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Oct
17
answered 50Hz hum from macbook air headphone port
Oct
17
comment Find my Mac: “Online, no location available”
Hi... you've done most of the things I can think of to isolate this already, so I'm grabbing at straws. 1) Does anything show in Console.app on the MacBook Air when you look for that machine at iCloud.com? 2) If you take the MacBook Air to another WiFi network (friend's house, coffee shop...), is the behaviour the same?
Oct
17
comment How to enable fast user switching when Login Options are disabled?
Apple published some OS X Security Configuration Guides. I can't find one for 10.8, but the one for 10.6 has a script (on page 253) that includes the comment "Disable fast user switching", followed by sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences MultipleSessionEnabled -bool NO. Perhaps try that with -bool YES? Oh: also, here is a similar question with no answers.
Oct
17
comment Apple OS Update and SSD failed last time I tried
Welcome Bryan! I can't see the exact cause here so can't reassure whether safe to update to Mountain Lion (or perhaps Mavericks soon?). But I do have a suggestion for troubleshooting a hang on blue screen: try booting in verbose mode (see Apple's HT1492 document)... the last line printed before the hang may indicate the problem (or it might be a red herring, but it's worth a try...)
Oct
17
comment Moving individual Mailbox to external drive
Just an idea: in the Finder, try double-clicking an .emlx file within /Volumes/External HD/MyArchive.mbox/. I suspect this might be a way to convince the sandbox that Mail is allowed to access at least that message, and perhaps the whole folder.
Oct
17
awarded  Revival
Oct
12
revised MacBook Pro slows down from pressure on the bottom (messy solution included)
added 95 characters in body
Oct
12
answered MacBook Pro slows down from pressure on the bottom (messy solution included)
Oct
10
answered case mismatch in Mail.app between raw and displayed from fields
Oct
10
revised Time separators blinks inconsistently
Added some more thoughts explaining the idea behind removing non-Apple menu bar icons, and suggesting reporting bug to Apple.
Oct
10
comment Time separators blinks inconsistently
Sorry if something in the answer didn't make sense, @Buscar웃. Thanks for the replies, wyred. Given you've reduced the icons down to just Apple-provided ones, the only remaining possibility I can think of is that you've run into an Apple bug -- sorry to hear that. I'll edit my answer with a little more thought, for what it's worth.
Oct
10
comment MacBook pro freezes
Thanks. Sounds like it isn't solely a video issue, then (although it might be a fault with the video causing the rest of the machine to lock up). You say it was checked in a store but they couldn't find the issue. Is the machine under warranty?
Oct
10
awarded  Revival
Oct
9
answered Camera not working again on mid 2013 Macbook Air after the second 10.8.5 upgrade
Oct
9
comment MacBook pro freezes
When it freezes, if you press the caps lock button, does the caps lock light come on? Similarly, if you press volume up/down, do you get the "quack" volume change sounds? (I'm wondering if the machine is running OK "underneath", but the video output is hosed.)
Oct
9
answered Time separators blinks inconsistently
Oct
9
answered What is the command sent by the home button on iPad bluetooth keyboards?
Oct
8
suggested suggested edit on What is the command sent by the home button on iPad bluetooth keyboards?
Oct
6
comment What is the command sent by the home button on iPad bluetooth keyboards?
Perhaps I've missed the point, but... I think it isn't possible to connect an iPad keyboard to a desktop computer. The keyboard connects to the iPad via a dock connector (30 pin, or Lightning for newer models), and this doesn't appear on desktop computers. Or: what have I missed?
Oct
3
answered Mac wakes up from sleep every night and then goes back to sleep immediately