Tutorial: Quit All Applications and Log Out Application

With Mac OS X Lion, having to click the check box every time you want to quit all applications when you log out can be a real pain. This set of instructions will show you how to make a Mac application using Automator to quit all your open applications and log out in a simple double-click.

You will need:

  • Automator (Version 2.2.1)
  1. Open Automator
  2. Select “Application” and click “Choose”
  3. Find “Quit All Applications” in the Library and drag it into the workflow
  4. Find “Run Applescript” in the Library and drag it into the workflow after “Quit All Applications”
  5. Clear the default text and copy and paste the following into the text area:
    tell application "System Events"
    log out
    end tell
  6. Click “Options” and select “Ignore this action’s input” for both actions
  7. Click “File” and “Save…” and save to application to your desktop (or other desired location)
If you would like to assign the same icon shown on the logout window to your new application follow the following instructions:
  1. Find “GenericHome.png” (Macintosh HD/System/Library/CoreServices/SecurityAgentPlugins/HomeDirMechanism.bundle/Contents/Resources)
  2. Download and install Pixadex version 2.0.2 by Panic / Iconfactory (Click Here to Download)
  3. Open Pixadex and drag “GenericHome.png” into “My Icons”
  4. Right-click the icon, mouse over “Export” and click “Icon…”
  5. Save to desired location
  6. Right-click your new application and click “Get Info”
  7. Drag the “GenericHome” icon into the thumbnail icon in the top left corner of the Info window
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Watch: Doctor Who Cast and Crew Music Videos

A couple of days ago, some music videos surfaced on YouTube that were made by the cast and crew back in 2010 to close the Russell T. Davies and David Tennant era. The first is a parody to the song I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers (whom David is a big fan of) and the second is a funny tribute song from John Barrowman, Catherine Tate, and David Tennant to Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner, who helped make Tennant’s grand 2005-2010 one of the (if not the) best periods in Doctor Who history.

Take a look using the links below:
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s4Czla6tXc&
The Ballad of Russell and Julie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giaMRyn47Xg&

I think many fans who watch this will think back to Tennant’s time which, although it was less than two years ago, seems so much like a bygone era. I only started watching in 2010, so I missed this time, though I’ve now watched all the Tennant episodes, and Tennant is my favourite Doctor.

What do you think of these videos. Do you also think that Tennant is the best Doctor to date? Tell us in the comments.