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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
30
comment How can I get Apple Mail to paginate instead of loading all conversations?
See this post for details on setting up POP mail in Lion and Mountain Lion. discussions.apple.com/message/16090931#16090931
Jul
30
comment How can I get Apple Mail to paginate instead of loading all conversations?
I use POP for Gmail, works perfectly well in Mountain Lion. Maybe me, but I couldn't find a way to not download huge numbers of mails in IMAP. Maybe someone can jump in here ...
Jul
25
answered How can I recover my MS Office 2011 product key?
Jul
25
answered How serious are occasional kernel panics?
Jul
25
comment How can I get Apple Mail to paginate instead of loading all conversations?
You don't have to have all your Gmail on your computer. It can live perfectly well on the web ...
Jul
24
comment Modifying behaviour of “Stationery Pad” function in Finder
I don't know why they brought this forward from Classic, where it was a useful little memo pad.
Jul
23
answered Applescript to delete iMessages from Messages app
Jul
23
answered Index of files to backup
Jul
23
comment Sublime Text like fuzzy filesystem search for Mac OS X
As far as search matching, that has to be set up in all the choices down the left side. Files and/or folders, visible or not, etc. Narrow down the location to search in the pull-down at top right that starts with hard disk name.
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 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.