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comment Turn off MacBook Pro's display while connected to external monitor on Yosemite
possible duplicate of How do I turn off laptop display when I have an external display?
Jul
25
comment How to download old version of Mac OS X that I own and App Store lists, but App Store refuses on newer Mac
When I filter that list for "os x mountain lion" I get no offers to download the entire OS installer. I see five downloads for updates not original installers.
Jul
24
comment How to download old version of Mac OS X that I own and App Store lists, but App Store refuses on newer Mac
This Answer is indeed the only option I've found. I tracked down a friend with an older Mac, used the Guest user account to log into my Apple App Store account, then used App Store app to download the ≈ 5 gig file for the Mountain Lion installer app. I also had to provide the borrowed Mac’s admin user name and password because I was downloading an OS installer. The installer auto-launches, but you can quit the installer before it does anything.
Jul
24
comment How to download old version of Mac OS X that I own and App Store lists, but App Store refuses on newer Mac
I'm trying to install the older Mac OS X versions into a virtual machine (Parallels, VirtualBox, Fusion).
Jul
24
comment How to download old version of Mac OS X that I own and App Store lists, but App Store refuses on newer Mac
Not directly relevant, but my motivation is to install the older OS into a virtual machine (Parallels) for developing and testing software. Apple does not make this easy. Ironically, Microsoft makes this testing chore super easy by providing pre-configured virtual machine files ready to run in Parallels/VirtualBox/Fusion for a variety of current and older versions of Windows ( XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 ) at no cost.
Jul
23
comment Where can I get a copy of Mavericks after Yosimite has been released?
The developer.apple.com page no longer offers old versions. Only current (Yosemite) and beta (El Capitan) are listed for download.
Jul
18
comment Appointments in Calendar
@Charlie Please edit your posted Question to enter a thoughtful title that describes your actual issue.
Jul
18
comment Issues due to upgrading to ios 8.4
Have you tried a cold shutdown of the iPod touch? How do you know the wifi is working, can you surf using a web browser (Safari, etc.)?
Jul
17
comment Anti-virus comparison for Mac OS X
Formerly free of cost, but now is an inexpensive commercial product. See vendor explanation. Please update Answer; StackExchange blocks my attempts to do so.
Jun
19
comment Scrolling text box in Keynote.app?
Thanks for the Answer. I'm looking for a simple scroll box with a scroll bar. During my presentation I want to peruse a list of a thousand phrases. The animated tricks are too awkward for that.
Jun
14
comment Standard (ISO 8601) week number in Calendar.app?
The link in the Answer refers to webcal.fi, where you can choose from many useful calendars and even tweak their parameters.
Mar
25
comment Avoid inadvertent “Shut Down” of Mac
@Buscar웃 Yes, there's a countdown. But (1) that means the shutdown will occur if I look away, and (2) the default keystroke on the countdown dialog is the affirmative button, to immediately shutdown. Both of those behaviors are bad for a server. So, again, my question is about ways to avoid the problem in the first place (on server computers).
Dec
11
comment What characters might be used to substitute for colon in folder names using a time-of-day?
@Mark I'm programming Java and Objective-C. See updated Question.
Dec
11
comment What characters might be used to substitute for colon in folder names using a time-of-day?
Interesting idea. This answer is almost too clever. Looking so much like the regular COLON might cause confusing when parsing.
Dec
11
comment What characters might be used to substitute for colon in folder names using a time-of-day?
@Mark Modern versions of the Finder may handle a colon. But during programmatic access, problems ensue.
Dec
5
comment Set Print Range in Numbers.app
I don't see how this is a solution. We want to suppress some cells from appearing on the printout. Scaling magnifies/shrinks the printed content.
Oct
31
comment Can you use iMac Retina 5K as external monitor for a MacBook Pro?
Only a month ago DisplayPort 1.3 was announced. This includes support for 5K video. Apple has not yet adopted this new DisplayPort.
Aug
12
comment Stop Console.app from auto-scrolling while I'm reading a log
I had no idea that button was modal. Seems like an odd user-interface. When clicked so the "Now" button has a blue background the auto-scroll feature is "ON", grey background means "OFF". At least in Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.8.x. Thanks.
Jul
25
comment How can I find color codes on Mac?
I find the Wikipedia page on Web Colors much more useful for obtaining CSS/X11 color names than this answer's linked page. Also useful is this W3Schools.com page.
Jun
3
comment Apple “Cinema HD Display” (DVI) not recognized by MacBook Pro (late 2013)
I posted this question because I did about 20 minutes of googling with no answer. I found similar discussions (⌥+⌘+P+R, plugging cable early or later), but no fixes that worked for me.