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Started programming Macs back when you needed a Lisa to do it. Switched to Unix about 10 years before Apple did. Now just a fanboy.


Aug
10
comment View the configuration of a network printer
That provides some information, but not enough to copy it over to another system.
Aug
10
comment View the configuration of a network printer
I want to see how the printer is configured on the Mac so I can duplicate that configuration on another Mac. The fact that the printer in question is a USB printer connected to Windows machine is incidental.
Aug
10
comment View the configuration of a network printer
I said "printer connected to a Windows computer"
Aug
10
comment View the configuration of a network printer
Network utility shows nothing about printer drivers. The printer is a USB printer so the self-test is no help.
Jun
20
comment changing the meta key in emacs
Do you want a solution that works when you are logged into a remote machine, e.g. via SSH, or is it OK if the solution only works for emacs running on your Mac?
Jun
2
comment Can I make unlocking the screensaver also unlock the login keychain?
Like I said, "The workaround is to change the Keychain Settings so the login keychain never automatically locks, but I'd prefer to have it lock automatically"
May
22
comment App windows move spontaneously on display wake (2 monitors) - OS X 10.8.3
You said "2nd display now attached through an HDMI --> DVI converter dongle. Previously it was attached through a Newer-brand USB --> DVI adapter." So it was not the exact same configuration.
May
22
comment How to specify group id for a user-defined group
@walrus I don't know about that. On Linux systems the command line is easy, but Mountain Lion uses Open Directory and it's more complicated than I've ever wanted to wade into. But you can try 'man dscl' from the command line to get documentation.
May
21
comment Alternative Large Cursors
@Mark, the short answer is no. Apple has fully locked down the cursors. The best you can do is something like Mouseposé which puts a big translucent cursor-like image around the cursor, in effect giving you a big cursor without actually replacing the cursor. Then you could use normal size cursor and still read the tooltips through the added highlights.
May
19
comment How to have a specific contact make a ring sound even in silent mode
The mute button has priority over other controls. An app that made noise while the mute button was set to mute would not be approved by Apple so you'd have to get a jailbroken phone and custom app.
May
19
comment How can I get iMessage to verify my phone number?
What happens when you turn iMessage on on your iPhone? What does it display in text below the iMessage on-off control? Where exactly are you "trying to select your number for messages" and finding it greyed out?
May
19
comment apple.local Dock[255]: ECFileOperationRevealURL failed with -43
What happens when you paste file://localhost/Users/suyejun/Downloads/code/ in the location bar of a Safari window and hit return? What happens when you use the Finder's Go -> Go to Folder... and paste /Users/suyejun/Downloads/code/ and click Go? Are you sure the folder still exists with that name?
May
13
comment iPad Mini always disconnects Bluetooth wireless keyboard
OK, this is not the solution to your problem, but, for the record, this issue would have nothing to do with the keyboard working fine with other devices. Still, if this is not the problem then I am at a loss for ideas as to what the problem is. Take it to the Apple store and see if it behaves the same with other iPad minis.
May
13
comment Connect to OSX via AFP over WAN with a Time Capsule on network?
@Charlie, I don't know what you are asking. You said you know how to port forward and know how to connect via AFP using a connect string and I gave you the AFP connect string to use, so I don't know what else there is to explain.
May
13
comment Connect to OSX via AFP over WAN with a Time Capsule on network?
@Charlie, if your AFP client is good you should be able to forward any port (e.g. 12345) to port 548 on your MBP and then connect from the internet at afp://hostname:12345
May
13
comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
@mike, what do you make of the fact that ping timeouts report ICMP sequence numbers from a different sequence than ping successes? apple.stackexchange.com/a/91069/21703
May
11
comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
@Miguel, definitely remove Little Snitch as that is exactly the kind of software that could be creating this problem. If you haven't got a complicated configuration I'd say completely uninstall it and even empty the trash to make sure it's gone and reboot and see if that fixes the problem.
May
11
comment Is it possible to enable TRIM for an external SSD?
What do you mean "Macs do not natively support USB 3"? support.apple.com/kb/HT5172
May
9
comment Open MS Office documents on Windows 7 guest VM in OS X host using Office for Mac
@user329174, presumably the Guest's files are also stored on the Host filesystem (inside the VM package), so having them on the native filesystem (rather than on a virtual filesystem built on top of the native file system) where the Mac applications have 100% complete and ordinary capabilities (e.g. in Mountain Lion the ability to keep versions of files) is better on many levels.
May
8
comment Intriguing connection issue on OS X
Are you using the same IP address for Windows 7? If not, try it. Your netstat shows a very high number of bad connection attempts. Any idea why? At this point I think you need to set up packet capture to see what's happening on the wire when the timeouts happen. See support.apple.com/kb/HT3994 for instructions or consider using tastycocoabytes.com/cpa . In particular, I want to see if, during the outage, the computer is still sending pings to the router and if there are ping responses on the wire that are being sent to a different Ethernet MAC address.