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Jul
18
comment iTunes “determining gapless playback information” over and over at launch
@jDonMas: no, it's all on the local hard drive and yes this is no Mavericks. However I believe even if it were on an extrenal drive iTunes stores the metadata (such as gapless playback info) on your local drive so it should work in either case
Jul
14
comment How can an app be running yet not appear in the Dock?
Why the downvote...?
Mar
21
comment Use a TV remote with my MacBook Pro
@AnonymousAppDev, ideally it'd be nice to have it be programmable / is there any way to listen for events from the infrared port? But yeah at the most basic level I'm looking to control music and volume.
Jan
3
comment Insanely high kernel RAM usage (over 9GB) in Mavericks
@bmike: it did not occur for a while now, guess I'll accept the answer
Dec
19
comment What is the font the battery percentage uses?
awesome, thanks!
Nov
17
comment How to debug slow terminal prompt?
@l'L'l: hmm, just ran it and it showed me that it's just running /usr/libexec/path_helper and setting the PATH. Is there a way to see what gets run "between" prompts? The problem is not really slow startup, just that it takes a while to come back (i.e. I open Terminal, then hit enter, and it takes a while to show me another line)
Nov
17
comment How to debug slow terminal prompt?
@l'L'l: yeah I did restart the terminal. Also isn't that for zsh? I'm using bash
Nov
17
comment How to debug slow terminal prompt?
@l'L'l: I'm using bash. Just did that, but it doesn't seem like it changed the speed much.
Oct
28
comment Disable cross-screen shadows
Hmm I like the other shadows, but thanks anyway
Oct
25
comment What features of Mavericks are beneficial to you?
@sds, kernel takes 9GB for me apple.stackexchange.com/questions/106697/…
Jun
28
comment Tool for determining performance bottleneck
And yes I feel like the SSD would help the most; however, it is also significantly more expensive than just getting more RAM, so it'd be nice to have some hard data first.
Jun
28
comment Tool for determining performance bottleneck
Also, I didn't know about sysdiagnose. That sounds very useful, +1.
Jun
28
comment Tool for determining performance bottleneck
@XAleXOwnZX: it's not really that it's difficult -- just sort of a pain. I don't feel like checking Activity Monitor every time I start doing something to see where the problem is. I want to keep a tool running all day, and at the end, I will simply write some script to quickly go through the data, and tell me say : CPU bottleneck hit 10% of the time, HD bottleneck hit 50% of the time, RAM bottleneck hit 40% of the time. I'll check out the three terminal commands tomorrow, that sounds like what I want.
Jun
19
comment Where did Icon Composer go from Xcode?
thanks, that looks useful! I'll test it when I need it again.
Jun
10
comment Macbook Pro Early 2011 max ram support
@Buscar웃: they don't even offer 16GB today on the regular mbpro today... I'm sure they had somebody calculate what makes sense and what doesn't for them.
Jun
10
comment Macbook Pro Early 2011 max ram support
@Buscar웃: they show the maximum you could get factory-installed, which was 8GB.
May
14
comment Least intrusive way to install Ruby 1.9 on a borrowed MacBook?
You could also use a virtual machine, install ruby there, and once you're done, just delete it.
Mar
22
comment Can two different phone numbers be used to receive voice and text on one iPhone?
Google Voice probably won't work, unless you port all your numbers to it somehow. It can do one number -> rings multiple phones easily, but multiple numbers -> rings one phone is harder since they need to be in control of all the numbers, and idk if they let you port more than one.
Mar
12
comment Set F7/F8/F9 to perform iTunes functions like built-in keyboard
I'm sure this works, but isn't there a simpler solution? I really just want the keyboard shortcut if possible...
Mar
10
comment X11 periodically losing focus
@EirNym: oh, you mean arguments? -XC usually