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10.5.2 Fixes the Jumpy Mouse Issue

One of the noticeable fixes in 10.5.2 is that the Jumpy Mouse Problem that I wrote previously about is finally gone!

This one always happened while the MacBook Pro was searching for a wireless network. Sometimes the mouse would stay jumpy, even after finding and connecting to a wireless network. Only a reboot would get rid of the erratic pointer behavior.

So this one is finally fixed. And it makes the Lame Leopard very happy!

My only complaint is that it took four months for them to fix this one even though people have been reporting this issue since the day 10.5.0 came out.

Hidden Finder Options

MacOSXHints has a story about a hidden Finder option to show the full path name in the window title.

I found a bunch more hidden options.

  • _FXSecureEmptyTrashLevel
  • _FXColumnPreviewDelay
  • _FXShowPosixPathInTitle
  • _FXSynchronousIterators
  • _FXUseSharedNetworkSidebarNode
  • _FXNotificationProcessingMode
  • _FXPeabodyMenuBar
  • _FXTreatDesktopAsWindow
  • _FXEnableSP_SharedServerCount
  • _FXEnablePeabodyBrowser
  • _FXEnableSunriseAnimation
  • _FXEnableWarp
  • _FXDelaySnapshotImageCreation
  • _FXAnimationSpeedScaleTimesBase
  • _FXAnimationSpeedScaleTimesBase100
  • _FXBackupPrepareRevealDuration_ms
  • _FXBackupRevealDuration_ms
  • _FXBackupPromoteDuration_ms
  • _FXBackupUpdateDuration_ms
  • _FXBackupShowHideDuration_ms
  • _FXShowBackgroundAnimation
  • _FXTimeMachineLockFrontProcess
  • _FXBackupDisplayFadeDuration_ms
  • _FXBackupEnableDisplayFade
  • _FXAssumeLatestIsCurrent
  • _FXSmartNavigationPreviousNext
  • _FXCommandKeyForSmartNavigation

Some have interesting names. What for example is the ‘Peabody Browser’. And where does the ‘Sunrise Effect’ show? Leave a comment if you find out more.