Jump to content
  • Articles, News and Tips

    Our website articles, news and tips

    MacOS Big Sur is out

    Released November 12th, 2020 as announced.
    Version 11.0.1, build 20B29
     

     

     

     
    Officially, this drops support for Ivy Bridge systems with Intel HD4000 graphics to raise the minimum requirements to Haswell graphics. Yet, as per all beta versions, Big Sur 11.0.1 still provides all the drivers required to support HD4000 graphics so it can be installed and run on such platforms with full graphics acceleration.
     
    nVidia Kepler graphics remain fully supported. A notable exception to these specifications appears to apply to the iMac14,1/2/3 (Haswell models with Iris Pro 5200 or Kepler GT7x5M graphics) that all appear officially unsupported.
     
    Also released at the same time:
    High Sierra 10.13.6 Security Update 2020-006 (build 17G14042), which should be the last one, High Sierra reaching end of support. Mojave 10.14.6 Security Update 2020-006 (build 18G6042).
    Featured

    Driver for Realtek RTS card readers

    Some of you may remember Sinetek's initial work back at the beginning of 2017 on the development of a macOS driver for those PCIe Realtek RTS card readers fitted to many of our laptops. Whilst Sinetek's work never fully completed  and  only reached limited success, Cholonam recently resumed development work for the RTS525a card reader of his Dell XPS 9350.
     
    This resulted in great success in the sense that we now have a working driver for several RTS card readers, albeit with some limitations in respect of performance or supported hardware models.
     
    The driver is available off Cholonam's Github repo.
     
    Discussion on this new driver is available in continuation of Sinetek's original topic at insanelymac.
     
    We've also reported on development progress of this kext in this thread where we invite owners of Hackintosh laptops fitted with Realtek RTS card readers to feedback their own test results.
     
    Credits and thanks to Cholonam and Sinetek of course! 👍

    Custom styling your signature on OSXL

    Hey community!
     
    As you all might know we underwent a massive upgrade from our old forum to this new one. After the upgrade you might have noticed that signatures aren't that well visible. They look completely out of the place and are a total mess to look at.
     
    So, after tuning up our site and handling the core things, I have managed to take out some time today and was toying around with the web developer tools in Chrome.
     
    I wanted my signature to look a bit different and more stylish. As you can see, it also has some fancy animation once you hover over it. You can look at the source code for my signature by inspecting the element.
     
    Here's how you can apply custom CSS3 styling to your signature:
    Navigate to "Account Settings" from the user settings drop down menu (top right).  
    Select "Signature" section.  
    Now you need to change to source code mode as default IPS WYSIWYG is a headache when it comes to styling. Plus the CK Editor we get in Signature's section is very slimmed down (features removed).  
    To change to source mode you need to click on the source button on the editor's toolbar. Here's a visual reference: Once you switch to the source code mode, the first thing you wanna do is put your signature in the center of the screen. You can also use css but using a <center> tag of HTML would be more handy. Now, by default IPS uses span element to store your signature and span is not that friendly when it comes to animating it. The first thing you wanna do is use a div tag to store your signature and give it a custom unique ID. Like, <div id="myUniqueID"> This is a sample signature </div>  
    Here the id of our div element is myUniqueID. We will be using this ID in our CSS to style this element.  
    Now, here's the problem, once you use a div tag, your signature will take up the whole place overlapping with some controls in the signature are. Hence, it is a must to use a max-width property to circumvent this issue.  
    So, here's the basic bare bones syntax of a typical custom signature: <center> <style type="text/css"> /** Styling for our custom div element goes here **/ </style> <!-- Declare a div tag with custom ID --> <div id="myUniqueID"> This is a sample signature </div> </center>  
    Now, I'm gonna provide an other copy and paste code that shows how to control your signature's element using CSS (for noobs) <!-- Source code for Nick's signature on OSXL --> <center> <style type="text/css"> /* Styling for the root DIV tag */ #myUniqueID{ /** This will control your signature's text appearance **/ } /* Optional if you wanna do something when cursor is hovered (try hovering my signature) */ #myUniqueID:hover{ /* Code goes here */ } </style> <!-- Now we are just going to create a div element with our custom tag --> <div id="myUniqueID"> Please be kind to others. Help us to help you. </div> </center>  
     
    That's all that you need to know.
     
    Here's an advanced example of how to use custom code for signature.
    This is the current source code for my signature. If you have any doubts you are free to ask me about it.
     
    <center> <style type="text/css"> /** Custom animation to shake an HTML element using CSS **/ @keyframes shakeSign { 0% { transform: translate(1px, 1px) rotate(0deg); } 10% { transform: translate(-1px, -2px) rotate(-1deg); } 20% { transform: translate(-3px, 0px) rotate(1deg); } 30% { transform: translate(3px, 2px) rotate(0deg); } 40% { transform: translate(1px, -1px) rotate(1deg); } 50% { transform: translate(-1px, 2px) rotate(-1deg); } 60% { transform: translate(-3px, 1px) rotate(0deg); } 70% { transform: translate(3px, 1px) rotate(-1deg); } 80% { transform: translate(-1px, -1px) rotate(1deg); } 90% { transform: translate(1px, 2px) rotate(0deg); } 100% { transform: translate(1px, -2px) rotate(-1deg); } } /* Styling for the root DIV tag */ #nicksSign{ color: wheat; font-size: 15px; font-family: monospace; max-width: 500px; margin-bottom: 5px; background: #5f32e5; padding: 2px; -webkit-font-smoothing: subpixel-antialiased; box-shadow: 5px 5px 12px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.75); cursor: default; /* Prevent cursor from turning into a text selector */ user-select: none; /* Make it non-selectable */ } #nicksSign:before { content: attr(data-hover); opacity: 0; position: absolute; } #nicksSign > span { transition: all 1s; } /* Animate only when hovered */ #nicksSign:hover{ animation: shakeSign 2.5s ease-in-out infinite; } #nicksSign:hover span { opacity: 0; transition: all 1s; } #nicksSign:hover:before { opacity: 1; transition: all 1s; } </style> <div data-hover="Thankyou for being here. Greetings from OSXL!" id="nicksSign"> <span>Please be kind to others. Help us to help you.</span> </div> </center>  
    Lets us know in comments if you have any questions with you custom signature.
     
    Welcome to new new era of Signatures at OSXL!
     
    Regards
    OSXL
     
    Please note: Funky signatures are strictly prohibited and are not allowed.
×
×
  • Create New...