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A writer on Macs since I first saw a Powerbook. Bought one the next day--and many portables since. Plus now the iPhone and iPad. Picked up a lot of owner-fixes over the years, knowledge that used to be more common and less "procedural" - I understand why Apple has had to formalize it's methods, but this is still a system you can control, repair and maintain as deeply as you want to go.

I see a lot of questions from people afraid of their machines--and a lot that a moment's googling could answer. Both are symptoms of user disempowerment. I'm not sure, in the end, that Apple Geniuses have been all that helpful to both the image and reality of Macs as a user-friendly computing environment. They don't know anything you can't easily know yourself.


Dec
31
comment Print e-mail conversation in Mail.app
How about saving each mail to PDF and then combine (drag & drop) them into one PDF and print?
Dec
31
comment Drag images from browser and drop it into Finder
It should. It does and it will. Do you have something running like, say, Hazel, or Desktop Utility?
Dec
31
comment Font Book says multiple copies are installed
i should have added, check on the default fonts for your system, be sure no others are in that folder, and remove any not in the list. Delete - by hand is fine, or move to your user fonts.
Dec
30
answered Drag images from browser and drop it into Finder
Dec
30
answered Font Book says multiple copies are installed
Dec
18
answered How to hide GMail labels in Apple Mail?
Dec
18
answered How to access gmail via pop instead of imap in mail.app in mavericks
Dec
18
comment Avoid download 100.000 mails from gmail when using Apple Mail
Open Mail preferences and look at the Advanced pane of your account. Where it says, "Remove Copy From Server" it doesn't mean to your computer, it means delete from server, period. Erased. So it's a "convenience" you don't have to use.
Dec
18
answered Make OS X Mail show the most recent message in conversation
Nov
11
answered How to access gmail via pop instead of imap in mail.app in mavericks
Nov
10
answered How can I turn off the gamed service or more generally, any service?
Nov
10
comment OS X Mavericks lost my mail folders!
Previously, the only way to get even your own current mail folders / boxes back into Mail was to Import, one by one. Then Move the emails into the appropriate folders/mailboxes. Perhaps that still works.
Nov
10
comment Restore functionality of Escape key in Finder (Mavericks)
No kidding! Sounds nice, but I've never, in many years, seen or heard of this … in Finder. In some apps, yes, but ...
Oct
18
answered How To Remove iMessage Icon On Toolbar (MacBook Pro)
Oct
18
comment Has Mountain Lion broken the ability to show Desktop with a gesture, begin dragging an icon, and unshow the Desktop?
But before gestures and swiping, holding an icon over a hidden window where you wanted to drop,revealed that window. No more?
Oct
18
comment Positioning desktop icons on the left instead of right
Q is asking about the automatic Clean Up By and Sort By choices, I believe, in the Finder View menu--and that would be kind of cool. Why only arrange to the right?
Oct
17
answered Can't change folder permissions
Oct
17
answered Messages see chat history?
Oct
16
answered How do I type the euro value sign € on a Mac?
Oct
8
comment Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable
I don't have the dev problem, and it was an iPad, but after following these and many, many other support pages and Discussion suggestions, including fooling with hosts file ...the step that immediately worked was: Use a different computer. Went right through.