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  1. Amie

    If A Browser Stops Supporting Your Os, Are You In Danger???

    I've read articles about Opera no longer supporting Snow Leopard...I've read other articles that says it IS still active and supporting Snow Leopard. Conflicting resources. Can someone PLEASE tell me for sure what's going on? Also, if it's true that Opera no longer supports Snow Leopard, am I...
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    Permissions Repair Frees Up Memory Like "purge" Terminal Command?!

    Activity Monitor stats: 19 MB free memory (only a sliver of green) page ins: 68 GB page outs: 15 GB swap used: 2 GB So because of those atrocious numbers on my old Macbook Air (OS 10.6), I've been reading all these articles about how to free up memory using the Terminal "purge"...
  3. Amie

    Does Onyx Clear All Browser Caches?

    Been using Onyx for ages and love it but just the other day I had a thought...it says it clears browser cache but WHICH browser? If you have more than 1 browser installed, how does it know which 1 to clear...or does it automatically clear all? If it clears all, I'm guessing all browsers have...
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    Are There Any Full Screen Themes For Opera?

    I've been browsing the Opera add-on themes but can't find any that covers the FULL screen. I don't know how to explain it but they only show when you open a new tab...they don't show on the address bar, bookmarks bar, toolbar, etc. when you're browsing the web. I hope this makes sense! There are...
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    Any New Thoughts On Older Opera Version For Os 10.6?

    I had to find a new browser since I didn't want to switch OS. I love 10.6 and want to stay with it (especially after reading horror stories about newer OS on older Macs such as mine) since Chrome will no longer be supported and same with Safari. I didn't want to go with Firefox because it just...
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    Please Recommend A New Browser For Old Macbook Air!

    I have to find a new (free) browser. Come April, Chrome will no longer support OS 10.6, so I can't use that. And I don't want to use Firefox because it doesn't work well on my computer for some reason (just please trust me on that - I've tried it several times...it lags, it's slow, and it eats...
  7. Amie

    Can you PLEASE help with video chat via Mac to Chromebook?

    My friend has a Samsung Chromebook; I have a Mac and I use Skype. There is no Skype app for Chromebook. Is there an alternative app that he can download that will allow us to still Skype? If not, what are the alternatives? I can download another video chat program for my computer (one that...
  8. Amie

    Why does my laptop suddenly shut down when battery drains instead of going to sleep??

    I have a MacBook Air (late 2011 model). When I continue to use it until the battery drains (to calibrate it), it used to just sleep when the battery drained, but lately it's been shutting down completely. Why? Should I be concerned? BTW, iStat says battery health is at 87%, so I wouldn't think...
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    Someone PLEASE HELP with MacBook Air & Multi-Colored Lines Flashing & Frozen Apps!!!

    My MacBook Air (late 2011 model) was working fine like it always does, then all of a sudden everything froze and multi-colored, horizontal lines were running through my screen and flashing like crazy. Nothing would work. Everything froze. Just the flashing, buzzing lines. I had to hold down the...
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    What the heck is this??????????

    My MacBook Air (late 2011 model) was working fine like it always does, then all of a sudden everything froze and multi-colored, horizontal lines were running through my screen and flashing like crazy. Nothing would work. Everything froze. Just the flashing, buzzing lines. I had to hold down the...
  11. Amie

    Short Specs: Is This a Decent Machine & Can It Be Upgraded?

    Model Name: MacBook Air Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 1.4 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 3 MB Memory: 2 GB Bus Speed: 800 MHz If I take good care of this computer (i.e., performing maintenance tasks, permissions repair, Onyx, etc.)...
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    Do MacBook Air Batteries Really Last 5 Years?????

    Quoted from Apple's support website: "The built-in battery of your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air is designed to deliver up to 1000 full charge and discharge cycles before it reaches 80 percent of its original capacity. In addition, Adaptive Charging reduces the wear and tear on the...
  13. Amie

    Console Geeks! What Do These 2 Messages Mean???

    I see these 2 messages a LOT in my Console log. Any idea what they mean? (And I mean the term "Console Geeks" with utmost love and respect! :) ) loginwindow[35] in pam_sm_authenticate(): Failed to determine Kerberos principal name. com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.SystemStarter) Failed to...
  14. Amie

    Should Java Be Set to "Allow Incoming Connections"?

    In Sys Pref under Security/Firewall/Advance tab in the box it says Java Pref and it's green and says "Allow incoming connections." Is this safe or does this mean that incoming connections (from hackers, snoopers, worms, etc.) will be allowed? Should I select "Block incoming connections" next to...
  15. Amie

    Warranty: I Dropped My Laptop - Any Coverage?

    I will be honest, it was my fault. I dropped my MacBook Air (luckily it was in my computer bag) on a hard tiled floor. It hit on the bottom corner with a big "CLANG!" Now the back/bottom corner of the cover is dented. It still works fine, no major damage, but it really bothers me because I just...
  16. Amie

    Someone Please Answer This Battery Question!

    I've noticed lately that my battery icon in the toolbar says "charged" if I "show time" only, but when I click on "show percentage" it actually says 95% charged. Same with my iStat Nano widget - it says "95% charged." The light on my power adapter is GREEN, which would mean 100% charged. What's...
  17. Amie

    Kernel Panic! What Is Malformed Network Packet?

    I just had my very first kernel panic (black box of death telling me to restart my computer immediately). I did some research and found that kernel panics are often due to "malformed network packets." What does that mean? Does this mean my Mac has been hacked??? Or someone attempted to hack into...
  18. Amie

    Why Doesn't Apple Make 11-Inch MacBook Air w/Backlit Keyboard?

    I noticed someone the other day using a MacBook Air with a backlit keyboard, and I thought "Wow, that's cool! How come mine doesn't have that feature?" I just bought an 11-inch MBA a few months ago...and then I realized theirs was a 13-inch. So I guess only the 13-inch comes with the backlit...
  19. Amie

    Whoisconnected - Can Someone Please Help Me?

    I downloaded the Whoisconnected widget - just one problem. I have no idea how to read it. I see all these IP addresses but who are they? Where are they coming from? Can someone please explain to me how to use/read this widget in layman terms, please? I see a long list of "Application Unknown...
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    Enabling Stealth Mode - Pros/Cons?

    A few questions: 1. Is there any good reason to enable Stealth Mode? 2. Why doesn't Apple have Stealth Mode set by default? 3. Are there any drawbacks to enabling this feature?
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