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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.


Jul
23
answered Delete iCloud bookmark only from a specific computer
Jul
22
comment How to clean install and only re-install old applications/files as you need them?
Ah, time Machine.
Jul
22
comment Sublime Text like fuzzy filesystem search for Mac OS X
All the usual columns are there -- size, date, etc. -- sometimes they just need to be dragged wider. "Where" shows the path. Also, clicking on a column header sorts by.
Jul
22
comment iMac 2011 and WiFi 5GHz problem
Have you tried setting network to no password, temporarily? Or opening Guest? When Lion came out, it was so bad, people were downloading iStumbler and similar to connect. Once established, then Airport Utility could cope.
Jul
21
answered But every time I try to edit the file, it's locked and I can't save my changes
Jul
21
answered iMac 2011 and WiFi 5GHz problem
Jul
19
answered New Seagate hard drive freezes MacBook Pro
Jul
19
answered Sublime Text like fuzzy filesystem search for Mac OS X
Jul
19
answered How to clean install and only re-install old applications/files as you need them?
Jul
18
comment Zoom capability gone
In System Preferences/Accessibility, you can also click the checkbox "Show Accessibility status in menubar" to keep an eye on what's turned on and what's off.
Jul
18
answered kernel panic: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily
Jul
18
comment How to Stop the copy of ALL my pictures up to Dropbox
And try going to Dropbox on the web and temporarily, at least, deleting that device.
Jul
18
comment When drag/drop elements to desktop, they land far more to the right
Check your View Options, at the bottom of the Finder View menu - I'll bet the Grid Spacing is screwy.
Jul
18
answered How do I Assign Contacts to iCloud?
Jul
12
answered Receiving a photo via iMessage: when is it downloaded?
Jul
6
answered Wi-Fi Diagnostics app not found
Jul
2
comment Tool for determining performance bottleneck
Also take a look at atMonitor by atpurpose.com - a wealth of information for the more experienced user, in compact format.
Jul
2
comment Tool for determining performance bottleneck
Just a note that running MemoryFreer and the indispensable MenuMeters, configured as you like, gives you a fast visual -- plus the mouse-over menu shows a lot of memory info and has link to Activity Monitor.
Jun
28
answered Avoid download 100.000 mails from gmail when using Apple Mail
Jun
28
answered Safari clear cache on quit