We have a tasty issue for you this week, with Jeff Carlson’s review of the Eat Your Books cookbook index website sandwiched between a pair of Mac articles. First, Adam Engst shares a tip on how macOS 12 Monterey users can display draggable window proxy icons all the time without requiring an annoying hover to reveal them. Then Josh Centers takes a hard look at Universal Control, the fabulous new feature of macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4 that lets you use your Mac’s keyboard and pointing device to control up to three other Macs or iPads. Notable Mac app releases this week include Zoom 5.10, Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.1, BusyCal 2022.1.4 and BusyContacts 1.6.5, Retrospect 18.5.2, Mellel 5.1.1, Alfred 4.6.5, and Google Chrome 99.
Adam Engst stumbled across an Accessibility setting that ensures that window proxy icons—those little icons that appear next to window titles—show at all times, rather than after a 1-second hover. This setting returns proxy icons to their former utility, and if you’re not clear what that was, Adam explains that too.
Are your shelves groaning with cookbooks that you pull down only for a recipe or two? All sorts of culinary riches are tucked between beautifully printed pages in Jeff Carlson’s kitchen, but when he was looking for a recipe, he used to revert to a random Google search. No more, thanks to the Eat Your Books website that helps you find recipes in your cookbook collection.
At long last, Universal Control is here, and it lets you control up to three additional Macs and iPads using one Mac’s keyboard and pointing device. It’s remarkable, but how are you going to use it?
Adds support for signing into Zoom using an Apple ID. (Free, 30.5 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Maintenance release for the drive cloning and backup utility with a few key bug fixes. ($39.99 new, free update, 19,2 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Brings improvements and bug fixes to the calendar and contacts apps. ($49.99 new for each, free updates, various sizes, macOS 10.12+)
Improves the Anomaly Detection feature that tries to identify ransomware activity. ($49 for Solo and $119 for Desktop new, free update, upgrade pricing available, 170 MB, macOS 10.8.5+)
Maintenance release for the word processor focused on bug fixes. ($49 new, free update, 107 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Improves result reselection behavior in the keyboard-driven launcher's results. (£23 new, free update, 4.9 MB, macOS 10.11+)
Security update responding to new zero-day vulnerability affecting Chromium-based browsers. (Free, 182 MB, macOS 10.11+)