Anne van Kesteren provides a great CSS positioning resource on his (yes, his) site, simply titled Fixed positioning. If you are a Web designer/developer working with, or learning CSS, I highly recommend you look at his examples, as they may open your eyes to some layout possibilities that you may not be aware of.
Archives for July 2004
Sarah’s Mac recently decided that it wasn’t going to allow her to drag icons around her desktop or use the cursor to move objects within Adobe Illustrator. After a good bit of searching via Google, and browsing through Mac OS X Hints, I determined that the problem was due to the fact that coreservicesd, the process responsible for dragging and dropping, wasn’t starting when the computer booted up. So, after I tried a ton of different possible solutions, none of which worked, I finally came across the article OS X Odyssey 431 – More Nickling And Diming From Apple and Checking Out XDock Dock Utility which provided these instructions from MacFixIt reader Kevin Grant that actually solved the problem:
I have discovered the cause in my case: ‘coreservicesd’ never starts, and this might happen if the file /var/run/StartupItems/coreserviced.run already exists. This is an empty placeholder file, which apparently (if coreservicesd crashes) never gets removed.
After deleting the placeholder file, we rebooted the Mac and were pleased to find that drag and drop works again. An easy solution that was hard to find.
“I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.”
Franklin P. Adams
When getting frustrated by code that should work, remember to look at the error log, it may help you avoid losing an hour and a half (or more) of your life to a simple problem.
Trust me on this.
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