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Sep
7
comment Can't run Apple Hardware Test as Mac crashes
Try ejecting the DVD, and instead hold alt-d at startup. On some machines (not sure what the criteria is) I've found that this downloads AHT over the Internet.
Sep
7
comment Can't run Apple Hardware Test as Mac crashes
Are you sure you are using the correct AHT DVD for that machine? I think I've seen similar behaviour when using the wrong version...
Aug
2
comment Can I find just the apps which I have purchased in the App Store?
I have quite a few receipts which say "Billed To: Store Credit".
Jun
15
comment Most-efficient way to copy iPhoto events between computers?
@craig Is there a typo in the question? It reads "I want to preserve... on computer B, but copy... from computer B". I was expecting one of those to be "computer A". Can you clarify?
Jun
14
comment Forward or Bcc a copy of all outgoing mail
@sam, thanks! I've accepted your edit (after making it fit my style of writing). I've added a warning about the new suggestion, though: I think this could be a good way to shoot yourself in the foot in certain circumstances. Caveat emptor!
Jun
13
comment Forward or Bcc a copy of all outgoing mail
Hi @sam - I've found another way of doing this... please see my (hugely) revised answer.
Jun
12
comment Temperature logger compatible with Mac?
Thanks - I hadn’t found that product. It looks well designed, and it is good to have native Mac software. But 1) it doesn’t run independently: it needs to be connected to a computer to operate, and I don’t have one near the fridge, and 2) it is more than twice the price of the RC-4. More suggestions welcome.
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.
May
10
comment Maintaining Aspect Ratio while Image Cropping using Preview
Are you willing to install additional software, providing it isn't a behemoth?
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...