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  • Satcomer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:19 PM
    Satcomer replied to a thread Herve's Bar & Grill in Bob's Place
    One thing when I moved recently to Upstate NY I found my Mac book Pro (in my signature) would tell me my battery needed replacing. I know it was a year old replacement that had been working great so i had to do a SMC Reset then everything acted great after that. So an ale for everybody!
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  • Sparrowhawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    Does anyone have any experience with the Chambers Thesaurus?
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  • Cheryl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 AM
    There is a preference setting for how long you want those trashed messages to sit in your trash can. Go to Mail Preferences>Accounts>Mailbox behaviors. This preference must be set for each account you have listed in Mail. DeltaMac has a point. If you didn’t want those messages to be deleted, why did you put them in the trash?
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  • Cheryl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 AM
    The only thing that does something for bad sectors is to reformat the drive - that is: back it up, erase, reformat. There is a concern about MacKeeper among Mac users. The majority say not to install it, no mater what version OS X you are running. It is no longer listed in the App Store. There are instructions on how to uninstall here ---how-to-uninstall-mackeeper
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  • DeltaMac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:38 AM
    So, that only happens to messages that you put in Mail's trash? That's usually because you don't need to keep them, correct? Deleted messages go in the trash. Sounds like your trash is just too automatic for your purposes. If you want to be sure about keeping your messages, then don't put them in the trash :D (Don't delete your messages, if you really want to save them… ) Make a folder in your account - maybe more than one if you have multiple interests, and drag your messages to the folder of your choice. That extra folder will keep your messages fully under your control.
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  • wickerman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:28 AM
    At some recent point, Mail has begun deleting all my messages more than a month old. I have looked for a setting in preferences which will allow me to extend the length of time messages are saved for, but such a thing no longer seems to exist! Can anyone help?
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  • Mr HQ's Avatar
    April 18th, 2014, 11:46 PM
    tvmobilisvcd is the culprit. Go to their site and see if they have updated the app. There are a lot of complaints there that talk about 50% CPU use and 30% RAM use even when not active.
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  • Louie55's Avatar
    April 18th, 2014, 11:12 PM
    A few things stand out. First is the possibility of a bad drive. The Scannerz guys have info on using stuff like Activity Monitor and bad hard drive info in the how to section of their site. The link to get you in is http://scsc-online.com and the link for Scannerz is http://scsc-online.com/Scannerz.html, if you think you need hardware tests done. HOWEVER...before assuming it's the drive or even a system problem the two things that stick out in my mind are the lines in your system report "AntiVirus" and "MacKeeper Helper." I don't use MacKeeper by I'm aware of it's reputation and will...
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  • DeltaMac's Avatar
    April 18th, 2014, 04:52 PM
    You might also get another year or more out of the battery. You can choose to ignore the "Service Battery" message, until the battery just won't hold a charge - or when running off battery, you just don't get long enough run time.
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  • TuckerdogAVL's Avatar
    April 18th, 2014, 02:28 PM
    Thanks. I'm looking at replacing it with a mac mini actually ... I may use the laptop occasionally afterward. Haven't decided yet. The battery is $130 so it's a lot cheaper than anything else to do though. :-)
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  • Cheryl's Avatar
    April 17th, 2014, 07:16 AM
    How many programs/apps are running when it gets slow? It is easy to check this by going to the Apple Menu and select Force Quit. 10.9 has what I would call a bug but this happens on your iOS devices as well…..you may not see the ‘on’ indicator light under an app’s icon in the dock, but it is still running in the background. Example: open a jpg or pdf and Preview will launch. Close the pdf or jpeg window and Preview’s icon in the dock will disappear, but it will still be running and show up in the Force Quit window. I use ForceQuit only because it is easy to get to. There are several...
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  • Wardaug's Avatar
    April 16th, 2014, 11:15 PM
    Having slow performance with Mavericks any advice? Apple forum wasn't much help. heres a snapshot of my system. Hardware Information: iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010) iMac - model: iMac11,3 1 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 CPU: 2 cores 8 GB RAM Video Information: ATI Radeon HD 5670 - VRAM: 512 MB
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  • kilowatt's Avatar
    April 16th, 2014, 03:50 PM
    At one time, there was an option if you selected a hard disk, pressed command-I, and checked "ignore permissions on this volume". I'm not sure if that is still there. In terms of altering the permissions, there are many options. Perhaps the easiest is: cd /Volumes/ ls chmod -R 777 clone_disk
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  • kilowatt's Avatar
    April 16th, 2014, 03:44 PM
    It is awful. The new and old version of iMovie are entirely different products. The old iMovie was so perfect and was sort of like a "simple and limited" version of FCP. The new version is... I don't know. Not useful, annoying, inflexible... I recommend you enable VNC Screen Sharing on your basement computer, and then connect over from your upstairs computer to run this program. You can also enable file sharing to transfer the files over the network. Not ideal, but not too bad and surprisingly snappy.
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  • Giaguara's Avatar
    April 15th, 2014, 07:10 PM
    Giaguara replied to a thread Herve's Bar & Grill in Bob's Place
    Oh don't I know that... Of the random stuff that is still going to be kept... how about all the Newton developer CDs? :D yep, those do have sentimental value. So I'll be packing, moving, unpacking stuff for the next few weeks. For spring... how about St Germain cocktail? It tastes like spring to me, and I love it with a weekend brunch.
