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Widescreen hack for Yojimbo 2

Yojimbo 2 with widescreen hack

Thanks to this tip on editing compiled .nib files, I’ve finally been able to re-instate the widescreen hack for Yojimbo 2. With the new Tag Explorer, this makes a total of 4 possible vertical panes, so it may not suit you as well as it did for version 1, but I still prefer it.

Download

Yojimbo-Wide-2.zip

Installation

This hack is for Yojimbo v2 only. Please make sure you update before installing this hack.

Backup Yojimbo first. Nothing bad should happen, but belt-and-braces, you know? Also, if you get sick of this view and want the old one back, just replace it with the backup. Also, this hack will stop working at the next Yojimbo update.

To install, ctrl-click on Yojimbo.app in the Finder, choose ‘Show Package Contents’ from the context menu. Navigate to /Contents/Resources/English.lproj/ and replace the OGMainWindow.nib file with the one in the download.

Also, if you’re interested in a change of icon, I’ve been using the beautiful Edo icon set as replacements:

Installing Summerboard Themes

Screenshot of shelves theme

I recently had a go at installing the excellent Wood Shelves Summerboard* theme on my iPhone, but found the process of adding a theme manually a blind stumble. It involves using SFTP to connect to the phone, but various tutorials had outdated information, and I had to cobble together the various snippets until I got it to work.

So, just in case this is useful for someone else, here’s how I got it to work. This assumes you’ve already jailbroken your iPhone, and have installer.app and Summerboard installed, ready and waiting for you.

How to connect to your iPhone (1.1.4) and add a Summerboard theme:

  1. Via Installer.app, install BSD Subsystem and OpenSSH (found in the ‘System’ Category)
  2. Go to Settings> Wi-Fi > (Network Name) and click on the blue arrow to get your IP address.
  3. In Transmit (or other SFTP capable app), enter the following information to connect:
    • IP Address
    • Username: root
    • Password: alpine (not ‘dottie’!)
    • Mode: SFTP
  4. Once connected, navigate to /private/var/mobile/Library/Summerboard/Themes. There are, it seems, 2 locations for Summerboard themes, but for the 1.1.4 iPhone, this is the one SMB prefs reads from – iPod Touch may be different.
  5. Upload the theme folder and change permissions on the folder (and its contents) to 755

The theme will now show up in the SMB prefs menu! Hurrah!

Vishal Parpia reminded me that you should disable SFTP by removing OpenSSH afterwards, otherwise your iPhone becomes eminently hackable. If you can work out how to change the root user password, so much the better!

*(a theming app for the iPhone and iPod Touch’s ‘Springboard)

Yojimbo 1.5 Widescreen

I’ve updated the Yojimbo widescreen hack for version 1.5 (which supports adding images and icons by the way!).

Download

Yojimbo.zip

Installation

This hack is for Yojimbo v1.5, and has only been tested on Leopard. It should work on Tiger too, but I can’t guarantee it!

Backup Yojimbo first. Nothing bad should happen, but belts-and-braces, you know? Also, if you get sick of this view and want the old one back, just replace it with the backup.

To install, ctrl-click on Yojimbo in the Finder, choose ‘Show Package Contents’ from the context menu. Navigate to /Contents/Resources/English.lproj/ and replace the OGMainWindow.nib file with the one in the download.

Yojimbo widescreen view hack

Having tried just about every notebook, organiser and outliner app over the last 3 years, I’ve become an eager convert to Yojimbo. Here’s a little hack that makes the main window use a 3 vertical pane view, like the letterbox plugin does for Apple Mail.

Yojimbo window showing widescreen vertical hack

There is a wee bug to be aware of. when you resize it too small, the list pane jumps right and covers up the preview. Clicking the splitter bar (the bit inbetween the 2 panes with an indented dot) brings it back though.

Download

Yojimbo.zip

Installation

This hack is for Yojimbo v1.4. Please make sure you update before installing this hack.

Backup Yojimbo first. Nothing bad should happen, but belts-and-braces, you know? Also, if you get sick of this view and want the old one back, just replace it with the backup.

To install, ctrl-click on Yojimbo in the Finder, choose ‘Show Package Contents’ from the context menu. Navigate to /Contents/Resources/English.lproj/ and replace the OGMainWindow.nib file with the one in the download.

You've got to hide your styles away!

No matter how you try and avoid it, you often get to the point where you need to hide CSS from a particular browser, because of a bug. Its 'not cricket' but they work, and they validate. So rather than being an article as such, what I've done here is gather all the various links for hiding CSS from browsers.

Please let me know if you find any more!