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Jan
3
comment Are my frequent Safari beach balls caused by my extensions?
Yes, I may need to try disabling all extensions, the one at a time hasn't yielded anything useful yet. It's also simply possible that Safari has grown long in the tooth and I shold give Chrome another try, definitely Chrome has a better JavaScript engine.
Dec
21
comment Are my frequent Safari beach balls caused by my extensions?
Immediately after posting this I deactivated Ghostery, not yet positive matters improved, but it's looking up. It's tricky because it's sensitive to specific open tabs as well.
Sep
9
comment How can I copy a Google search URL from Safari?
Yes, Ive found this bug in safari extremely annoying
Sep
9
comment Is there an option to show the real url when you do search on Safari 6?
Yes, I've found this extremely annoying, the straw that switched me over to Chrome.
Jun
8
comment Lion sleep (or hibernate) closes all applications
I've added an image depicting the button that controls Resume.
Jun
8
comment Lion sleep (or hibernate) closes all applications
All laptops both sleep and hibernate, depending upon their situation, both technologies are well tested for over a decade and completely transparent for applications. Lion introduced this alternative resume/restore functionality that required additional integration with applications. Resume breaks ALL THE TIME, even with Apple's own applications like Terminal and Preview.
Jun
8
comment Lion sleep (or hibernate) closes all applications
No, automatic logout is irrelevant. You aren't even "logged out" when you reenter your password, but more unlocking it. It simply happens that Lion implemented "lock system and conserve power" by closing all your application because they all told it they could restore/resume themselves. You must disable the restore/resume functionality so that Lion hibernates instead, just like Snow Leopard.
Apr
25
comment Trackpad gets stuck in select mode
Interestingly, FingerMgmt has ocasional crashes when running under the Trackpad, but not under Magic Mouse. If it's actually related, maybe that'll give some information. Thanks again!
Apr
25
comment How can I unstick my trackpad button?
I'm happy you mentioned bulging batteries, thanks lkraav, very informative. I had enormous difficulties with the power system in my old 2007 MBP, that machine ate 6+ hard drives, 3-4 batteries, and 4-5 power supplies over 4 years. I never had the patience to let a battery bulge though, sounds like I made the right decisions
Apr
25
comment Trackpad gets stuck in select mode
I'm trying that now since finding the thread I linked. An Apple tech suggested switching hands and resting one on one side of the case, suggested there is a ground connecter there that occasionally comes loose. Thanks!
Jan
19
comment Are there any non-Apple Thunderbolt displays?
I haven't found anything from google searches. <shrug>
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
comment Can I restore Address Book's pre-Lion layout?
Yes, I considered that, might try it if nothing better comes along.
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
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
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
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