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Graffiti lets you flip any window in a Cocoa application over and write text on the back. You can save this text to a file. In order to use Graffiti, you have to download and install SIMBL.

What's New

Version 0.4:
  • Japanese Localization (Thanks E-WA and t-blade!)
  • Rudimentary support for associating text with windows (For now, this only works for Cocoa applications using NSDocument or the NSWindow frameAutosaveName feature.)
  • I guess I am working on this some more, after all

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later (It may run on 10.1, I haven't tested it.)

*Previously available here

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Anonymous
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when i installed it, upon launching a cocoa app (eg terminal, safari) i get the message saying "this application has unexpectedly quit etc".
carbon apps still launch fine (eg QT)

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Version 0.4
Ian Henderson (Developer)
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Send me the crash log (/Users/YOU/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/TheApplicationThatCrashed.crash.log) at ian@ianhenderson.org and I'll see what's happening. Until then, just remove Graffiti from the SIMBL plugins directory. It might be conflicting with something else that's trying to load (e.g., APE).

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Anonymous
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"I guess I am working on this some more, after all"

:)

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Version 0.4
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Anonymous
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To developer:

Me and my colleague have modified it to be fully-localizable (i.e. made menu item strings which were hard-coded in 0.3 editable), and added Japanese localization.

Is it okay to release it as 0.31 or 0.4?

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Version 0.3
Ian (Developer)
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Sure, I don't really care.

Ian (Developer)
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If you don't mind, though, could you send me the source, as I may actually add more to this (I wasn't really expecting as many people to like it as actually did :).

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Anonymous
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To developer: Thanks for the 3 versions anyway, I still think it's neat and I'm glad it found its way here.

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Version 0.3
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Ron
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Neat hack. Fun.

Gripes: 1. Terminal won't flip back! 2. New menu item takes too much space. 3. F7 doesn't work on PowerBook--already used for monitor switching.

Suggestions: 1. Change window title to reversed letters to complete the illusion. 2. Shorten menu name from "Graffiti" to just "G". 3. Use a different (user-selectable) keyboard shortcut--F12 maybe?

Looking forward to an improved version...

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Version 0.2
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Anonymous
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1) Huh, strange. I'll make it disable itself in Terminal.app.
2) Ok, I'll add a preference.
3) You can use "fn" (I actually use a PowerBook too), but I'll add some preferences for the next release.

Ron
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Thanks for the quick response! Downloaded v0.3 & it fixed most of the issues I raised. (Terminal still flips, doesn't flip back though.) Since you apparently weren't the one that put this on MU, do you have any qualms about it becoming a SourceForge project?

One great use of this little hack is as a "Boss" key. If someone (boss or otherwise) starts snooping at your screen, just hit the hot key and watch his/her reaction!

Thanks again.

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Anonymous
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Too cool =)

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Version 0.2
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Anonymous
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It would be cool if the text was metadata that got associated with the window's file on disk, but as it is, it's pretty useless.

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Version 0.2
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Kballard
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I don't understand the point of this. It just turns any window into a text field. Why would I possibly want to use this instead of, say, opening a new BBEdit window?

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Version 0.2
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Pawn1
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Very inventive extension, would be nice if i could remove the Graffiti menu via some preferences or config file.

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Version 0.2
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Anonymous
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SICK :D.

This will be handy for times i need it. Dont know how many of my apps it will work on.
And wow it works on safari. This will be nice when i copy the source code to view it in a nice big window!

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Version 0.1
Kballard
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Uhh, what? You can expand the source code window as large as you please

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Downloads 5,653
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License Free
Date 14 Nov 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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