Vicky Stamatopoulou on 27. March 2012
When using Merlin to manage and plan your projects on Mac OS X you can enhance its functions by AppleScript. We have posted various AppleScript samples in this blog. Feel free to download, use but also modify any way you think appropriate.
Some notes on this:
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 5. January 2012
The very first start of the previous Merlin 2.8.2 version could fail under some circumstances.
Merlin 2.8.3 solves this issue and is therefore recommended for Merlin users working on Lion.
To manually check for updates, just call Merlin > Check for Updates…
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 13. October 2011
One of the features of OS X Lion is, whenever you quit an application which currently has open documents, those documents will be restored next time you start the application.
This effect is very practical if you are working with a specific document and need it automatically open the next time you start the application without needing to find it first on your hard disk to navigate it on your hard disk or for the File > Open dialogue.
Some Merlin users though are missing the Merlin Welcome Screen, which won’t come up of course, if Merlin starts and shows directly your last opened documents.
If you want to disable this effect for your Merlin for Mac OS X application you may simply quit Merlin by command + option + Q (or press the option key after calling the Merlin menu…). This short cut quits Merlin and discards open document windows. (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 5. October 2011
One of the new features of OS X Lion is the ability of working with applications in full screen mode. Working in full screen mode is very practical when you want to concentrate on one application and make full use of your screen. This option has been implemented in Merlin as well, so when using a Merlin version 2.8 or newer which is running on OS X Lion, just click on the appropriate button and see Merlin hiding the menu bar and switching the current view of your projects in full screen mode. If you need a menu item, just move the mouse towards the top of the window and Merlin blends the menu bar along with the toolbar for you. But what would you want Merlin to do when running in full screen mode?
What should happen with the toolbar when Merlin runs in full screen mode?
You need the toolbar to switch from view to view, to call the library or the elements area, toggle the inspector’s display, check the project settings, or start publishing. You don’t need the toolbar when scheduling, updating your project’s tasks or maybe presenting the project’s schedule to stakeholders.
So what do you think? Should Merlin’s full screen mode in Lion show up, with or without the toolbar? We are very curious to read your thoughts…
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 27. July 2011
The latest Merlin version (2.7.9) is tested under pre-releases and previews of Lion.
As you may know, Mac OS X Lion includes many small but significant changes. Some APIs are changed, older ones are deleted and newer are added. Our developers did their best to react and created a version of Merlin which works under 10.7 – yes… “it works”. Currently we can not say anything regarding the stability, since 10.7 is brand new. If you have to work in a production environment, we recommend to wait at least for 10.7.1.
Should you have any reports to make please include your Merlin Support Profile. To create it proceed as usual; start Merlin and call Help > Create Support Profile
Please contact our support for a link to the latest developer build of Merlin or Merlin Server.