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  • Giaguara's Avatar
    April 15th, 2014, 07:07 PM
    Try the included Dictionary app (that was already mentioned). I use it all the time on the Macs (it works, is pretty comprehensive, gives IPA pronunciation too, and it's free and adless) - and if looking for an iOS version, dictionary.com app. Because I need the exact meanings, etymology of words, some wikipedia type trivia (often wikipedia separately is a good source too - very often if you're wondering if a specific word or concept exists in other languages too)... words are so curious.
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  • DeltaMac's Avatar
    April 15th, 2014, 06:26 PM
    The Dictionary app is the one provided in OS X. It's in the Applications folder. It has Oxford American Dictionary, Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus, Oxford British dictionary and thesaurus, and also English-Japanese dictionary references, too. Also, gives you direct access to relevant Wikipedia articles. You'd have to try it to decide if it suits your needs.
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  • Sparrowhawk's Avatar
    April 15th, 2014, 05:52 PM
    Actually, Cheryl, as a writer, I need something more heavy duty and classical. Where is the Dictionary/Thesaurus you mentioned? It's not in my Dashboard. Is this a free download from Apple? Actually, it's been so long since I used Dashboard, I don't even know how to summon it--I had to use Searchlight.
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  • Cheryl's Avatar
    April 15th, 2014, 10:51 AM
    Are you using Dashboard? Apple included a Dictionary/Thesaurus which I use extensively.
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  • DeltaMac's Avatar
    April 14th, 2014, 10:04 PM
    Your battery health is probably less than 70% (?) The _new_ Full Charge Capacity was likely in the range of 6600 mAh, maybe more - and yours now is less than 4600. The "service battery" is usually triggered when the battery health is less than 85%. Your battery is considered by Apple to be non-user serviceable, and does not need calibration. You should not expect it to respond to calibration procedures that used to be suggested for Apple laptops with removable batteries. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490 If your battery is original, it's simply time to replace it.
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  • TuckerdogAVL's Avatar
    April 14th, 2014, 05:31 PM
    Sorry, totally forgot about this. Then was looking for something else and saw you had answered. The cycle count is 145. Model is MC118LL/A 2009 Running 10.6.8. Charge Information: Charge remaining (mAh): 4594 Fully charged: Yes
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  • Sparrowhawk's Avatar
    April 14th, 2014, 03:24 PM
    Hello All, I recently purchased and downloaded the Short Oxford Dictionary which I'm quite familiar with; now I'm thinking about a good thesaurus but don't which is best for the iMac. Any suggestions for a truly excellent thesaurus, one that perhaps allows cross referencing? Thanks for your time, Sparrowhawk.
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  • ElDiabloConCaca's Avatar
    April 14th, 2014, 09:12 AM
    Yep, as fryke said (or rather alluded to), nobody knows when Apple is going to do anything. Anyone that claims to know definitively when Apple will release a product is either lying, or hitting a lucky guess. With that being said, there are several sites that track when Apple historically updates certain product lines, then makes educated guesses about when something new will come out. The sites will also recommend whether or not to buy now or wait, if there seems to be an impending product refresh around the corner. Here's one of those sites: http://buyersguide.macrumors.com ...
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  • ElDiabloConCaca's Avatar
    April 14th, 2014, 09:06 AM
    This would depend on the application, and whether or not it supports it and/or adheres to the HID guidelines set forth by Apple. Usually (and historically), you could option-click the maximize window button, and that would cause all document windows to expand to their "natural" maximized state ("natural" meaning "a window big enough to show all content in the window" -- not "a window that fills my screen"). Today, I rely on a helper application or two in order to position windows -- I find myself switching between Divvy and MercuryMover -- neither of which have an option to "maximize...
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  • Zimbop's Avatar
    April 14th, 2014, 08:16 AM
    I often have documents open at smaller sizes that the full screen area. When I open many documents in an application I'd like them all to open at the full screen size. Does anyone know if there's a way to maximise all open document windows in this way? I know about tile and cascade - that's not what I'm looking for.
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  • tbird301's Avatar
    April 13th, 2014, 09:07 PM
    Well I finally found the solution to my problem! The application to add back my missing items was Mac Pilot/ Dock Settings/Add recent items stack on right/ click on Add Stack button. This gave the ability to make whatever list I wanted via the 5 choices (Recent Applications, Recent Documents, Recent Servers, Favorite Volumes & Favorite Items). Then to add another stack I just click on the button again. Now I have my missing items from my dock, Recent Applications & Recent Documents. I hope this will help any one else who ever has this problem. I'm writing it down for future reference.
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  • Satcomer's Avatar
    April 13th, 2014, 07:21 PM
    pinnacle
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  • Satcomer's Avatar
    April 13th, 2014, 07:19 PM
    Satcomer replied to a thread Herve's Bar & Grill in Bob's Place
    Don't worry Giauara you'll get more stuff as you grow older. ;) Anyone have a good drink for Spring?
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  • sgould's Avatar
    April 10th, 2014, 11:58 AM
    Well, I think I've found it. Somehow Java Script got turned off. Don't know how. Wasn't me. And no one else has used the laptop... Hmmm.
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  • sgould's Avatar
    April 10th, 2014, 09:04 AM
    MacBook Pro 2013 OS 10.9.2 Safari 7.0.3 It was working last night. Shutdown overnight and started again an hour ago. I can view websites like this, but I seem to have lost stuff linked with images. Photobucket appears, I can log in and see the skeleton of the page but no images. I can see images in posts published by others, and also ones I have just posted from my desktop iMac. In websites I cannot add attachments. I can choose the picture, it's the right size, it loads and I can see it on the list, but if I try to attach it to a post, nothing appears. But I can post text....
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