Ever since installing Snapz Pro X, I have been interested in turning off the splash screen that appears every time I startup my MacBook. Today, I took the time to do a little digging at Ambrosia Software’s website and found the FAQ that answers my question:
Can I get rid of the Splash Screen?
Which provided the following solution, open a terminal and type in the following:
defaults write com.ambrosiasw.snapz SkipSplashScreen true
I found the following site that explains what you need to do, I will simply summarize for my specific application/needs:
- Make an image that is 128px by 128px in Photoshop (other other program)
- Save as a PSD or as a PNG file with a transparent background
- If you don’t have Apple’s Developer Tools installed, install them now
- Open “Icon Composer”, /Developer/Applications/Utilities
- Drag your PSD/PNG into the 128px square and confirm the defaults for the dialogs
- Save this file to your computer
- Download Icns2Rsrc
- Open Icns2Rsrc and File->Open and select the file you saved from step #6 above
- It will save a file with the same name and location (with a .rsrc extension)
- Command-I that file and and the folder you want to use the new graphic
- Highlight the graphic in the upper right of the .rsrc file and Edit->Copy (Command-C)
- Highlight the graphic in the upper right of the folder and Edit->Paste (Command-V)
- Close both “Info” dialogs and the folder should now display your custom graphic in Finder (including Cover Flow view).
I believe that I have finally resolved the problem on my MacBook when starting Mail.app that it would display this error message “SyncServer has unexpectedly quit” with a relaunch button.
After doing a few google searches I found a site that referenced this problem a way to resolve it.
Since, I wasn’t using .Mac for anything the solution was to:
1) Delete the following folder: /Users//Library/Application Support/SyncServices/