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Aug
28
comment Set preview.app to default to “content only” view
This doesn't seem to work for previewing .doc files. Is this a bug, or does anyone have any other suggestions?
Apr
18
comment Is there an app that helps you move files without drag-and-drop?
Just to clarify, I am aware that I can move files in Lion using a copy&move workflow, drag&drop workflow, or command line. To me, working with nested folders in the Finder is very slow and cumbersome. I'm looking for a faster and more elegant solution. I will try some of the suggestions below. Thanks!
Apr
18
comment Is there an app that helps you move files without drag-and-drop?
From what I can gather, this still necessitates that I navigate to the folder in the Finder, which is precisely the thing I'd like to avoid. Am I understanding this right?
Feb
12
comment How can I make Siri tolerate longer periods of silence for note dictation?
Just noticed that someone asked the same question, but there weren't really any clear answers. apple.stackexchange.com/questions/35474/…
Dec
8
comment How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air?
I read over the FAQ, I understand the need for order and refinement, but I'm unsure how this question doesn't fit this site. It's a question about Apple Software/Hardware, I'm looking not for someone's opinion or a general casual question. I'm looking for an answer to a Apple computer usage question. I basically want to know the recommended or expected workflow on this machine. If I can't ask that question here, where else can I ask it?
Dec
8
comment How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air?
I think my usage habits were conditioned by low power macs and instability such that I would only ever keep open the main app I was working on for fear that too many open apps would bring the system down. But it seems like nowadays the os is better at managing all of that especially with the better hardware. So rather than quit apps I can just leave it all up and running. And now with auto save and resume it's quite a luxury to have real multitasking without so much of the worry.
Dec
8
comment How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air?
So what I'm gathering from this is I should just keep everything open that I use on a daily basis in both accounts and wait and see what it does in terms of performance. as long as things I'm not using aren't hogging resources in the background and my battery life isn't suffering too much the computers resources should be used to the max if I need max usage. Yes?
Dec
8
comment How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air?
If this is the case, then when I look in Activity Monitor what should my average CPU and average RAM be? In other words, besides experimenting day after day with battery life, is there a way to find a sweet spot for operation? Am I aiming, for example, for no less than 90% idle CPU and at least 500MB Ram Free?
Jun
29
comment Is there a desktop twitter client that has a built in browser?
I want Twitter to act more like Reeder. Simple as that. I want a stream or feed on the left, and then if a tweet has a link in it I want it to show up on the right. I don't want to necessarily click on links to be able to see what a link is about
Jun
23
comment Is there a way to send a growl notification when an application reaches a certain memory threshold?
Awesome, thanks!
Jun
23
comment Is there a way to send a growl notification when an application reaches a certain memory threshold?
I have a mid 2007 MacBook (2.16GHZ) with 2GB of RAM and routinely run 15 applications simultaneously, so I need as much RAM as I can get and even when I'm not using it Safari just seems to keep grabbing more kicking on fans and stuff. I've already done the gruber trick with Flash, but it still seems to be the most greedy app I run. That's why I have a desire to write this hack.
Jun
21
comment Is it worth upgrading my MacBook hard drive to an SSD?
Thanks! It gives me some more to think about :)
Feb
2
comment How do I fix this Smart Folder problem? It keeps switching off of “This Mac”
Thanks for the effort you put into this answer. Unfortunately, that's exactly what I've done. It works just as you've shown here, the first time... but then if I close that folder and come back to it, say in a couple of days, it somehow has snapped back to not searching "This Mac". And actually, I just tried it again, and this one is working, but I clicked on "Search Criteria" and it still is clicked on the name of the smart folder and not this mac. I'm using 10.6.6
Oct
6
comment How can I get Preview to open up in the Foreground?
thanks for the attempt philip, but auto-opening isn't my question. whether the setting is to auto-open or not, Preview still opens in the background, instead of the foreground.
Oct
3
comment What is the thinking behind pushing the writing area in Pages to the left?
i think you've helped me identify what i like, which is seeing my typing page relative to a background (or a "real page" as you say). I like Word because it's like having a blank sheet of paper on your desk. Why would you ever put the piece of paper in the upper left corner of your desk? You wouldn't...you'd put it in the center. I love most desing decisions with Macs, but I use SizeUp because I like my windows expanded fully, and while I may be able to get used to Pages as it is, I think having the option to lay it in the center (at about 150%) is preferable.