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  • 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…..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
    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
    1 replies | 226 view(s)
  • 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, 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.
    4 replies | 140 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: 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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  • Cheryl's Avatar
    April 10th, 2014, 06:01 AM
    6 months.... I can wait. My 4 is doing fine with no problems.
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  • Satcomer's Avatar
    April 10th, 2014, 04:57 AM
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  • pds's Avatar
    April 9th, 2014, 06:25 PM
    pds replied to a thread worst and best flight in Bob's Place
    Any best flight is totally overshadowed by the worst. Worst one goes back a while. I was flying out of Miami to Paramaribo. It was Terminal C IIRC. Sitting in the waiting room, I saw a technician standing on a step ladder with his head and shoulders in the wing. Then the guy came out, reached down and pulled a length of baling wire off a spool and went back into the wing. After two more trips to the bailing wire he went for a roll of duct tape. I was so-oo happy when they canceled the flight and put us up in a hotel. Next day we had to take a detour, we went to Mexico City to pick up...
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  • fryke's Avatar
    April 9th, 2014, 07:21 AM
    fryke replied to a thread Easter is coming! in Bob's Place
    It's mostly about chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies, I'd say, around my family. It's basically another chance in the year to see the greater family and a really good dinner. Plus: It's mostly nice weather around here at Easter. As an atheist, I don't care much what's celebrated. I guess it's about Spring and the renewal of nature and such stuff, which I'm okay with.
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  • fryke's Avatar
    April 9th, 2014, 07:14 AM
    Guessing what Apple might do with its "Displays" is always a game of dice, it seems. In the past couple of years, they usually kept _one_ display in the market, unless you count the Thunderbolt and Cinema 27" Display that were kept together on the market, because the old Mac Pro couldn't do Thunderbolt. Would you require a new graphics card for a 4K display on your current Mac Pro? I'd guess so. Either way I'd wait a little. There are numerous "cheap" 4K displays coming out now, which might or might not have an effect on the better ones' price points.
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  • fryke's Avatar
    April 9th, 2014, 07:07 AM
    If the past few new iPhones are any indication, the new iPhone is about 5-6 months away now. As Gia said: Depends on your current phone. Will it make you go crazy for an iPhone 5S or 5C in the next few months? If not, I'd wait. Once the new iPhones are out, if you still think the 5S or 5C is the way to go, the last few will be up for grabs before only an entry level version with 8 or 16 GB will stay in the market.
    5 replies | 1231 view(s)
  • tbird301's Avatar
    April 8th, 2014, 07:37 PM
    Well I rebooted from my backup drive to try an experiment. After the dock loaded, I held down the control key & then clicked held the mouse to see if any options were available hopefully there might be a "Show in Finder" so I could find the location of that item. But it did not show any options.
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  • Giaguara's Avatar
    April 8th, 2014, 12:35 PM
    If there's no particular urgent need to get one that's newer now, what harm will waiting for a few months do? An updated model seems to sprout about once every 9-10 months...
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  • Satcomer's Avatar
    April 8th, 2014, 06:43 AM
    Satcomer replied to a thread worst and best flight in Bob's Place
    My best was to my first Army posting to Japan. The United 747 was mostly empty that flight and the flight crew let me sleep across the empty center seats during the 18 hour flight. I almost 6 slept hours straight during that long flight. The the ANA Japan domestic flight was cool because all Japan flights their was a camera on the front nose gears and would turn on during take offs and landings. The worst was coming back on a chartered plane from the Air Force from Kadena to LAX. Halfway over the Pacific we went through one of of those no air pockets and dropped a couple thousand feet...
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  • Cheryl's Avatar
    April 8th, 2014, 05:16 AM
    So I should wait it out for the 6?
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