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  • John Varela's Avatar
    March 18th, 2014, 07:04 PM
    I finally installed Mavericks a couple of weeks ago. It has created several problems, one of which is that iMovie HD is no longer usable. A simple action such as trying to clip an audio file in the timeline causes iMovie HD to freeze. In installing Mavericks, I first made a couple of clone backups of the hard drive in addition to Time Machine, then reformatted the disk, installed Mavericks, and migrated all my applications and data from one of the backups. Thinking that the files might have been corrupted in that process, I recovered from a different backup. It...
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  • tony1965's Avatar
    March 25th, 2014, 01:33 PM
    As the title says, whenever I reboot my mbp, outlook "loses" the information and I need to add the account details again. It does seem though that the mailbox and folders are "hidden" somewhere though, because once I've added the account info, the messages re-appear very quickly, in fact a lot quicker than when I first set up the account. A strange one methinks. So any ideas gratefully received. Thanks
    6 replies | 656 view(s)
  • Sparrowhawk's Avatar
    March 29th, 2014, 07:21 AM
    I recently upgraded to a 21.5 iMac, and I'm looking for a suitable wallpaper for it. Specifically, I'm looking for a black and white picture of a galaxy, but all my searches on Google only showed images that are too small for the iMac. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance, Sparrowhawk
    7 replies | 336 view(s)
  • Frankwer's Avatar
    April 4th, 2014, 01:16 AM
    Frankwer started a thread Easter is coming! in Bob's Place
    Easter is coming. Woo hoo. What do you want to do that and do you have any special memory for the previous Easter?
    7 replies | 186 view(s)
  • tbird301's Avatar
    April 5th, 2014, 06:51 AM
    I'm using a G5 ppc with OS 10.5.8. Recently when I booted up my Mac & many items were missing from my dock. I corrected the problem except for one item. This item produced a menu list in which you could pick any one of these items: Recent Applications, Recent Documents, Recent Servers, Favorite Volumes, & Favorite Items. It's been so long since I added it to the dock, that I don't remember how to put it back into the dock. If someone knows what this is, I'm going to write it down for future reference. I went to my backup drive to try and see what it is. It's there on my backup, but...
    6 replies | 549 view(s)
  • Sparrowhawk's Avatar
    April 4th, 2014, 08:56 AM
    I'm trying the new MTR, but after ripping a disk, the DVD doesn't appear to be recognized as a valid file for burning onto a blank DVD. What am I doing wrong? I'm using the new iMac running Mavericks. Thanks, Sparrowhawk
    4 replies | 526 view(s)
  • reed's Avatar
    March 31st, 2014, 05:05 PM
    reed started a thread worst and best flight in Bob's Place
    What were your best and/or worst flights anywhere in the world.
    3 replies | 361 view(s)
  • Sparrowhawk's Avatar
    March 30th, 2014, 08:31 AM
    Forgive the naivety of the question, but since I'm new to the iMac and Mavericks, I'm nearly ten years out of the times. (My last mac was the eMac running Tiger.) But what would be the best or reasonable program for copying unprotected DVDs? I've heard Toaster mentioned a lot, but it seems to specialize in copying VHS, which is not what I need. Thoughts and opinions are welcome. Thanks, Sparrowhawk
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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.
    4 replies | 139 view(s)
  • g/re/p's Avatar
    March 22nd, 2014, 05:56 AM
    g/re/p started a thread iPhone 4 and IOS 7.1 in iPhone
    I have been hesitant to upgrade my iPhone 4 to 7.x due to reports of loss of wifi function, decreased battery life, and other similar side effects and bugs. My iPhone is from ebay, so I have no expectations of help if the update hoses my phone. I have been told the recent 7.1 update is "rock solid" and that i should now upgrade. Any qualified advice would be welcome...... (What the hell happened to the "it just works" thing ???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    1 replies | 537 view(s)
  • pedz's Avatar
    April 5th, 2014, 09:45 AM
    The General tab of Security and Privacy has a setting to require a password e.g. 15 minutes after sleep or screen saver begins. I set this just in case my laptop falls into a evil doer's hands. The disk is encrypted. I assume that with all that, I am somewhat safe. But what I really want is just half of this or split it into two settings. I'd like "Immediately" if I put the laptop to sleep or close the lid but "never" if a screen saver comes up. The "logic" is that a screen saver comes up when I've left my laptop somewhere "safe" and I don't need the added protection. It is most...
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  • TuckerdogAVL's Avatar
    April 7th, 2014, 10:19 AM
    I've been using my Macbook pro as an "admin" account since 2009. Though I have set it up to sign in after sleep, and to sign in to admin any changes in apps, uploads, etc., I have been hearing a lot about having an admin account as a stand alone and actually using the computer in standard. I've read that you create a new admin, sign out of the other admin, sign into the new one, then change the old admin to "standard" in order to keep all your settings like the dock, apps, etc. My concern is, before I do this, is that correct? Will I sign into the old "admin" that is now "standard"...
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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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  • Wardaug's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • 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.
    1 replies | 192 view(s)
  • Cheryl's Avatar
    Today, 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… 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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  • kilowatt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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, 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.
    4 replies | 139 view(s)
  • 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.
    4 replies | 139 view(s)
  • Cheryl's Avatar
    April 15th, 2014, 10:51 AM
    Are you using Dashboard? Apple included a Dictionary/Thesaurus which I use extensively.
    4 replies | 139 view(s)
  • 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. If your battery is original, it's simply time to replace it.
    3 replies | 527 view(s)
  • 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
    3 replies | 527 view(s)
  • 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: ...
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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...
    1 replies | 192 view(s)
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