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Mar
14
comment Why won't closing the lid sleep my MacBook Pro with external monitor attached after upgrading to Lion?
@XAleX, here's another. It's a hassle to mess with two monitors — there's a big gap, the virtual alignment often doesn't really match the physical alignment, etc. So if one's external monitor is big enough, the small MacBook LCD adds no value. FWIW, I love the Lion behavior, and the Snow Lion behavior drove me bonkers.
Jan
27
comment Is it possible to display the current state of modifier keys?
It's the only keyboard I truly like, and they don't make them anymore, despite the website still being up. datadesktech.com/desktop_sb.html
Jan
27
comment Is it possible to display the current state of modifier keys?
So, it turns out that my keyboard is funky in a way which confuses Keyboard Layout (i.e., keys which are down when the keyboard gets weird aren't registered as down by KL even though they are active when typing). However, that seems too nit-picky to not accept the answer, and perhaps it will become more robust in the future. FWIW, I have a PS/2 keyboard running through a Belkin F5U119vE1 PS/2 -> USB adapter.
Jan
27
accepted Is it possible to display the current state of modifier keys?
Jan
19
revised Is it possible to display the current state of modifier keys?
thanks for the is/it, but I like the "seem to" :)
Jan
18
asked Is it possible to display the current state of modifier keys?
Jan
10
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Jan
6
accepted Does Tivoli Storage Manager for backup get the details right?
Jan
4
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Dec
29
awarded  Tumbleweed
Dec
22
asked Does Tivoli Storage Manager for backup get the details right?
Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
9
comment Decompressing .sit file
The last time I tried the official StuffIt it was spectacular bloatware. I'd avoid it if at all possible.
Nov
9
comment Where will the incident with the sudo command be reported to?
It's always irritated me to no end that sudo is so crabby in responding to almost always perfectly innocent errors.
Nov
9
comment What is the iPod touch's screen sensitive to?
Along those lines, water is conductive, which is why the screen can go loopy if you try it use it in the rain or if your hands are wet.
Nov
9
comment What is the iPod touch's screen sensitive to?
Not quite - you need a voltage difference to generate an electric field. Your finger doesn't have that, so it can't generate an electric field. Rather, the screen essentially contains an array of capacitors, and if your finger is near one of these capacitors, it changes that capacitor's capacitance. That change is what's detected.
Nov
2
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Sep
11
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
6
comment View IE (6,7,8,9) on Mac?
It's not browser snobbery; it's a legitimate recognition that IE6 is very obsolete and that making modern web designs compatible with it is difficult or impossible.
Aug
16
comment Will Time Capsule work on a college dorm's WiFi network?
You might also add a task management tool like The Hit List or Remember the Milk to help with these tasks. Add a repeating tasks for "back up" and you've semi-automated it.