After 3 months of work I’ve released D-Box 2.2. It’s a quite large update, although the versioning doesn’t indicate it. Check out what’s new here, and grab your own copy here. It’s possible to skin D-Box 2.2, so it’s possible to get the old D-Box 2.1 look back if it’s more your cup of tea.
Today Mozillalaunched a new version of it’s fine e-mail client Thunderbird. Thunderbird 3, as it is called, includes a lot of new features, such as a very quick search, great integration with Spotlight, and tabs. Tabs is a feature that we generally associates with browsers such as Firefox and Safari, but it’s actually very useful in an e-mail client as well. If you for example double-click a message, it will open in a new tab. Searching will also bring up a new tab.
The problem with tabs in an e-mail client, is that you generally don’t need them for a longer period. In Firefox I usually have 10 to 15 tabs open at all times, but in Thunderbird I usually stick with one. Since the tab-bar takes up quite a lot of valuable horizontal space, it would make sense to hide the tab-bar when you don’t need it. Firefox has a nice feature called “auto hide”. It makes the tab-bar disappear when the window only have one tab open. I’ve browsed through Thunderbird’s settings window, but haven’t found anything similar. Fortunately, I’ve found a “hidden” setting that allows you to turn on auto-hiding.
Open Thunderbird’s Preferences window (Tools -> Options on Windows, Edit -> Preferences on Linux and Thunderbird -> Preferences on Mac)
Click on “Advanced”
Click on the “Config Editor” button (which is under the “General” tab)
Search for “mail.tabs.autoHide”
Double-click on the setting so that it becomes “true” (and the font changes to bold)
Prepare for the new D-Box 2.2! It is simply amazing. Trust me! Some of the changes are:
The application data are saved at more sane places
Built in support for screenshots (very easy to browse them and to set one as the application’s icon)
Much work to make D-Box fit better on OS-X
Support for custom themes (if you i.e. want to have the old D-Box look on Mac)
No DosBox console by default
GUI for choosing between icon and text, just text or only icon display in application list
Automatically check for new versions
And a lot more!
This is, by far, the best release yet, but to make sure it keeps up to my expectations I’ve decided to arrange a little beta period. So take it for a spin, and leave some feedback in the comment field!
Now that I finally managed to release D-Box 2.1, I’ve dusted off an old project: Creating a new and exciting product page for the application. I think it’s at least a bit cooler than the old google style page, and hope you feel the same:) It isn’t exactly an encyclopedia of fact, but it contains the most useful stuff. I will still keep the old page, but just for developing and wiki related stuff. Thanks to Gisle it now has it’s own subdomain under the truben.no umbrella.
It has, among many really usable features, a cool new look called “Floppy Flow”. Although it’s highly experimental, it’s worth trying:) Access it by pressing the Prefrences icon (the gear in the toolbar) and select “Flow View”.
Podcastinations første sending er nå klar for lytting. Sett deg tilbake i godstolen å la ørene dine bli fortryllet av Tobias‘ myke radiostemme, Mortens skarpe og kritiske røst og Peders snøvlete bergensdialekt.
The wait is finally over! Higren.com has a new look and a brand new shop. I’ve been helping Eirik (Higren) to create a new dynamic website+shop for some time, but because of bugs in the shop plug in and in WordPress it has been impossible to buy items. The problems are now hopefully solved. The only thing that remains is that Higren publishes some new super cool products.
Some technical information: The page currently runs a customized WordPress 2.8. The shop itself is powered by a modified WP e-Commerce 3.7 plugin. I can’t really say I’m impressed by either the plugin or WordPress from a technical view, but they’re at least easy to use and simple to hack.
My friend Tobias (The IT drummer) played a stunning consert with his band Denver Mini at the student pub Hulen yesterday, and I was lucky enough to attend. For you poor souls who didn’t see this spectacular show, here’s what you missed: