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hogash says

I have a Performance MX for about 2 years which was amazing on Windows8 and now since i switched to Mac it was a bit difficult since i had to adjust the speed and most difficult part – the scrolling.

I hate the accelerated scrolling because it’s imprecise for a mouse and very useful of touchscreen devices & laptop touchpad.

I’m using a tiny app Scroll Reverser to have a natural scrolling on touchpad, but normal scrolling on mouse (wheel down >scrolling down).

I found this solution for killing the acceleration http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5782884/disabling-mouse-acceleration-in-mac-os-x however i still have problems with Photoshop when zooming, it’s crazy.

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hogash says

Switched to Mac few years ago, never look back once you get use to the shortcut and how easy it is to install app, setup etc. Don’t even need a trackpad or mouse. Wondering hows the performance when hook to the thunderbolt display. I have a MBA, but when I hook onto an external monitor, the fan start making noise and the MBA become very hot. Then performance drop. Is it because this is a MBA? Or?

On a MBP the fan never starts. Usually when opening Firefox + PS only :D

264 posts The Joomla Guy
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hogash says

For the love of almighty guardians of the galaxy team.

Please avoid giving answers based on what one think he understood. You may be correct, is not this the point, but we don’t want this to become another “Authors, VAT and a Global Marketplace” with 500 replies where each one speculates and give answers and reply to each other. We all know how that thread ended.

For users please ask questions and then wait for the staff to answer. Avoid answering to other users. Even if you are correct is not official till staff reply to the question. We need official answers to refer to, because else in a few years we may get some new change and we get to the same point as we are now with “Hey we thought everyone knew that you have to give all the money you’ve earned in the past back to marketplace starting 1 January 2020”

For staff, please quote each question and provide an answer if possible. If not please specify for each question that you don’t know or you can’t answer.

Thank You (again authors/buyers not saying you didn’t understood correctly, but please leave the staff to answer each issue as dumb it may look to others)

+111 :D

Waiting for these answers, as well.


Am I the direct seller of my items on this marketplace?
Can I get the name, address an VAT ID of my buyers?
If I’m right you have to answer both questions with the same answer
264 posts The Joomla Guy
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hogash says

Thanks for the tips everyone, from what i see it’s obvious i just have to wait a bit more to get used, today tried using multiple desktops with shortcuts cmd+1 2 3.. and it’s yummy, love it.

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hogash says

A Mac/PC thread that hasn’t turned into a flame war yet?!

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hogash says

I see, great tips and love the positive attitude, really helpful to surpass frustrations. Indeed shortcuts are essential. For instance in Sublime almost all shortcuts are different because of the Cmd key and it’s position on the keyboard. I got used to it and it’s ok now.

I haven’t tried though with multiple desktops because i have 2 displays, but i’ll give a try, certainty will help with easy shortcuts like Cmd+1 2 3 etc.

As a list of little utility apps that make my life easier (which surprisingly many are default in Win8) are:
  • HyperDock & HyperSwitch
  • Alfred (spotlight alternative)
  • BetterTouchTool / BetterSnapTool for snapping windows like Win does.
  • PopClip (+ extensions) – amazing little tooltip app
  • Caffeine App
  • XtraFinder – Finder on steroids
  • Jettison (quickly eject external drives)
  • Funter (toggle hidden files fast)
  • Bartender (hide stuff in menu bar)
  • Day-O (better date display)

Great tips on Default folder and Size Up. As a size up alternative i use Moom which is cool too.

264 posts The Joomla Guy
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hogash says

Good thread, i was also thinking to buy a MAC for work, but i’m so used to Windows and i love it, so i’m afraid to spend $5K of something that might not be good for me. Seeing the OS in action i know that it has a lot of limitations so it would be awesome if we could hear from someone who did the transition easy and doesn’t miss anything.

Amen brotha’, same fear for me too for the last few months. What convinced me was a webdevelopment conference i went to, and saw around 90% having Macs. I said to myself, daamn i’m doing it wrong, it’s obvious now. I don’t regret at all having a Macbook, as i said it’s gorgeous piece of hardware.

Now this is my experience and i’m really curious what others are saying, perhaps i should stop bitching and just accept things as they are.

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hogash says

Hey guys, recently i moved from a PC (Win8) to a splendid Macbook Pro 15’’ Retina + Thunderbolt display, and can i say it’s an amazing piece of hardware.

Unfortunately though i cannot say much about MacOS, i feel like productivity has dropped and mostly everything i do takes longer and it’s complicated. The UI is gorgeous, don’t get me wrong, for navigation, music, movies, built in unix terminal etc. seems great, however for work it doesn’t seem so.

I noticed that switching apps, navigating through windows, unuseful dock or multitasking are quite hard and painful than on Windows. Hot corners are a bit annoying i often mistakenly move the mouse. I said, ok it takes time to get used to, but it’s been already 1 month and still find working hard. Luckily with some nice apps like HyperDock, HyperSwitch, Alfred, BetterSnapTool, XtraFinder i reduce the pain.

For users who moved from Windows to MacOS, was the transition hard? Do you also think that work is a bit harder than before or it’s just me, still not getting used with?

I’m thinking of installing Win8 for work and leave MacOS for “home” use. Does anyone have this configuration?

PS: This is NOT a PC/Win vs Mac thread, they’re both good. Don’t turn this into such thread please.

EDIT: Can you recommend great apps that improve your workflow?

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hogash says


And how is ‘paid support’ not considered a form of ‘subscription-based business’ by your definition? If Envato has to implement this proposal, paid updates seem to be better for both authors and buyers because the market will be similar to what’s available now.

However, if buyers have to pay to ask a question, I don’t think that is fair for them. Just an example. Imagine you have bought a theme but haven’t used it for months. When you finally want to use it, you have a question regarding how to set up the theme. Would you pay for such a simple question, and how much would you consider reasonable? This would fall under ‘support’ by the current definition, and you would need to pay to ask the question if Envato opted for ‘paid support’.

1) Envato is only doing what most major theme shops outside has said so far (Woothemes, iThemes, etc) The most time consuming problems are with support. But not everyone burdens the developer (be it theme or plugin) with support :) Oh yea, before someone decides to challenge this statement, Woothemes and iThemes are two of the top five theme/plugin shops for Wordpress. Others are Studiopress and Elegantthemes.

2) Who are you to say you know better than these major players? As buyers, we’re happy to pay for support. After all, some of us are advanced buyers, and instead of causing problems, are known to help authors with their themes and plugins.

3) I have about 100 items valued at an average of USD 30 each or more. I won’t count individual themes and raise the price. Now I know some authors will start name calling, but let’s be practical.
- With the current model, after 1 year plus, I only had 2 abandoned plugins, 0 abandoned themes. One of the abandoned plugins was bought for $17, but the author gave me a lifetime license of $79 when he setup his shop outside. The other, was a popular Visual Composer extension, which was doing very well before the author just went missing. I still have all my other themes and plugins :) Plus, I’ve some favourite authors and I believe some do like me very much too :)
-If we follow your model of paid updates. After a year, I will need to pay USD 3000, just to subscribe to updates for these themes and plugins. After two years? $6000. And trust me, the madness doesn’t end there. I’ve purchased from the official Magento and Prestashop marketplace, and some of them were charging for updates every three months.
- Why should we buyers want to pay for updates when the policy of Envato means that updates are subjective to the author? If it doesn’t sell well, we’re happy with no updates. But imagine if Graphic4444 has 1500 items, which costs $30 each or more. How much would he need to pay yearly for updates? $45,000.

Would we have bought so much if that was the case? No. And if Envato was to change its plans, most of us won’t. I’ve asked around Wordpress users and majority will look for an alternative.

Does that mean we won’t pay for plugins or themes? If it makes sense, not if the authors want to push for more. As of now, TF authors are the most aggressive lot pushing for paid updates. That’s a push for a change in policy to subscription, mind you :) And with theme shops selling so much more affordably with much better support, please tell me a reason why we should change to yearly renewals which is much worse than outside?

Great feedback and great explanations, i see your point of view now. I hope Envato will make some survey’s and gather some data from buyers when this issue (items updates) will be brought in front.

While i’m still thinking paid major updates are a good thing for both buyers and authors, for keeping an item alive and healthy, it comes down to buyer’s expectations and usability, but also author’s sustainability. Hopefully i’ll get the chance to see the gathered feedback.

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hogash says




System change – but what is changed for you? You don’t have updates now, you don’t need to buy optional updates after system change.
Nonsense. The system is run by meritocracy. If items are not updated (there’s always the risk), we move on :) What’s wrong with you, we don’t want a system change. But you do, because it’ll create an incentive for you

I’m confused why you choose to take a risk, instead of doing something that is optional for you and should guarantee a continuity for your project where you used the item. I think because there’s no straight definition of what updates are. There are 1. Major updates 2. Minor updates (small features, bug fixes etc.) 3. Patches (security fixes, bug fixes etc).

I wouldn’t never charge for a security patch, it’s agains morality, however for major update containing weeks/months of work, for which i’m motivated (incetivized), yes i’d charge. And as a buyer too, i’d pay.

Why should i discontinue a very fine project just because it’s getting too far in the item list? Instead i could support it’s life only being motivated financially.
What’s your problem? Buyers will take risks on items they think is good. If it’s abandoned, too bad for the buyer.

Sorry, speak for yourself, i asked you, not “buyers”.

You’re trying to be the buyers lawyer but all i see are your own subjective concerns. Anyway the discussion turned into each one opinions not being shared, but argued.

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