Our bonus stories this week focus largely on fixing some of the irritations with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard’s transparent menu bar and Stacks feature.
Adam, Tonya, and Andy Ihnatko on MacNotables — After a long hiatus, Tonya and I and Andy Ihnatko connect with Chuck Joiner to record a two-part MacNotables podcast that ranges widely, as they always seem to. (Adam C. Engst, 2007-12-10)
Leopard Compatibility List Updated — Curious about what programs have been updated for Leopard? Look inside for a list of the important or interesting programs that specifically claim Leopard compatibility. (TidBITS Staff, 2007-12-06)
Quay Sticks It to Stacks — First the Dock lost its silly reflectiveness, then we blocked the menu bar’s transparency. Now a new utility, Quay, lets you replace Stacks in the Leopard Dock with folders that have hierarchical menus – just like on, uh, Tiger, Panther, and every iteration of Mac OS X. Except Leopard. Except that Quay’s hierarchical menus are cooler. (Matt Neuburg, 2007-11-27)
Accessing My Home Music Library with Simplify Media — Frustrated by not being able to listen to your music across an Internet connection because of limitations in iTunes? Simplify Media has the answer. (Jeff Carlson, 2007-11-16)
Transparent Menu Bar, Die Die Die! — The transparent menu bar has fallen, a victim of hackers’ ingenuity. Users, rejoice! (Matt Neuburg, 2007-11-16)
A Simple Hack To Fix Leopard’s Stacks — Frustrated by how Spaces uses meaningless document icons in the Dock? Rich Mogull points you to the solution. (Rich Mogull, 2007-11-15)