Designers choosing form over function

One of my gripes with both MacOS and Ubuntu is that it’s harder than it needs to be to grab a window corner or edge to resize it. IMHO, designers are choosing form over function.

How to size (or resize) application windows in AppleScript

AppleScript FAQ: How can I size or resize an application window using AppleScript?

To resize an application window with AppleScript, use a command like this:

tell application "Safari"
    set bounds of front window to {300, 30, 1200, 900}
end tell

That command tells the Safari browser to have the following size and location properties:

A custom JavaFX web browser (to show stock quotes)

I’m currently doing something completely different, and writing a little custom web browser using JavaFX and its WebView component. I’m using it so I can easily look at stock quotes and charts. I just started on it, and the current UI looks like this:

A custom JavaFX WebView web browser

Free Mac OS X batch image resizing

Mac batch image resizing FAQ: How can I "batch resize" images (photos) on Mac OS X (for free, preferably)?

A long time ago I wrote about how to batch resize images on Mac OS X from the command line in my How to batch resize images on Mac OS X using ImageMagick. That approach is fine for techies who don't mind cracking open the Mac Terminal application, using the Unix command line to navigate to their folder, and then process their images. But what about regular Mac users, those who don't want to ever see a Mac Terminal window?

MacOS: How to batch-resize images with the ImageMagick mogrify command

Mac batch image resizing FAQ: Is there a built-in Mac OS X command I can use to batch resize images and photos on my Mac OS X  computer?

This article shows a “Mac batch image resize” approach you can use from the Mac Terminal command line, and in the link I share below I also show to how to batch resize images using a Mac GUI tool.