8 bit to 10 bit Colour Issues Mac Fix

Apple added 10-bit colour to the Apple Display drivers this is causing issues with older Macs including the Mac-Mini this little application can fix it by allowing you to select 8-bit from the list.

ResXtreme

ResXtreme provides access to all display modes for each connected screen, including extended and HiDPI modes accessible only via private system APIs. These private modes are not normally accessible to App Store apps.

Mouse Acceleration on MacOS

ExactMouse acceleration killer:

ExactMouse from Steelseries removes mouse acceleration on the Mac.

Acceleration is a a problem for me when using a mouse on any computer that requires precise pointer placement. It is not easy to disable it completely on the Mac without using some fancy terminal command.

To make it easy to disable acceleration either term-rally or permanently you can use the ExactMouse tool from Steelseries. The improvement in general mouse work are subtle but noticeable and improve the feel of high quality gaming mice.

Download from steelseries site.

 

ExactMouse acceleration app installation dialog

Turn off Notification Requests in Safari

For some reason Web Browsers such as Safari have added the ability for Web Sites to request the sending of Notifications using the OS notification system. Quite why anyone would want this on 99% of the sites is beyond me.

If you are fed up with constantly having to say no to these requests there is a way to turn off all requests in Safari, and certainly other browsers too.

To turn of the prompts go to:

Settings > Websites > Notifications

and deselect the check box at the bottom of the pane.

 

Hide High Sierra Update

Recently I selected update all from the Mac Store which downloaded the latest version of OS X High Sierra. This is not an update I want or need at this time, issues abound which is enough said.

I found it tricky to remove the update from the list on the Appstore. It turns out there is a slight bug on the App Store app whereby Right Clicking in the description doesn’t always register. To reveal the hide this update it is sometime necessary to click in-between the characters, you may need to right click about a little to bring up the button.

To remove this update if you chose it mistakenly you first need to remove the downloaded package from you Application folder then right click (control click) on the description in the App Store listing and when it appears chose hide this update.

Apple in their wisdom seem to delight in us having to jump through hoops at the simplest of tasks.

Waffen One: Schnuller

After years of avoiding weapons I have just completed my first one an Assault Rifle concept of my own design. I did all the work in Modo including the concepting while I modelled this meant it took a bit. I may do some more in the future as I learned a few tricks in doing the piece.

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The name schnuller is a play on words from the US English translation.