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bio website richardsnotes.org
location Warren CT
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seen Nov 18 '13 at 12:07

Long time Mac user (1984). I'm enjoying reading the questions posted here and some of the answers are excellent, quite useful for me and no doubt others. Every now and then I bite and attempt to answer something.


Oct
23
comment MountainLion printing
iain: I'm pretty sure all printers have a way to print a page without a computer involved. See if you can find it in the LCD panel or whatever the control system for that printer is. Also, what application(s) are you printing from on the Mac?
Oct
23
comment MountainLion printing
Have you run the self test on the printer to make sure it works?
Oct
22
comment MountainLion printing
Does anything happen on the printer itself (sans printing)? Does it's led light flash? Have you tried another USB cable?
Oct
19
awarded  Yearling
Oct
16
comment Airport Extreme not working with new modem
When you say works fine, I assume you mean you're online. Next you need to completely reset the AirPort base station plug it into the modem and set it up from scratch.
Oct
16
comment Add anniversary to calendar
You can add an anniversary field in Contacts/Preferences/Templates with the pull down by choosing "Dates" but alas, it does not show up in the Calendar. No doubt that will come in some future version of Calendar. I thought I found the answer... at least we can put anniversary dates in Contacts and wait for the day Calendar inherits that field.
Oct
14
answered Why does it take so long to boot and shut down my MacBook Air?
Oct
14
comment Airport Extreme not working with new modem
You go to system preferences/network and then choose ethernet if it's not automatically running. You may have to click "advanced" then TCP/IP and "renew DHCP Lease" if the computer isn't recognizing the modem. Run your browser and see if you're online when you're sure you're connected directly to the modem.
Oct
13
comment Airport Extreme not working with new modem
That sounds right. And are you sure your computer can get online when connected directly to the modem with Ethernet?
Oct
13
comment Airport Extreme not working with new modem
So you can connect your computer directly to the modem and get online, yes? The "WAN port thing" is the only way to plug a router into a modem like yours: Airport Extreme routers have 1 WAN port and 3 LAN ports for taking ethernet out. Sometimes in haste people plug the modem into one of the LAN ports. Just checking the hardware...
Oct
13
comment Airport Extreme not working with new modem
Have you plugged your computer directly into the modem with ethernet to make sure the modem is connected to the internet? Are you sure the ethernet cable you're using to connect the AirPort to the modem is good and plugged into the WAN port on the Airport?
Oct
11
comment Deleting iMessages on iPad
When you say your two devices are "synced" together are you saying they share an Apple ID? Can you be more specific on what you mean by "synced?"
Oct
10
comment Can Apple's Notes handle pictures pasted from Clipboard?
@Fendi: I don't use it and can't speak to it's stability but my guess is the capability is there as a place marker for notes turning into something like a super scrapbook. If you're losing things either it's not stable (yet) or you might try throwing out the notes prefs file to see if it's corrupted in some way.
Oct
7
answered Can Apple's Notes handle pictures pasted from Clipboard?
Oct
6
comment Will the Apple Store replace Macbook Pro keys or other parts if serious wearing occurs?
Are you sure the keys are wearing out? My keys get shiny from use but if I clean the keyboard (wet cloth) they return to the way they looked before. I think a piece of the shinyness may be oil from your hands, not wear.
Oct
2
comment OS X esc key stops working (randomly)
I have a similar thing happening (early 2011 MacBook Pro), mostly with my left command key but occasionally with other keys. I have AppleCare but I'm guessing this will require some time without my computer and I've been putting off dealing with it for over a year. I figured it was the keypad on this computer but your experience with an external keyboard gives me pause. I'd love it if it were software related and something I could fix easily. I'm staying tuned here. Mine had this problem with Snow Leopard... pre-Lion and Mountain Lion.
Sep
26
comment Is it a bad idea to purchase older Apple routers?
I had an older "flying saucer" Airport extreme that got left behind by a newer version of what is now called Airport Utility. My guess is slightly newer (but not newest) Airport routers are probably fine although I don't know this for sure. That said, I upgrade my AirPort Extreme base station every 4 years or so and the newest one is considerably faster than the generation just before it. This may not be meaningful to you but I have a similar set up (Macs, AppleTV, multiple iOS devices and a micro cell connected to mine and the speed increase on the new one is noticeable.
Sep
12
comment Why not use 1080p cameras for both front and back cameras on an iPad?
I think your last point about FaceTime and bandwidth is it. it's a bottleneck/brake on bandwidth until the network infrastructure can handle it easily without choking.
Sep
11
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
4
comment Recover contacts after deleting from iCloud?
How did you sync your iPhone before buying the MacBook Pro? Do you have a backup sync on your older computer?