Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
If you use Mail.app on a regular basis, then you probably know about the fancy animations that it uses to animate in the reply message view. While this animation is fun, it does add time to composing a reply message. If you want to speed this process up a bit — and get rid of that fancy animation — then you can use the following handy tip, which makes it easy for you to disable and re-enable this animation right from the command line.
HTML5 animation is definitely on the up. While Flash is still common for animated banners and the like on the web, there are disadvantages. You can’t view them on iOS for a start. And recently, Adobe announced it would be ceasing development of Flash on mobile platforms and putting its efforts into HTML5.
You can use Final Cut Pro’s keyframe tools to animate pretty much anything you can see on the screen. This is fantastic when modifying filters over time for instance, but when it comes to animating objects, it can get a little tedious to always have to resort to numbers and sliders. There is however a way to control your object and animate it straight from the Canvas window.