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Jun
9
answered Forward or Bcc a copy of all outgoing mail
Jun
9
suggested suggested edit on Forward or Bcc a copy of all outgoing mail
Jun
9
comment Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?
A few questions raised by your answer, though: 1) I wonder if non-retina resources are installed on a retina Mac? (I don't own one yet.) 2) I like your iMac / MacBook Pro example. I think you imply that the code for the new iMac would be embedded in 10.9.3, so if you were to update the MacBook Pro to that release, you could then run the iMac from it… do I understand right?
Jun
9
comment Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?
Thanks: this is a useful clarification of the difference between the specificity of the install media and the install itself. Also, the advice about making sure the install is newer than the Mac is practical and useful. It’s a shame about the hedging (“… for the most part…”) in this answer. Perhaps it just isn’t possible to give a full answer here: I guess Apple can cause the installer to create customised results and we can just offer our experience about whether we have observed them doing so.
Jun
9
comment Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?
Thanks, @Buscar웃 - that's what I would guess too, but I have used tricks like this in the past (eg the Mac Pro / MacBook Pro one from my list) and they seemed to work in my limited testing, so perhaps the installer actually produces generic results. Or generic results, except in certain edge cases: and that's what I'd like to know about.
Jun
9
comment Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?
That's a nice idea: thanks! But that only tells me about those two machines. I'm after a more general answer if possible.
Jun
9
asked Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?
May
17
awarded  Yearling
May
10
comment Maintaining Aspect Ratio while Image Cropping using Preview
Are you willing to install additional software, providing it isn't a behemoth?
May
2
answered Enterprise App Installation on iOS that is too old
May
1
answered Mirroring iPhone 4 (iOS 7) to Mac without AirPlay Mirroring
Mar
27
asked Allow access to www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies, but not www.bbc.co.uk
Mar
12
comment How To Disable Lion Ellipsis Autocorrect
I'm using TextEdit on 10.9.2, and I'm finding that I have to restart TextEdit for this change in System Preferences to take effect.
Jan
28
comment How to make TextEdit open with a blank file by default?
And, to reverse this if necessary, I think the necessary incantation is defaults delete -g NSShowAppCentricOpenPanelInsteadOfUntitledFile
Jan
28
comment Kernel Panic after diy repair
Just an idea: disconnect the replacement screen, and connect the MBP to an external monitor instead?
Jan
28
answered How do I stop my Excel spreadsheets from opening when starting my IMac and also the first time I open Excel?
Jan
27
comment Time Machine initial backup way too large
My Mac (running 10.8... I don't see what version you are running?) shows a figure for "Estimated size of full backup" when I press the Options button in System Preferences > Time Machine. What is your figure there?
Dec
24
comment Can I still use the older Airport Utility 5.5.3 if I install the 6.0 version of Airport Utility?
@bmike I am still running 10.8.5 and AirPort Utility 5.6 works for me. md5 /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Apple80211 prints f561c26a7121098e463b9196c401ed9e.
Dec
8
comment Why can't Time Machine see shared drive?
Have you seen pondini.org/TM/B1.html and pondini.org/TM/22.html? I don't see anything specific there that you seem to have missed, but I think poudini.org is a great resource for Time Machine troubleshooting and it's worth checking through the steps there.
Dec
4
awarded  Revival