Every once in a while I’ll have a Day One update from the Mac App Store that absolutely refuses to install. I’ve had to search for the solution frequently enough that I thought it was finally time to write it down.
The fix from Daniel Hedrick requires that you kill the
DOWidgetExtension process in the macOS Activity Monitor app. After that, the Day One update should install like normal. Pretty easy, but super annoying.
When using iTunes, I often like to have the app running in full screen mode so that it doesn’t clutter my desktop. When I do this, I also like to have the MiniPlayer open so that I can easily change songs without switching back to the main iTunes window.
Just switching to the MiniPlayer will hide the main window, but I would like to have open at the same time. I found some instructions on how to do this, but I am noting the steps below as I’ve had trouble accessing that page in the past.
- Exit out of full screen mode.
- Set iTunes to show on all desktops by right clicking (or control + click) on the iTunes icon in the dock and selecting “All Desktops” under the Options menu.
- Open the MiniPlayer from the Window menu at the top of the screen.
- Enter full screen mode by clicking the full screen button at the top right of the main iTunes window (also found under the View menu).
Great post about how tap tap tap uses Skitch for project collaboration.