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Grumpy.


Jan
7
answered Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad on Windows-7
Jan
6
answered iPhone app to download/upload files
Jan
2
comment How to format the OS X installer USB stick that comes with MacBook Air?
If it's emulating a CD drive, there are lots of reasons reformatting it is desirable. A thumbdrive which shows up as a hardware CD drive is great for installing OSes on all the computers which can't use bootable usb hard drives, but support USB CD drives (LOTS of early netbooks).
Jan
2
answered How to set to open folder with enter in finder?
Dec
26
comment Can you install two versions of an app on the same iOS device?
I can't imagine this is impossible if you've jailbroken.
Dec
14
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
Also, batch image processing
Dec
14
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
Python, primarily. Doing some heavy recursive computation.
Dec
14
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
I Never saw my system fall to less than 100 MB free, even when I was loading it as much as possible. This seems a bit odd to me.
Dec
13
comment How to set to open folder with enter in finder?
I would also add make the "Delete" key delete the selected item in finder.
Dec
11
comment iPhoto and unknown RAW Formats
If you;re not attached to iPhoto, Lightroom is excellent. Also, Picasa supports a few raw formats, it may work, and is free.
Dec
11
comment Do iOS apps crash regularly? Is this normal?
I have the same problem on a regular basis. Jailbreak, install SBSettings, and you can manage your own memory, with a task manager and everything. Way easier and faster then rebooting, and SBSettings is very useful outside of app management as well. You can also add the current free memory to the bar at the head of the window so you can tell what the device is doing.
Nov
30
comment I wish I could get a new Finder window launched if I double-click the Finder icon in the dock. Is this possible?
Still a 2-click solution to a one-click problem.
Nov
27
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
Well, I upgraded from 2 to 8 gb of ram, and the problem solved itself. I'm a bit mystified why, since I don't think the system would use the swap partition until it was completely out of ram, and it always seemed to have 200-300 mb free, even when heavily loaded.
Nov
22
awarded  Teacher
Nov
22
answered I wish I could get a new Finder window launched if I double-click the Finder icon in the dock. Is this possible?
Nov
22
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
I know this is possible, because I run the exact same tasks on my windows 7 box without any issues. I just prefer leaving the mac on all the time, since it takes far less power.
Nov
22
comment Why does the Finder run at such a low process priority?
The problem is not a memory/disk space limitation. I am running processes that intentionally take all the resources they can. A proper mutitasking scheduler should let the system remain perfectly responsive (or at least only cause a minor performance hit) despite this, provided the prioritization is set right. However, for some insane reason, the most important aspect of the UI is set to the lowest priority possible, and the whole system therefore basically is rendered unusable.
Nov
22
comment Magic Mouse / Wireless keyboard not fully functional after Archive & Install
@Martín Marconcini - I figured out what he meant immediately. That does not mean it isn't a terminally stupid way to think of how computers operate, though.
Nov
19
awarded  Critic
Nov
17
comment Magic Mouse / Wireless keyboard not fully functional after Archive & Install
....."Spell".... Really?