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Jan
17
comment Can I restore Address Book's pre-Lion layout?
iCal version was entirely accidental, seemingly duplicated previous questions on known tweaks. I recall self deletion failed too.
Jan
17
revised Can I restore Address Book's pre-Lion layout?
added 16 characters in body
Jan
17
revised Can I restore Address Book's pre-Lion layout?
oops, I suck. lol
Jan
17
comment Can I restore Address Book's pre-Lion layout?
Yes, I considered that, might try it if nothing better comes along.
Jan
17
asked Can I restore Address Book's pre-Lion layout?
Jan
13
comment Is Mac OS X's two finger scrolling damaging to your hand?
It hasn't reached the "it hurts when I do this" "well don't to that" phase yet, just a vague concern. I'm trying to very usage though.
Jan
13
asked Is Mac OS X's two finger scrolling damaging to your hand?
Jan
6
comment How do I copy the name of the song currently playing on an internet radio station in iTunes?
Very elegant, thanks! I could even simply log all the song names played for perusing after the fact.
Jan
6
accepted How do I copy the name of the song currently playing on an internet radio station in iTunes?
Jan
6
revised How do I copy the name of the song currently playing on an internet radio station in iTunes?
added 11 characters in body
Jan
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I copy the name of the song currently playing on an internet radio station in iTunes?
Jan
6
asked How do I copy the name of the song currently playing on an internet radio station in iTunes?
Jan
1
comment Can the Finder be tricked into assigning symlinks and aliases different icons?
Aliases fail when accessed via ordinary system calls, making them unusable from almost all programming languages, scripting environments, etc., even the command line. Hard links are the only POSIX correct way to provide the functionality you describe.
Dec
26
comment How to get a mac to wait longer for external disk to wake up upon resuming from sleep?
If you have regular problems a process preventing unmounting then use lsof to identify the process and files, maybe you can correct that application's behavior by moving the files onto the primary drive and/or frequently quitting that application.
Dec
26
comment Safari v5.1.2 crashes frequently
I'll try out Chrome, thanks. I'd rather learn about debugging Safari's crash to identify the guilty JavaScript or whatever, but alright.
Dec
26
accepted Safari v5.1.2 crashes frequently
Dec
26
comment Lion's Preview regularly hangs when unhiding with open documents
I've noticed that Preview often resumes correctly when not trying to open another document. Anyone tried creating a tool to block open document messages to Preview until the activation message has completed?
Dec
24
comment How to get a mac to wait longer for external disk to wake up upon resuming from sleep?
If you have macports, you can install sleepwatcher with sudo port install sleepwatcher apparently
Dec
21
comment How to get a mac to wait longer for external disk to wake up upon resuming from sleep?
If you click though to the macosxhints.com, it discusses remounting the drive on wake, which works unless the drive in encrypted.
Dec
21
comment How to get a mac to wait longer for external disk to wake up upon resuming from sleep?
None afaik, umount itself usually requires root, but maybe hdiutil handles that.