Deltaman
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Deltaman reviewed on 06 Apr 2014
Tears of Joy!

Restores some critical functions which were deleted/continue to be missing from all 6.x versions of AP Utility — real-time graphing of signal strength for connected clients to assist with optimum positioning of router & clients; identifying any active file sharing sessions before taking shared disk offline; viewing event logs for network problems & intrusion attempts..
[Version 1.2]



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Deltaman reviewed on 16 Dec 2013
With the default settings, I got a dark, opaque Dock background which obscured other items behind the Dock when active. The high-contrast helped visibility of some Dock icons, but fine details in some other icons were lost. The Dock reverted to Mavericks' default gray frequently and needed to be "toggled" to restore a dark background. Also, I noted some odd masking failures around the trash & nearby icons, letting patches of Mavericks' gray background slip through. For the time being, I've chosen to stay with Mavericks' default Dock appearance (the version I d/l is dated Nov. 4...).
[Version 1.0.4]


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Deltaman replied on 16 Dec 2013
I intended to post this as a reply to @tobiasl6093 — who suggested a different app called DocMod, from a developer called "Spyresoft.com" — That name made sense, after I discovered the app attempting to harvest my contacts!!!

Since "DocMod" isn't listed on MacUpdate, this looked like the best alternative spot for posting a warning to folks tempted to follow "tobiasl6093" advice.
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Deltaman replied on 17 Jan 2014
If "Nothinggoes (developer)" was giving more attention to this thread, "N*" would see that a link to malware was posted as a "solution" to "TransDock X." on 15-Dec. Because that malware — "DocMod" is not available directly thru MacUpdate, I posted my concerns about that product "HERE" — because "HERE" is WHERE MacUpdate members are going to find a link to it!!!

Since I already attempted (failed) to explain this more than one-month ago, the issue (malware threat) may now be easier for "Nothinggoes (developer)" to grasp, now that I have added a whole-bunch of additional exclamation points!!!!!!

Got it now??????

!!!
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Deltaman commented on 24 Nov 2013
Hmm, why does this App REQUIRE Internet access? Not only refuses to run, but self-destructs on launch...
[Version 4.5]


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Deltaman replied on 24 Nov 2013
I don't see a version 4.5; the d/l links here and at developer's site deliver version 1.1 — released last June.
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Deltaman commented on 16 Nov 2013
Here's a working link to developer's site:

http://www.creativengineering.it

... but it's also in Italian, so the only part I recognized was instructions for donating via PayPal.
[Version 0.1]


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Deltaman replied on 16 Nov 2013
(sorry for conversing w/ myself...)

Forgot to mention that Google Chrome will translate the page, but features appear very limited as compared to other MacOS "tweak" tools.

I'm still hoping for some "magic" to restore Labels to Mavericks 10.9...
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Deltaman commented on 30 Oct 2013
This developer deserves our praise for being 1st to release a Mavericks-compatible Tweaker/Maintenance tool!

In 10.9 as well as prior OSX versions, 2D/3D Dock has only applied to Dock appearance when positioned at bottom of my display; dunno if this true for other users...(???)

However, the "2D" toggle in iTweaks 5 doesn't alter my Dock's 3D tray appearance even when positioned at the bottom. (It does quit/relaunch when I click "Apply".)

Anyhow, I'm contentedly "stuck" with a 2D Dock on my 27" display, because accessing the Dock from either side is easier/faster than keeping it at the bottom — which often requires me to lift & drop the mouse to get there.

So, I'm really hoping to find a way to restore Dock Transparency, which has been disabled by default in 10.9. That new, military gray background must satisfy the post-apocalyptic esthetic which seems to have overwhelmed Jony Ive recently. I could forgive his obsession, except the gray messes with legibility of fine details and the app status lights on my Dock Icons. I found a bucket-full of PNG resources inside the Doc.app, and I suspect that some combination of 'em is responsible for generating the Dock background. If that's true. then Dock transparency is probably beyond the scope of apps that "tweak" hidden settings, since some PNG resources might need altering (hacking) in order to restore Dock transparency.

I'm hoping some geek wot's smarter 'n' me spots my lament, and will offer some useful insights on how to restore Dock transparency... TIA!!!
[Version 5.0.0]



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Deltaman reviewed on 26 Oct 2013
Fooled me! Version 2.7.4 is still not the hoped-for Mavericks-compatible upgrade...

I hope it will be a while before I need to run any maintenance tasks in Mavericks, but I'm eager to find a means for restoring Dock transparency. That tweak is apparently more difficult to implement in OS X 10.9.
[Version 2.7.4]



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Deltaman reviewed on 20 Oct 2013
The reviews are all praising this widget, but I may be missing the point of it…

MAC OSX already offers a convenient way to check the battery % remaining for any paired Apple mouse~keyboard~trackpad by 1st clicking "Show Bluetooth in menu bar" in the Bluetooth System Preference pane; thereafter, simply click on the Bluetooth menu bar item & drag down to the device you wish to check. When one of those paired Apple devices needs battery replacement, the menubar icon will begin to blink.
[Version 5.3]



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Deltaman had trouble on 30 Oct 2013
This developer deserves our praise for being 1st to release a Mavericks-compatible Tweaker/Maintenance tool!

In 10.9 as well as prior OSX versions, 2D/3D Dock has only applied to Dock appearance when positioned at bottom of my display; dunno if this true for other users...(???)

However, the "2D" toggle in iTweaks 5 doesn't alter my Dock's 3D tray appearance even when positioned at the bottom. (It does quit/relaunch when I click "Apply".)

Anyhow, I'm contentedly "stuck" with a 2D Dock on my 27" display, because accessing the Dock from either side is easier/faster than keeping it at the bottom — which often requires me to lift & drop the mouse to get there.

So, I'm really hoping to find a way to restore Dock Transparency, which has been disabled by default in 10.9. That new, military gray background must satisfy the post-apocalyptic esthetic which seems to have overwhelmed Jony Ive recently. I could forgive his obsession, except the gray messes with legibility of fine details and the app status lights on my Dock Icons. I found a bucket-full of PNG resources inside the Doc.app, and I suspect that some combination of 'em is responsible for generating the Dock background. If that's true. then Dock transparency is probably beyond the scope of apps that "tweak" hidden settings, since some PNG resources might need altering (hacking) in order to restore Dock transparency.

I'm hoping some geek wot's smarter 'n' me spots my lament, and will offer some useful insights on how to restore Dock transparency... TIA!!!
[Version 5.0.0]



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