OSX setup

I encountered a disk crash of my mac mini a few weeks ago. It’s not hardware trouble, but I can’t boot and login to OSX. Fortunatelly I backed up important data before the crash, but I had to install OSX and some softwares again. So I write this memo for setup in the future.

System Configuration

account > login option > disable auto login

StartupSound.prefPane

http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~arcana/StartupSound/index.en.html
to control volume or mute start-up sound.

Safari

Some add-ins and configurations for Safari.

Safari configuration

preferance > tab > enable tab browse and always display tabs

Bookmarklet to add google bookmark

I refered the following blog entry.
http://kengo.preston-net.com/archives/002495.shtml

javascript:location.href='http://www.google.com/bookmarks/mark?op=add&bkmk='+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+'&title='+encodeURIComponent(document.title)

Safari plus

allow you to delete non-favorite cookies only. And some useful features for managing cookies, images.
http://web.mac.com/jrc/SafariPlus/

Safri stand

Add good features to Safari.
http://hetima.com/safari/stand-e.html

Quick search is my favorite feature. This allow to search in address bar. You can search with google by ‘Command + L’ > ‘g keyword’ > enter. I added the following to use “I’m feeling lucky” feature of google.

http://www.google.com/search?q=@key&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&btnI=I%5C%27m+Feeling+Lucky

I assigned ‘go’ for the shortcut. You can go to a famous website by ‘Command+L’ > ‘go sitename’.

Media player plugin

WMV – Flip4Mac
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspx

Perian
http://perian.org/

Dashboard Widget

iStarter
http://widgets.tossen.net/
gives you a quicky access to shutdown, restart function.

Getter1

http://hccweb1.bai.ne.jp/ili/getter1.html
allow you to download video from YouTube, GoogleVideo, Stage6, etc.

Cot Editor

Plain text editor.
http://www.aynimac.com/p_blog/files/article.php?id=41

I’ll add some softwares in the list.

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OSX setup