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Apr
13
comment Remove disk image from the disk list
Try selecting the disk image icon rather than the unmounted volume icon (which is what the image above shows). At least in previous versions of Disk Utility, that shows info about the disk image file (.dmg). You can also right click on the disk image icon and choose Eject. Not sure if that still holds true for El Capitan or not...
Apr
7
comment Mac Yosemite : disk size doesn't match its content size sum
A 4.5 GB lost+found folder does not look like a good sign. I wonder if corruption of the disk directory might be responsible for some of the discrepancy. du -h (in sudo mode) in a Terminal window is usually a better tool for examining disk usage than the Finder, as I'm not sure the Finder can accurately size folders you don't have access permissions to.
Mar
3
comment What could be the reason why Finder lags?
What version of OS X are you using? Do you have any Adobe Creative Cloud applications installed?
Nov
7
comment As a user with multiple monitors attached to my Mac, how does it select which one a new window is opened on?
What version of OS X?
Jul
16
comment When can they use ESC to close windows?
The examples the OP gave, namely most preferences windows in apps, the Fonts panel, Help Viewer.app's main window, aren't implemented as modal dialogs; rather, they are instances of NSPanel, which automatically receive this "Escape key causes panel to close" behavior.
Jan
4
comment How can I show the “Dimension” column in Finder?
Well, I +1'd you, so you're now able to post "inline" images...
Feb
7
comment Why can't you create/open multiple instances of iTunes?
I was going to suggest that it was the presence of the LSMultipleInstancesProhibited key set to true in the Info.plist inside the application bundle, but iTunes doesn't appear to have that set. Launch Services may hard-wired to to look for the com.apple.iTunes CFBundleIdentifier and not allow a second instance. You could try changing that manually in a second copy of the app bundle to see if it allowed it to launch. But I'd make backup copies of your library database beforehand. :-)
Oct
25
comment Are all pictogram fonts broken in Lion?
Hey Tom! This one's right up your alley. (This is MarkDouma® from Apple Discussions).
Oct
17
comment Clear thumbnails for renamed files
@sorens: The app is Resorcerer, a Power-PC-only resource editor: mathemaesthetics.com/ResorcererInfo.html They have a demo at mathemaesthetics.com/download/Res24OSXDemo.sit (warning: .sit Stuffit archive).
Sep
26
comment Add an up button to the Lion Finder?
That Command-Up Arrow shortcut has been around for ages. Even before OS X, I believe...
Jul
13
comment Any app on mac os x can hide icons on menu bar?
@Bavarious: yes, the menus on the left side of the menu bar always take priority over status menu items, and if there are enough menus, the status items will be removed to make room for them. I was aware of this, but considered that an "indirect" (and automatic) way to hide status menu items...
May
22
comment Strange font behavior with external monitors on MacBook
No need to restart; you just need to relaunch the apps in question.
Mar
29
comment Can Steam games be available to the Guest account?
@Nathan G: In Windows, when you switch from one user to another, Steam does exactly what I described: the first instance of Steam in the original user account quits, and a new instance of Steam starts in the second user account. Hence, no DRM issue. All I meant by my statement was that with about 10 lines of code, you could achieve the same type of behavior in OS X.
Jan
26
comment How to reduce photos in iPhoto while keeping metadata?
Also, what specifically do you mean by metadata? Just standard image metadata, like EXIF stuff, or also iPhoto-specific type things like faces, locations, etc.
Jan
26
comment How to reduce photos in iPhoto while keeping metadata?
What version of Mac OS X?