Using giant letters to identify dock files

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    Here's a simple trick I invented this morning.

    I sometimes keep notes to myself in TextEdit windows while I'm working. Sometimes I save them when I'm done, but more often I don't. It's one of many ways to simulate a Scrapbook. I have the iClip widget and I've used multiple-clipboard tools too, but I find TextEdit just as convenient.

    If I have 2 or 3 or 4 of these "notes" windows open, named Untitled.txt, Untitled 2.txt, etc., then when I have them minimized I can't tell them apart in the dock.

    So here's my new trick: I type a short name at the top of the file and set it to 120-point type. Now I can tell which notes file is which in the dock and I don't even have to hover to see filenames!

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  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Now that's a good idea! I've never quite got the hang of the iClip widget.

    I use stickies for notes at the moment but this seems like a good way of keeping track of things. I might give it a go too
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I do this same thing, and I think this trick is awesome! This will save me TONS of time! When you do exposé for all windows, this is also useful, because I have so many open that it makes them so tiny I can't read the regular size writing!
     
  5. mersea macrumors regular

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    Something I've found quite useful is Sidenote . It hides itself inconspiciously off to the side of your screen (you pick, left or right) and you just mouse over to that side (or use the hotkey) and it opens up, ready for you to type. When your done, you just move your cursor off and it automatically hides itself after a set amount of time (less than a second).
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for the tip. I cannot believe I hadn't thought of that before, it's so simple. I like. :)
     

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