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  1. XIB iPad orientation in landscape problem and solution

    January 26, 2011 by The Man

    If you want to show a secondary nib file you may have noticed that it shows fine in portrait mode but from startup not in landscape mode.

    This is what I use to fix this. Seems like a fudge but it works, I call this after creating the view.

    vSettings is a UIView and backGroundSettings is a UIImageView.

    - (void) animateFlipInView:(NSString *)theNib;
        UIInterfaceOrientation toInterfaceOrientation = self.interfaceOrientation;
        NSArray *nibObjects = [[NSBundle mainBundle] loadNibNamed:theNib owner:self options:nil];
        vSettings = [nibObjects objectAtIndex:0];
        [self.view addSubview:vSettings];
        if (iPadCheck)
            if ((toInterfaceOrientation == UIDeviceOrientationLandscapeLeft) || 
    			(toInterfaceOrientation == UIDeviceOrientationLandscapeRight)) 
                CGRect contentRect = CGRectMake(0,0,1024,768);
                vSettings.bounds = contentRect;
                CGRect myFrame = vSettings.frame;
                myFrame.origin.x = 0.0;
                myFrame.origin.y = 0.0;
                vSettings.frame = myFrame;
                UIImage *image;
    			image = [UIImage imageNamed: @"Default-Landscape.png"];
                [backGroundSettings setImage:image];
        [UIView beginAnimations:nil context:NULL];
        [UIView setAnimationDuration:1.0];
        [UIView setAnimationTransition:UIViewAnimationTransitionFlipFromRight forView:self.view cache:YES];
        [UIView commitAnimations];

  2. How to repair multiple entries in “Open With” menu on OSX

    January 23, 2011 by The Man

    Ever open the “Open With” and seen multiple entries for the same program ? Here is how to fix this problem.

    Open the Terminal and paste in this code

    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

    Then reboot and voila….