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Dec
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accepted Is there a way to make Lion's scrollbars visible on mouseover them?
Dec
8
comment How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air?
There are various system tasks like mdworker that must periodically run for spotlight, time machine, etc., which can consume lots of CPU resources for a short time. If you see anything really using considerable CPU, then google can tell you what it does and what application created it. Don't just rush off and kill it thinking it's a virus or something.
Dec
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comment How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?
Are songs stored unencrypted on the iPod? Or does the iPod simply record the DRM keys? Worth a try!
Dec
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comment How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air?
There isn't any fixed number here either because resources exist to be used. Activity monitor simply identifies the culprit if your system slows down. Safari using 99% CPU is fine if your using Safari. Safari using 15% CPU might be too much when not browsing the web.
Dec
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accepted Lion's Preview regularly hangs when unhiding with open documents
Dec
8
answered How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air?
Dec
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answered How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?
Dec
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comment Can the Finder be tricked into assigning symlinks and aliases different icons?
More apple script alias handling code here : apple.stackexchange.com/questions/2656/…
Dec
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answered Can the Finder be tricked into assigning symlinks and aliases different icons?
Nov
30
comment How to make the scrollbars appearing on demand on Lion
see also : apple.stackexchange.com/questions/30851/…
Nov
30
comment Is there a way to make Lion's scrollbars visible on mouseover them?
Interesting. Yes, I'd agree that scrolling one pixel and back sounds like a clean way to make the bar visible. I'll need to look into making the bar visible. Thanks!
Nov
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accepted Open source iSightCapture?
Nov
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asked Open source iSightCapture?
Nov
28
asked Lion's Preview regularly hangs when unhiding with open documents
Nov
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comment Time Machine Backup to a Windows computer
Yes, it seemed appropriate. :)
Nov
26
awarded  Teacher
Nov
26
answered How to properly increase ulimit -n on Lion?
Nov
26
answered Time Machine Backup to a Windows computer
Nov
23
comment Are there any tweaks for Lion's autocorrect?
Interesting approach, but simply clicking 'learn spelling' sounds easier. In any case, I'm asking about general solutions, not teaching it every stupid acronym. If anything, that'll make matters worse by decreasing my paranoia. Apple should have made shift-space disable autocorrect, but a plugin could likely achieve this.
Nov
22
asked Are there any tweaks for Lion's autocorrect?