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    Spinning Beach Ball in Finder every few minutes ?!

    Yes, I had already tried that without success but thanks for the suggestion. I think I may have sorted it now… but my confidence has been undermined so I’ll have to see how it goes over the next day or two. The hardware diagnostic reported no errors with both the standard & extended...
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    Spinning Beach Ball in Finder every few minutes ?!

    Thanks all for your feedback To clarify… The problem is persistent regardless of other open apps. It still happens after a reboot with zero none-system apps open. Activity monitor shows no significant usage issues. The largest CPU% is Finder, WindowServer & the Activity Monitor app. I...
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    Spinning Beach Ball in Finder every few minutes ?!

    I’ve just purchased a Mac Mini running the latest version of Mavericks. Everything is up to date in terms of the OS & bundled Mac software. In addition I have Adobe CC and a small number of other applications. The machine’s speed seems adequate for my needs, but it’s almost unusable because...
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    Extracting Aperture images without using Aperture??

    I'm looking for a sensible way to collect my images. I’ve recently upgraded to a new Mac. The previous machine was running Aperture 3, which was an upgrade form version 2. Mavericks wants the original serial which I no longer have access to! I've signed up for Adobe CC so my...
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    How: Stop Youtube fullscreen making 2nd display unusable?

    Yeah, I would… but, you know… I'm kinda loosing faith in Apple very quickly. Isn't Mavericks yet another Windows-esque release: premature / insufficiently tested? Whereas I was always an early (and evangelistic) adopter of Apple's new releases, since they started pushing an iPad...
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    How: Stop Youtube fullscreen making 2nd display unusable?

    System: OS x 10.8.5, MBP, additional 22" monitor via DVI mini display port. Problem: I'm trying to follow a Youtube tutorial on the MBP display, and operate SketchUp on the larger screen. I wish to make youtube fullscreen to see the detail, but everytime I click the full screen icon the 22"...
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    "On my mac" vs iCloud... How can I get my system in sync?

    I tried using System Preferences->iCloud pane. I checked the Mail checkbox but every time I restart the Mail checkbox is unchecked. Next to iCloud in system pref's there a blue @ icon for "Mails, Contacts & Calendars". iCloud appears twice in that at window: once with the silver cloud icon and...
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    Importing mail to ML 10.8.4

    I'm trying to import mailboxes to Mountain Lion 10.8.4. The mailboxes have been exported from Lion 10.7.5 I select File -> Import Mailboxes Then the Apple Mail radio button and select the .mbox I get the following message: "You can find the imported mailboxes in the folder named "Import"...
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    "On my mac" vs iCloud... How can I get my system in sync?

    I've just replaced my MBP's HDD with an SSD and upgraded to Mountain Lion in the process. I'm (desperately) trying to keep the new drive as clean as possible while adding just the old apps and data I need – rather than adding everything from the old drive drive (now re-homed in an external...
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    Max RAM for late 2008 MBP?

    It's not that I want to be blown away, it's that the guy writing the article wasn't. I'm pretty easy about it... just want the best ROI. Thanks for the advice though. Appreciated!
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    Max RAM for late 2008 MBP?

    Opps. Apologies for any confusion. I meant better that the Crucial M500. The anandtech review article you posted a link to didn't seem blown away by the M500, and given that the article was written way back in April (#fastMovingWorldOfComputing) I wondered if there was a specific SSD that I...
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    Max RAM for late 2008 MBP?

    Thanks. Any recommendations for a better SSD?
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    Max RAM for late 2008 MBP?

    Just signing up for Adobe CC but my late '08 MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz feels a bit old. It meets min req's, but I know it will struggle. I'm planning to replace it with a desktop for the extra power – either a Mac-Mini i7 quad, or an iMac 21'5" i5. I'm not sure which yet. The MBP is not ready for...
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    2 external displays with the late 2012 iMac 21.5"?

    I'm considering getting a 2012 21.5 iMac. The one with 2 Thunderbolt connections. I have a second (non Apple) 1080p DVI display and a Wacom Cintiq 12WX. Is it possible to connect both a the same time? Does the iMac & software support a 2 external display configuration with each screen being...
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    DNS advice

    Not sure where to ask this? I am trying to point domainA.com & www.domainA.com to www.domainB.com. I want to do this via DNS rather than parking because the domains have MX records for GoogleApps already setup. Thanks
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