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  • pds's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:25 PM
    pds replied to a thread worst and best flight in Bob's Place
    I was on an Egyptair flight once that had a camera on board looking down so you could see the ground. It had an inflight screen alternated between the panorama shot and a statistics page. When we were coming into JFK over water you could see the boats chugging along and see their wakes. There was a large black tubular figure that seemed to be under the water ( no wake ). It looked kind of like a hand rolled cigarette. ;) The screen would flip to the stats page and come back and the shape would still be there. I wondered for a long time about what it could possibly be. I thought a whale or...
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  • pds's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
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  • Whitehill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:55 AM
    I found a specific solution, not general. In Safari's preferences, find the item "Include Bonjour", tick it and - Lo! - a Bonjour menu appears in the favorites bar and a Bonjour folder appears in Bookmarks. Depending on version, there may be two tick-able items to control the appearance. And, yes, my new printer is there and reachable by a single click - when it's awake. I haven't figured out how to wake it up on demand. Not only that, my little HP wireless printer is on the list and I have seen its web server, too - something I didn't know existed! PS: In Safari's address box after...
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  • DeltaMac's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 03:47 PM
    Maybe you will have to assign a manual IP to the printer? You would do that through the on-printer control panel, I suppose. You may also be able to change the network name for the printer in the panel - I have done that before with other printers.
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  • Whitehill's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 12:56 PM
    That link does open up. Well, it did after I ran "cupsctl WebInterface=yes". There's lots of stuff there that I have never been involved with, at least from that POV. But it doesn't do what I'm looking for. Let me try to rephrase. Without running a complete name server and incurring all that unnecessary complexity, how can I establish a nickname for the printer usable by every client on my local network? By usable I mean as the main component of a URL to get at the printer's web server.
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  • DeltaMac's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 12:19 PM
    You should be able to do that through the CUPS interface. Click the link: http://localhost:631/
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  • Whitehill's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 10:56 AM
    Thanks so much. If I may politely inquire ... Bonjour or Hello-How-Are-You or the broad side of Job's barn, what do I place in Safari's address box to access the printer's web server?
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  • MisterMe's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 10:02 AM
    You are going all around Job's barn for nothing. Your printer supports Bonjour. All of your Macs support Rendezvous/Bonjour. If you have Windows machines on the network, then you may install Bonjour for Windows on your Windows computers.
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  • Whitehill's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 04:33 AM
    It's an OKIDATA C331DN with an internal web server for configuration, etc. It allows me to change its full name and short name. Currently they are OKI-WXYZ-E6C0F6 and WXYZ. My router is a Linksys WRT320N and I have reserved the IP address with a client name WXYZ. I'm running 10.9.2. If you mean /etc/hosts, I could add it there - but ideally the solution should apply invisibly to all computers. Similarly, in the Printers & Scanners pane, it's named WXYZ on the machine "iMac", where it was configured, and known as "WXYZ @ iMac" on other macs.
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  • Satcomer's Avatar
    April 20th, 2014, 02:28 PM
    According to this download site the current version is available. There is also the Beta Download Site. They lastly have an internal TVMobil forum sites where the op can get better answers.
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  • Satcomer's Avatar
    April 20th, 2014, 02:16 PM
    Depends. What printer is and does the printer software that you use to configure it have a place to put a name into it? Did you go into your router and do a DHCP Reservation so it keeps the same IP address. Also some router's DHCP router pages let you name devices to IP addresses. Lastly you can add to your internal Host file. What version of OS X are you running? PS - You could also open System Preferences->Print & Scan pane and right click your printer and rename it there.
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  • wickerman's Avatar
    April 20th, 2014, 01:41 PM
    The alternative is to leave them cluttering up my Inbox. I've always deleted messages once read, and never had a problem saving them for YEARS, so I don't get why this has happened now. Thanks Cheryl for clearing that up. I knew there was a setting somewhere in Preferences.
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  • Whitehill's Avatar
    April 20th, 2014, 12:45 PM
    I just added a new ethernet printer to my local network. The printer grabbed an IP address from DHCP and works perfectly. All is well when accessing it as a printer. Let's say its short name is "wxyz". Now I want to access it's web page by pointing Safari at it. I can do it by typing in the IP address. How can I use something more symbolic like, say, "wxyz" or some simple variant that's easy to remember and type?
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  • Satcomer's Avatar
    April 19th, 2014, 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
    April 19th, 2014, 11:26 AM
    Does anyone have any experience with the Chambers Thesaurus?
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  • Cheryl's Avatar
    April 19th, 2014, 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
    April 19th, 2014, 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
    April 19th, 2014, 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
    April 19th, 2014, 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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