Adding A “Recent Applications” Stack to the Dock In OS X 0

Just found this useful little tweak to add a stack (similar to the default Download one) which contains a list of recent open applications for a quick and easy access. Very handy if you happen to use certain regular applications and/or documents.

Type the following command in the Terminal:

defaults write persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'

then after that, type the following command:

killall Dock

to restart the Dock and then you will see a new icon, similar to the Download Stack, being added next to the Trash icon. You can also choose this new Stack to show information between “Recent Applications“, “Recent Documents“, “Recent Servers“, “Favorite Volumes” and “Favorite Items“.

Firefox Problem After Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10 (From 8.04) 0

After the smooth process of upgrading my Ubuntu from Hardy Heron (8.04) to Intrepid Ibex (8.10), I happen to notice my Firefox (version 3.03) starts to behave differently. For instance, Firefox’s toolbar always returns to the default layout and some of installed add-on icons do not appear even they are functioning properly.

After some trials and errors, I eventually found the culprit that is causing this strange behaviour: Ubuntu Firefox Modifications (version 0.6) add-on. Once it is disabled, Firefox behaves like normal. I suspect a newer version of this add-on is needed for the new Ubuntu 8.10, however I’m still yet to notice any problem after disabling it…