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UPDATE: A while back I was contacted by an Apple representative who expressed interest in providing an API suitable for FMN. If you want to revive FMN, please file a bug report at http://bugreport.apple.com (requires a free ADC membership) and say you want to support the enhancement in bug report 6018339. Apple considers duplicate bug reports “votes”, so every report is valuable!

RIP FMN: Unfortunately, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has killed FMN dead. FMN relied on being able to query the properties of windows during a “screen configuration is about to change” notification. Apple broke that ability in Leopard and doesn’t seem interested in restoring it. (They have closed the bug that I filed as “behaves as intended”.) I’m afraid I’m not realistically going to have the time to work around this problem. So as much as it pains me to say it, I’m going to have to declare FMN dead as of Leopard. Thanks to everybody who wrote telling me how they enjoyed the app — it was fun while it lasted!

Users of portable Macs, how many times have you encountered this scenario? You’ve connected your laptop to a nice big monitor, you have your windows arranged for optimal creativity and productivity, then you realize that there’s a meeting in 10 minutes and you need your Mac for a presentation. Suddenly, you break out into a cold sweat, knowing that the window arrangement you spent countless hours on will be lost! (Ok, maybe not hours, but still…)

Fear Not!

Thanks to Forget-Me-Not™, you need not worry! Forget-Me-Not® will remember your window positions for you! Forget-Me-Not© will save your window sizes! Forget-Me-Not¼ will restore everything for you when you re-connect your monitor! A picture says a thousand words—take a look at this graphical representation:

Without Forget-Me-Not:
Without Forget-Me-Not

With Forget-Me-Not:
With Forget-Me-Not

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Forget-Me-Not is a production of Nathaniel Gray and David Noblet. All offers void where prohibited. Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.


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Bug Reports, Discussion, and Version History

To report bugs or request features you can either send e-mail or post a comment on the latest post in the Forget-Me-Not category of my blog. That’s also where you’ll find a version history.

Some Details:

  • The current version of Forget-Me-Not is 1.0.2
  • It does not work properly with OS X 10.5 Leopard. (Sorry. We’re hurting too.)
  • Forget-Me-Not is a preference-pane-driven app that runs in the background.
  • It requires “access for assistive devices” to be enabled in the Universal Access preference pane.
  • It does work for X11 windows.
  • FMN has been developed and tested with OS X 10.4 Tiger, and should work with 10.3 Panther.
  • To get the FMN source, download and install the DARCS revision control system and do the following: darcs get http://www.n8gray.org/darcs/fmn


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Like my work? Check out HexaLex, my game for iPhone & iPod Touch. It's a crossword game like Scrabble, but played with hexagonal tiles. http://www.hexalex.com