iMac DOA…

There is trouble in paradise. My 2011 iMac has a faulty graphics card and has all the classic symptoms. After taking it for a checkup  with an Apple tech, they confirmed my own diagnoses. After doing some research I found there was an recall on my iMac,  but I was unware of it at the time in 2013 when they issued it. Now I am stuck with a computer that is going to cost more than it’s worth to fix.  So I guess it’s time to recycle it and start saving for a new one.

Kill the Dock

Have you ever had the Dock in OS X to freeze up? Did you know you can restart it by using a simple terminal command?
Just go to the terminal app and type in killall -KILL Dock at the prompt. The dock will disappear and reappear in a couple of seconds.

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Using the Color Picker Anywhere

On the mac I use the color picker all the time. I’ve always wanted to be able to use it without opening an application. I’ve found a way you can and it’s pretty simple too.

Open up AppleScript  Editor) and enter this text:

choose color

Now, save it as an application (File -> Save As, and set the File Format pop-up to Application), and you’re done!

It’s a simple script saved as an application that will open up the Mac OS X Color Picker without having to use an application to get to it.

Got this great tutorial from