorkmin wrote:

     

    ...as I have a lot filling this 27" screen.

    What!  You are on Mavericks and still havn't got round to keeping your files in the "all my files" **** hole. 

     

    I was happily on SnowLeopart until last monday when the last of the glorious mbp's got stolen.  I'm crying in my diet coke... it had a matt screen, two SSDs, a thunderbolt port and a quad processor, and could still run SnowLeopard.  It was available for a fleeting moment in Feb 11 and I'll never find another one. 

     

    A serious question:  can anyone reassure me that the glossy retina screen is not as bad as a glossy iMac screen?

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 2:25 PM (in response to oxcart)

    Open a new discussion. This has nothing to do with this thread and will attract more help as a seep rate topic.

     

    Pete

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