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    Cool Aqua toolbar feature

    Open an application with a collapseable aqua toolbar (one that has the standard "customize" sheet to change icons..) Now Cmd-Click the little "hide toolbar" widget in the top right hand corner. The toolbar icons change through their available view options: Large Icons, with text Small...
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    Stupid form elements

    Heyas... Can someone please tell me why text input fields on Windows don't respect sizes properly, in any browser??? On my G5, both Safari and Firefox render the elements correctly. the other jpeg is from IE in XP. Firefox on XP does the same thing though. Cheers Pengu
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    Apple leaks info..?

    This is from the DVD Studio Pro 4 tech-specs (requirements) page: General * Macintosh computer with a 733MHz or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 processor and AGP graphics card * 8MB of video memory (32MB recommended) * Mac OS X v10.3.9 * QuickTime 7.0 or later * 512MB of...
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    What the heck is Xdesign?

    I just happened to be looking at the page for the WWDC2K5, and i noticed "Xdesign" in the list of topics covered. http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/index.html
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    Hitachi?

    Hiyas, I'm compiling a list of quotes for a few things i want for my G5.. When i asked about prices for Hitachi HDDs (along with Seagate and WDD) the response implies that hitachi HDDs have a bad rep.. Is this the case? for interest's sake, im looking at putting a 74GB 10000RPM Raptor into...
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    How do you undo THIS???

    This is purely a hypothetical question. You'll see below that I have my old G4 as a local server.. I had reason to reboot it a little while ago, and happened to notice this message came up in Server Admin when i said reboot server. I highlighted the word that makes it seem the most...
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    LaCie Bigger Disk Extreme Internal Mech

    LaCie Bigger Disk Extreme Anyone know what sort of mechanism this uses? I'm assuming it's 4x400Gb PATA drives (cus of the size, and cus it lists 4x8mb for cache).. but the 1.0Tb version lists just 8mb... and im not aware of anyone making a single disk drive that holds 1Tb... maybe 4x250gb...
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    OSX Proxy Server

    Hiyas, I'm setting up a 10.3 Server on my old desktop G4 (replaced with G5 :) ) to serve apache/php/mysql, NAT/Firewall to our house network. I'd like to setup Proxy on it as well to speed up net access... I tested squid using SquidMan, but i had issues when trying to get it to start...
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    Calculator & Currency Conversions

    Heyas.. I opened Calculator.app last night, so i could make a conversion (from GBP to AUD) and was horrified to see the former list of various currencies, is now reduced to Euro, Pound Sterling and US Dollar. What gives!?
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    Keyboard for G5?

    Hiyas.. I recently bought a G5 (specs below :D ) and Im very happy. However, I'd like a keyboard that more suits the G5. Preferably, something that carries on the Silver/Aluminium/White look.. Multimedia keys would be nice.. but I don't want some crappy Windows keyboard that will also work...
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    Yayyy G5.. but some things...

    Heyas, Well I picked up my G5 today! Specs below.. except I don't have the mouse yet. It didnt come in on time, so i'll get it later. anyways.. i have two little issues so far. one of them looks like it may be solved by an update i didnt know about.. the other is a little different...
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    Oh yeah baby!

    Last friday I got a call from NextByte, and first off the salesman says "Now, you ordered the dual 2 Gig right, not the 2.5..?". "Yes.." "Oh, cool, i'll ring you back".. Thirty minutes later, he rings back "Ok, cool. It's here, the extra memory is going in as we speak (they installed extra...
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    G-Raid...

    Heys, Found this while looking for FireWire800 hard drive enclosures that have some sort of G5 styling to it (aluminium, mesh, etc).. http://www.g-technology.com/Products/ Looks pretty sweet...
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    Applescript to control iTunes

    Hiyas, I'm trying to build an AppleScript app to control iTunes. I've run into a problem with rewinding. It's simple enough on it's own, until you try to make ONE button do two things.. on clicked prev_button tell application "iTunes" rewind end tell end clicked that will obviously...
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    Once again, Carputer...

    Heyas, Back on the topic again.... I'm still trying to organise to put a 'Book powered multimedia system in my car... So far this is what I've come up with: Central: High end G3 iBook (600-900mhz) / mid G4 i/PowerBook (600 - 1000mhz) USB to -> Audio: Xitel Pro HiFi Link Digital...
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    Apple's latest Trademark filings

    http://www.macobserver.com/columns/devilsadvocate/2004/20030817b.shtml Apple has filed an application for several new Trademarks: IWORK PROBAND ZEROCONF SEARCHLIGHT POD ProBand seems to me to be a name for a new Pro music application. Zeroconf is presumably the new name for...
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    iMac installs 10.3 but won't boot??

    Heyas, I recently upgraded my parents iMac 266 with an extra 256 RAM (its only actualy 128 extra at the moment, but thats a technical issue that the supplier is remedying) and decided to put 10.3 onto it, to stop the problems i've been having with trying to share ANYTHING on our LAN between...
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    17" Studio Display CRT dying???? :(

    Hiyas.. I just bought a 120Gb hdd for my g4 400. I took out the original 20gb drive, and put the 120 in the caddy with the 40gb drive i bought 18 months ago. I reinstalled the system, got most of the stuff setup. I left it doing a calibration on the monitor, and went to do something else. I...
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    Optical Audio & 10.3

    Hiyas, I want to use Optical Digital Surround (5.1) with a *Book. I've found several several USB-optical audio converters, but it seems most of them only do Stereo over optical. Anywho, I found one, that does "TOSlink optical digital output allows AC-3 and DTS pass-through" Under...
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    Ever heard of Xenix??

    Heyas.. I was just looking into something.. i dont remember what, and i got to this: "Xenix was Microsoft's version of UNIX for microprocessors" WHAT!? Xenix - Wikipedia This is freaking me out. that means, the source code that SCO owns, and is claiming has been stolen in part for use...
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