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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
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.
Nov
26
comment Airport Extreme 802.11ac Can't See USB HDD
But the OP describes the hub hardware as "Belkin 4-port, powered USB hub"?
Nov
25
comment Where are my finder windows after a reboot
I'm sorry to hear that. I'm out of ideas, I'm afraid...
Nov
25
comment Airport Extreme 802.11ac Can't See USB HDD
I had a similar issue, which I described in this answer. Unfortunately, in my situation (different to yours: my AirPort is much older), I found that the drive enclosure itself was the cause of the incompatibility.
Oct
24
comment App folder ownership/group change is not being applied
I just tested that sequence of commands (on a new empty folder I created called 'myapp.app'), and the ownership did actually change for me. I see from your prompt that myapp.app is in a folder called 'deployment'. I wonder if that folder is in a filesystem that isn't the usual HFS+?
Oct
24
comment Is alarm vibration suddenly broken in iOS 7?
Hi Collin... has iOS 7.0.3 improved the situation at all?
Oct
21
comment Is alarm vibration suddenly broken in iOS 7?
One possibility I can think of that could cause this issue to appear on multiple phones, independent of iOS updates: do they all use the same iCloud account? Clock.app doesn't in theory use iCloud, so this idea is ridiculous really, but it's one thing I can think of that might be common to all your phones...
Oct
21
comment Is alarm vibration suddenly broken in iOS 7?
Thanks for the details. I can't reproduce this, I'm afraid. Here's what I did: iPhone 4S running 7.0.2. Created new alarm, with the following settings. Time: in a min or two; Repeat: Never; Label: Alarm; Sound: a custom ringtone sound I have on the phone already (this isn't silent, though); Snooze: on. In Settings > Sounds, I have Vibrate on Ring: on; Vibrate on Silent: on. In Settings > Do Not Disturb, Manual: off; Scheduled: off. Ringer switch (on the side above the volume controls) is set to silent. When the alarm went off, I heard the custom sound, and the phone vibrated.
Oct
21
comment Is alarm vibration suddenly broken in iOS 7?
3) I think Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings would be worth a try: I'm hoping this would remove Clock.app's preferences. But... only do this if you are comfortable with data loss: unfortunately I don't know what else this resets (Apple's PDF iPhone manual just unhelpfully says "All your preferences and settings are reset").
Oct
21
comment Is alarm vibration suddenly broken in iOS 7?
How strange! A few ideas... 1) Does the phone vibrator hardware still work (eg when you receive a call)? 2) You say this happened without having performed an iOS update, but I see you mention 7.0.2, which is fairly recent. Can you confirm the iOS 7.0.2 update didn't break vibration for you, at least initially?
Oct
21
comment Moving individual Mailbox to external drive
Thanks for trying that idea out. Here's another idea: instead of using Finder, let's try opening it within Mail.app. This app doesn't allow you to select a file with File > Open. But it does have File > Import Mailboxes. So I'd suggest: try File > Import Mailboxes, and choose /Volumes/External HD/MyArchive.mbox. This will import it again (I don't think this will overwrite anything, but make sure you have a good backup first). I'm hoping you can then remove the unwanted import, but the sandbox will remember that you selected that folder, and allow Mail to continue to have access to it.
Oct
21
comment 50Hz hum from macbook air headphone port
Some people can't feel the tingling sensation. What country are you in? I don't know much about European plugs (I'm in the UK) but I can see at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets that certain European connectors have earth pins on the side of the round plug (see eg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Schuko_plug_and_socket.png). Of course this is just an idea of mine: I might be incorrect, but I'm thinking that grounding your Mac would reduce the hum.
Oct
17
comment Mountain Lion Title Bar Truncation
Is there perhaps something wrong with the fonts in your normal user account? I think Lucida Grande is used in title bars... perhaps this has become corrupt.
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.