Empty progress bar in Launchpad

After a recent hardware failure I was forced to replace my iMac’s internal hard disk (more on this some other time, perhaps). One of the decisions I made was to move down from a 1TB HDD to a 512GB SSD, so rather than restore from a backup I reinstalled all my applications from scratch and moved my large…

Cycling through application windows, UK style

As most Mac users probably know, the keyboard command to cycle between applications is ⌘-tab (command-tab). This application switcher is one of the better things that Apple has ‘borrowed’ from Windows over the years{{1}}. However, unlike on Windows, where the equivalent command will cycle through every single window, on the Mac it cycles through applications.…