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365SportTV window position

The 365SportTV app for Mac leaves a great deal to be desired. As anyone who’s used it has no doubt discovered, basic functionality is missing. Whoever knocked up the Mac version of the app for them has clearly never used Xcode before…

Of the many frustrations with this app, the only one I’ve been able to solve without completely re-writing it (365SportTV people: I’d be happy to give you a kind price…;) ) is moving the position of the window. That’s good because it is particularly annoying if you’re watching it on a large external monitor and the image is stuck where it doesn’t make best use of your screen.

To move the window, launch the AppleScript Editor (just type Apples in Spotlight or Launchpad) and paste in the following code:

tell application "System Events"
tell application process "365SportTV"
set position of front window to {100, 50}
end tell
end tell

Fire up 365SportTV app, get your match going and then switch back to AS and click the green ‘Run’ button.

You can play with those two numbers near the end to suit your own screen. The first number is the number of pixels from the left, the second number is the number of pixels from the top.

Hope this helps. 🙂

Related Posts:
getting to grips with AppleScript
FastTasks – free utility from Applehelpwriter

maximizing screen space in OS X

If you don’t like full-screen apps because they hide the menubar, or you’re using Snow Leopard and you need to increase screen real-estate, here’s a few tricks you can try.

1. Try to maximize the app to take up all the rest of the screen space by clicking the green indicator light in the top left corner (there are three in a row, red, amber, green).

2. You can hide or collapse the toolbar (that’s the top part of the app that the indicator lights and other icons sit in) in some apps by clicking the elongated button on the far-right of the toolbar (if present). Alternatively, if there’s no button, look in the menubar at the top for ‘View > Hide Toolbar‘. While you’re there, look for ‘Hide Status Bar‘, which is the strip at the bottom of an application window.

3. Try either right-clicking or ‘control’ clicking anywhere on the toolbar and experimenting with the options. Some apps will let you hide the toolbars (like Office for Mac), while others give you options such as ‘use text only’ to remove icons which will reduce the size of the toolbar. Experiment to see what works best.

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