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Hardywood Gingerbread Stout at Sedona Taphouse. Beer lunch. http://elxr.co/p/aly

Hardywood Gingerbread Stout at Sedona Taphouse. Beer lunch. http://elxr.co/p/aly

Get Bent IPA at Sergio’s Italian Restaurant. http://elxr.co/p/506

Get Bent IPA at Sergio’s Italian Restaurant. http://elxr.co/p/506

Hardywood Cream Ale. Scored the last 6er at the FastStop. Very smooth. #hardywood. http://elxr.co/p/4qf

Hardywood Cream Ale. Scored the last 6er at the FastStop. Very smooth. #hardywood. http://elxr.co/p/4qf

Hoegaarden. Oldie but goodie. A solid wit. http://elxr.co/p/1u7

Hoegaarden. Oldie but goodie. A solid wit. http://elxr.co/p/1u7

Elixr iOS development fun facts
  • Lines of code: 36,534
  • Git commits: 1,570
  • 2x assets: 266
  • View Controller instances that make up the Main View structure: 13
  • NIBs used: 0
Blue Mountain Full Nelson at Mobelux. Happy launch day!! http://elxr.co/p/dx

Blue Mountain Full Nelson at Mobelux. Happy launch day!! http://elxr.co/p/dx

Legend Belgian Triple at Legend Brewing Company. One of my favs. http://elxr.co/p/b5/

Legend Belgian Triple at Legend Brewing Company. One of my favs. http://elxr.co/p/b5/

The Real Solution to bring back Swiping to Lion

This (previous post) is a hack to get Vertical swiping back on the Magic Trackpad and doesn’t work for a laptop trackpad. For this fact I think Apple’s intention is to use the Option key as a modifier to activate vertical swiping and it is likely this hack will be fixed at some point.

So my suggestion to get swiping back in your favorite cell-based apps like Carousel, Reeder, Twitter, etc is:

Left/Right Swiping

This will give you 3-finger left/right swiping like you were used to in SL (and maintain the nifty 2-finger peak-at-your-previous-page in Safari)

Up/Down Swiping

Up/down swiping will activate when Option is held down and when the Mission Control/App Expose gesture is performed. So pick which one you like the best, 3 or 4 finger. Not ideal if you are used to the way it was in SL, but like reverse scrolling, you’ll be OK.

HOWTO: Bring Back Vertical Swiping in Lion

Edit: Some people are saying they are not seeing the plist. It might be worth noting that the /Users/your_username/Library (~/Library) folder is hidden by default in Lion. To unhide it, open Terminal.app and issue the command chflags nohidden ~/Library/ Not sure if that will help people find the plist that needs to be edited or not.

Edit #2: It is possible this is a Magic Trackpad only fix

Edit #3: This is a hack, don’t do it. Look here instead.

One of my biggest annoyances about OSX Lion is that it broke vertical (up/down) 3-finger swiping in most of my favorite apps including Carousel.

So being the diligent developer that I am, I wanted to figure out why and try to fix it for our users. Turns out the code doesn’t need to be touched for the fix…

First, open up System Prefs and go to Trackpad>More Gestures and make sure you are set up like this:

Sys Prefs

Now you want to open up ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad.plist in your favorite editor and make set the value of key TrackpadThreeFingerVertSwipeGesture to 1

PList

Save the change you made to the plist and reboot (the system won’t pick up this change until you reboot).

Hard telling if this is a bug in the migration from Snow Leopard to Lion or if Apple left this out on purpose. But as of 10.7.0, this seems to work.

HOWTO: Sync Carousel saves/recents with Dropbox

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Like most Mac apps, Carousel stores support files in the Application Support directory, this of course includes the file used for saves and recents. You should be able to just copy and paste the commands after each step in your Terminal application…

  1. First quit Carousel and backup your file in case something goes wrong:

    cp -r ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.mobelux.Carousel ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.mobelux.Carousel.Backup
    
  2. Now copy the app support folder to Dropbox:

    cp -r ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.mobelux.Carousel ~/Dropbox/Other/
    
  3. Next you want to delete the support folder:

    rm -r ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.mobelux.Carousel
    
  4. Now for the Magic, create a symbolic link that contains a reference from the shiz on Dropbox to the shiz that Carousel is looking for:

    ln -s ~/Dropbox/Other/com.mobelux.Carousel ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.mobelux.Carousel
    
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each Mac you want to have synced saves and recents.